Welcome to the weathering section of the Layman’s Gunpla Guide. Why a whole separate section? Well weathering is a complex thing to talk about and would be immensely cumbersome to scope out over a single plage. The good news is that weathering is a lot of fun and accessible for modelers of any skill level.
What is Weathering
Weathering is the process of taking your kit, be it Gunpla, tank, airplane, etc. and giving it the appearance of having been exposed to the elements of time, combat, day to day work, and the weather (hence the name).
This could be as simple as applying a few scratches here and there to make a part look scraped up. You could apply battle damage throughout the kit to give war worn appearance. Apply rust and crud techniques to make it look as though it’s been sitting around outside for years.
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- Quick Weathering Tutorial - Simple weathering for the everyday builder
- Oil Weathering - The most realistic way to add dirt and streaks
- Dry Brushing - A simple technique with a lot of possibilities
- Battle Damange - Combat isn’t just skin deep
- Hairspray Chipping - The most advanced way to get realistic looking paint chips
- Other Paint Chip Methods - Other ways to get that chipped paint look
- Other Weathering Tips - Everything else