Hi guys, hope everybody has been doing well out there! I’m getting ready to start on my first weathering project and I had a couple of questions that for some reason weren’t answered on some of the tutorials that I’ve been looking at. I know that there are a lot of different ways that people weather and that none of them is wrong, but what I am asking specifically relates to the way that I’m doing it with acrylic paints, Pastels and weathering powders.
1. after every layer of paint or chalk, do I have to add clear coat?
2. When adding shocks or powders over the paint, do I add them while the paint is still wet?
3. What would you guys recommend when it comes to mixing the acrylic paint and water(ie what ratio) or do I just add a little bit of water at a time until I get the consistency that I’m looking for?
Like I said this is my first time weathering and I want to do a good job on the item of less value that I have so that way I can perfect my technique. That being said any tips you guys can give me would be very much appreciated!
i’ve also attached a photo of the item that I’m going to be weathering. This is an old weaver tank car that’s been pretty beaten up from its previous owner and I figured rather than throw it away I could actually use it for a guinea pig so to speak for learning how to weather so that I could perfect my technique before moving onto some of the cars of value that I do wanna weather. I’m turning this car into a cool DIY project that I think will turn out very well and once I have it completed I will post some photos here on the forum.