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"Finish line" weathering - how to?
vonMarshall
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 02:32 AM UTC
I normally lurk over on the armor or aircraft forums and have got reasonalby competent and pre/post shading, weathering with oils and pigments, but I am new here and wanted to know fi anybody can point me in the right direction.

I have a lovely Exoto diecast Porsche 935 1/18 which was sold as "Finish Line" and I do rather like the vibe.

I am working on a few race cars and have found most of my modelling skills gained on tanks and planes have transferred well to auto, but I have to admit to being nervous about weathering in this field.

There are millions of books, videos, threads out there for weathering armor, and a few for turning cars into total rust--buckets, but I am having no luck finding anything for race-worn weathering.

If you know of a good source, please let me know!
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 07:15 AM UTC
Noel,
Welcome to the AutoModeler forum.

I'm almost strictly a race car modeler, and I've always painted and displayed my models as pre-race, show quality. Most modelers I know seem to follow in the same way of presentation. With that being said, I do recall one LeMans Ford GT that was weathered as the race winner. Here's the link to the build:

http://race-car-models.proboards.com/thread/1309/2016-lemans-class-winning-finished



Ismael is a personal friend who has given me permission to post pictures of his models.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
Hi Noel.

Echoing Joel, a big welcome to the Auto side!

I think the best approach would be Oil Paint Rendering, you can easily control the colour and amount of weathering and remove it if you aren't happy with how it's going.

The trick will be to make sure the layer beneath is not going to be affected by the mineral spirits that you would be using to manipulate the oils.

As with your armour builds, a flatter finish gives the best control over the oil paints. A gloss finish just lets the oils slide around instead of gripping, but you still want to show some of the shine of the pre-race vehicle. Perhaps a satin or semi-gloss prior to oils?

Please keep us updated as you go, this will be a very interesting project.

Cheers, D
vonMarshall
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 09:19 PM UTC
Thanks both.

what an enjoyable read that thread by Ishmael is! I ended up reading the whole things through last night and learnt a lot more about modelling!

I agree Damian, I was thinking that the safest solution is to use the exact same varnish to seal the model then use oils and maybe pigments lightly.
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 08:28 AM UTC
Noel,
Ismael is a very talented modeler whose builds just amaze me every time. Glad that you enjoyed the build, and learned a few things along the way.

Joel