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Unread 03-11-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Making my plague doctor maks look more rugged steampunky w/ paint? Advice?

I already purchased new, better goggles to go with it, including black lenses so my eyes aren't visible like in this one. My problem is I want to make my mask look more rugged. I was detailing in a fine point black sharpie little cracks, but I'm not a fan of how clear the paint is, and was hopign I could perhaps simulate it being worn down, but repainting it black, then white, and having the white stratchy and worn out looking somehow.

Unfortunately I havent a clue how to do this and could use some advice. I looked through for some paint job tutorials but havent found any I enjoyed the effect of, and could use advice.
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Unread 03-11-2012, 08:38 PM   #2
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Of all places, take a look at your local hobby shop that carries model railroading stuff. The techniquets to do weathering on train cars and buildings should help. usually, they have books on the subject and a lot of paints.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 06:22 PM   #3
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I think the base coat should be an off white or a very light cream. Not stark white.

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Unread 03-15-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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I would use Valspar Antiquing glaze. it actually doesn't give it a "shiny" look (as you would suspect from the word glaze) but it is clear and dark brown and definitely tends to make just about everything look alot older and more worn out.
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