Weathering, Ageing and Distressing.
In the world of small scale models and full size props we are frequently trying to make the artificial and new look genuinely old. Whether that be recklessly abused and neglected, or lovingly maintained over generations of intensive use, and whether that be slowly applied finishes for display case work or the ridiculously rushed and improvised work needed to meet the last minute needs of film production schedules. If there's one area above all others that I enjoy most about what I do for a living it's those finishing touches that really breath life into an otherwise inanimate object and give it a history and story of it's own. As somebody with a postgraduate background in artefact conservation and restoration I'm well placed to understand and recognise the way materials age and deteriorate and I have turned that understanding on it's head in order to accelerate or fake the aging process for weathering a wide range of the things I produce. I'm also a great advocate of the separate and distinct principal of scale colour as a means of making even the cleanest and tidiest small models look more realistic, something many other model makers tend to over look or confuse with those of weathering.
More than any of the other services you'll find listed here on my web site, the ability to realistically finish a model or prop is something that can only be judged visually so I'll say no more than take look at the images here and if you like what you see please get in touch.