Bonafied Grande Nut
This is one of the few weathering jobs I've done that include the use of india ink. The truth shouldn't hurt, so fire away.
I think it looks good. I like the "normal" weathering job a little better as coal dust tends to collect more along the rivet lines like the "normal" weathered hopper. But they both look good.
Kinda makes me wonder what it would look like if I did both. One thing's for sure, it would be a "dirty" hopper.
Is that a wash of india ink? Usually you see it settle near the seams, but it doesn't look like that what this does.
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