Kaustav’s been in touch with a wonderful weathering ‘how to’.
Few weeks back you found and posted the part 1 of my barge making video and the response was very positive from your subscribers.
I just realised that I haven’t followed up on it and sent the part 2 and 3 of the build series, so here it goes.
Once the barge was built, it was time for painting and weathering. I used my airbrush for the base coat and top coat which was pretty easy and I did it pretty fast since I couldn’t wait to get to the next step – weathering!
Weathering an old sea vessel is like the holy grail of weathering in miniature. There are so many elements – dried algae, fading due to salt water, different types of chipping, dust, rust, heavy corrosion – whatever you can think of when you think of weathering can be found in an old vessel.
Moreover, unlike larger models, I had a very tight space to work with and had to hit that fine balance of the size vs. the right amount of weathering. You need to keep the scale in mind during weathering too.
So, this project is really a one stop shop of weathering techniques!
This was not the last part thought, after this one I had to add a ton of details to the barge to bring out the best in the model (which also includes a little bit of weathering on wood). But let’s keep that for my next entry.
Stunning stuff from Kaustav. His last few posts are here if you missed them:
A big thanks to Kaustav – a wonderful ‘how to’.
That’s all for today folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you feel like you’re missing out on the fun.