weathering questions have already been asked in the forum, I tried to locate some threads and didn't really find what I was looking for. I just finished a Sherman tank, and will be building another one and a few more tanks. It is my second tank and I am pretty happy with it. I tried to apply a wash (with the help of a thread here) with water mixed with black paint (because the sherman tank is a dark green) and it worked out alright. But now I want to do some weathering. I did weathering on one model before and that was a Panzer IV tank. I experimented with some things. I have a few questions. 1) I saw a video on youtube of someone using Mig Pigments mixed with PVA and some kind of varnish. I saw the prices of these pigments and they are almost $10 AUS each!! As some people may know I like to do things cheaply and do not invest a lot of money into my hobby (the most expensive thing ive bought for this would have to be a Primer and grasses). So Is there an alternative to Pigments? Are dry pastels good enough? 2) Are those Tamiya weathering kits really worth it or can you purchase them cheap makeup packs from them cheap stores? (Tamiya 3 colours = $15AUS, Makeup > 6 = $5). 3) I've read up on dry brushing and did use it with Vietnam soldiers, but can you apply that technique for tanks and how would you go about it? 4) Is it better to use pigments with water/pva/etc or acyrlic/enamel paints and thinner?? I think I have covered the important weathering techniques? Pastels/Pigments, dry brushing. Also I have seen some great pieces of work while surfing the Internet but some weathering on tanks ive seen can be way over the top and make it look unrealistic. Thank you so much!!!