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weathering the x-wing flightsuit
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: weathering the x-wing flightsuit Reply with quote

Anyone got any ideas on the best method ,Im sure you have and have pictures to prove it Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wearing it works well enough.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rogue Solo wrote:
Wearing it works well enough.

It's not the age...it's the parsecs! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look like a cone on the M1 motorway(highway for you) at the momment Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I look like a cone on the M1 motorway(highway for you) at the momment Laughing

This is Dave's enlistment pic - do you think he will make the squad? Do you think hes gone 'orange' enough? Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the same general methods as my Boba Fett, just less extreme.

Grey, tan, brown and black spray paint, misted on from afar, with emphasis on places likely to get dirtier... pocket edges and the like.







It's pretty subtle. If you see it, you don't immediately think "DIRTY!", but if you had it next to a clean pilot, you'd tell the difference right off.

I also did "supplemental weathering" by not cleaning up my work area before I did the tubes on the vest and other mods. So the white vest was tossed around on my dirty workbench, thrown in the corner of the basement, etc...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on the type of paint, it can be very difficult to impossible to undo the weathering. If you weather it too much in an area, you can not un-weather it. Rattle cans can also have a tendency to spit splotches of paint among the mist.

I suggest that you wear the flight suit and roll out outside in the mud after a rain. Let it dry. Then brush off most of the mud.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try soaking either the whole thing or parts of it in watered down coffee or tea. I'd try any technique out on some scrap fabric first though.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do events with children. Boy scouts will get it dirty in awhile, but the Girl Scouts go for blood.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers Ive also been told charcoal is good too so will have a playabout,maybe walking around outside people will just through mud Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mieal Deneb wrote:
You could try soaking either the whole thing or parts of it in watered down coffee or tea. I'd try any technique out on some scrap fabric first though.

Just a note: Tea-dyeing is permanent. The chemicals in tea make this happen.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coffee and tea are both permanent, that's why I suggested testing it first. That way, you don't have to keep "re-weathering" your flightsuit. Just a suggestion. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Lars wrote:
Mieal Deneb wrote:
You could try soaking either the whole thing or parts of it in watered down coffee or tea. I'd try any technique out on some scrap fabric first though.

Just a note: Tea-dyeing is permanent. The chemicals in tea make this happen.


why would you want it to not be permanent?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tigerantilles wrote:
Do events with children.

No joke, I got talked into doing a birthday party request with my local garrison (something I'd advise against, for other reasons) and it'd rained the night before. So between the kids running around and their golden retriever thinking he was my Wookiee co-pilot...my leg flaress got nice and muddy. When I tried cleaning them off, the mud stains had a nice "dagobah" look to them.

Want to age your costume: wear it (alot) Thumbs up
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for advice,ive bought some charcoal power so I can do silght effect on different areas will post pictures soon
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