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Easy aircraft weathering

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By Pat Hawkey
Published: April 26, 2012
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A realistic finish comes with the correct mix of smooth paint, accurate colors, and decals that look like they're part of the paint job. What truly makes a model look real is when it looks used. Squeaky-clean has its merits, but the model that's sure to generate attention and comment is the one that looks like it might smell of hot glycol or burnt kerosene. Learn how to weather your airplane like a pro.

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NICHOLAS GALEA from AUSTRALIA (QLD) said:
From a beginners point of view this was extremely helpful, thank you!
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TEDDY LADD from TENNESSEE said:
One of the best explanations of aircraft weathering I have seen. Easy to read and follow, well illustrated in the photos provided. The simplicity of the materials used is a key encouragement to use the techniques. After being away from modeling for many years, I plan to buy a kit that I can "practice" on. THANKS!
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MARCEL FERFECKI from CZECH REPUBLIC said:
Very nice article about "how to" ways in building models as realistic as we can do it and of course great photos. Thank you.
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BRIAN FEATHER from OHIO said:
thanks for this!
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MICHAEL MEISEL from TENNESSEE said:
Having read several books and articles by this author I’m very happy to see his writings here as well. He does a great job of explaining the little things that make a model really stand out.
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