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Bought this raw cast from Doopydoos 5 or 6 years back and finally got around to working on it. Its been sleeping on the shelf way to long. 

Planning to add lights and sounds once I get the pint job finished. Here is my progress so far. 

 

It came fullly assembled/glued together so I cut off the viewfinder end at the seam.

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Black primer coat

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Painted another coat with grey and then some metallic dark iron paint for the weathering effect. (Sorry I did't document this step)

The painted it white using the toothpaste method to help the paint chip off. x3YoaBO.jpg?1

After removing the toothpaste

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I am not particularly happy with my first attempt at weathering with the chip off effect so I might sand it down smoothly and repaint it white again. Once I get the chipping areas better balanced and more natural I will apply the dirt weathering. 

 

Any thoughts? Advice?  Would like to get some feedback so I can make this look better. 

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It looks,.interesting, maybe the chipping should be just in the areas where it would normally chip off first, like the areas of mayor contact with other surfaces

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I think it already looks pretty good. Why aren't you happy with it? Did the chipping turn out to be too uniform for your taste? That's what always tends to happen when I do this. :sweat:

You can also use some very fine grit sandpaper to add some scuffs or what I have done lately when wheathering a Scout lid, I have painted a plastic dowel black and used that to add scuffs. 

 

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1 hour ago, Sn4k3 said:

It looks,.interesting, maybe the chipping should be just in the areas where it would normally chip off first, like the areas of mayor contact with other surfaces

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Thanks. Agreed, I tried to add the chipping in places of likely contact or if it was scraped on a surface.  It I see what you mean . It’s a bit too random. 
 

I based the weathering off of these photos.
But now in hindsight this is probably the prop after many years of degrading paint. 
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1 hour ago, Hausi said:

I think it already looks pretty good. Why aren't you happy with it? Did the chipping turn out to be too uniform for your taste? That's what always tends to happen when I do this. :sweat:

You can also use some very fine grit sandpaper to add some scuffs or what I have done lately when wheathering a Scout lid, I have painted a plastic dowel black and used that to add scuffs. 

 

Thanks for your feedback. The chipping looks okay, not bad but I guess I am not liking the amount I added. Perhaps a bit less would look better. I might go back and sand a few spots level and airbrush to get it uniform. 
 

I like your idea about the scuffs. I will try that once I get the white where I like it. Going to try to use some sand paper scuffs too to get some variety. 

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Thanks. Agreed, I tried to add the chipping in places of likely contact or if it was scraped on a surface.  It I see what you mean . It’s a bit too random. 
 
I based the weathering off of these photos.
But now in hindsight this is probably the prop after many years of degrading paint. 
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I think the thing that makes yours looks odd, is the inconsistency between the chipping in the corner and borders and the lower surfaces less prone to be scratched, it looks too clean in the parts less likely to be scratched with normal use

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Daniel, thanks for your feedback. I see what you are saying. There is certainly the feeling of the weathering not being in the right spots. I have done some additional weathering since my post instead of sanding it all back. So once I get a bit further i will post up and please let me know what you think if you have time. Sanding it all back down would be a bummer so not really hoping to do that. But if my additional weathering work doesn’t pay off, I will have no choice, 

Thanks  again for stopping by, 

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