Re: "Windsock Address"

Erik Pilawskii (
Wed, 15 Feb 1995 16:48:49 -0800 (PST)


I was just looking at the issue of FSM that featured your models. On
the Lloyd (a C.II?), I was wondering what techniques you used there to
get the *superb* weathering effects:
There was the stained fabric (i.e. dripping moisture)-- is this a wash,
or some other interesting method?
The smoke stains appeared to be blown acrylic dust. True? I've been
considering using charcoal or colored chalk, applied with a finger and
"smuged" to the proper value. Ever heard of/used this method?
Do you have any special rules or guides for keeping the effects 'in
scale'? I also build 1/72 and find that often an effect that looks good
on my test surface looks garrish on the finished kit....

Any hints you might care to share in this dept. would be muchly
Erik :^)
"The Heavens were the grandstands, and only the Gods were spectators. The
stake was the World. The forfeit was the Player's place at the table; and
the Game had no recess. It was the most dangerous of all sports-- and the
most fascinating. It got in the blood like wine. It aged men 40 years in
40 days; it ruined nervous systems in an hour. It was a fast game-- the
average life of a pilot at the Front was 48 hours. And, to many, it
seemed an Age....
Elliot White Springs, WWI ace