M1A2 Model Weathering

Weathering a model tank, such as the M1A2, adds realism and depth to its appearance, making it look battle-worn and used. This short article will guide you through basic techniques to achieve an authentic weathered look.

Materials Needed

Steps for Weathering

  1. Start with a clean, painted model.
  2. Apply a dark wash to highlight details and recesses.
  3. Dry brush lighter colors on edges and raised surfaces to simulate wear.
  4. Use weathering powders for rust, dirt, and mud effects.
  5. Finish with a matte varnish to protect your work.

With patience and practice, your M1A2 model will have a convincingly weathered look that adds to its realism and character.