Tired of Not Griming Up Those Corners?(Dirt tends to collect there first, hint-hint)


The Name's Really Matt...
I had the same problem, BEFORE I discovered ARTIST'S CRAYONS and MICROBRUSHES.

I had heard about artist's crayons long ago, before I even considered weathering. "Oh, they work great on weathering!" they'd all say, but, ney, I said. I was reluctant to try them, but now that I have, it has kicked my weathering up to a new level.

Microbrushes I knew about long before. I used them, and liked the results they gave.

Here's a few tips on making sure your corners are nice and grime-filled:

With Artist's Crayons:​

For Corners:​
  1. Sharpen your artist's crayon, as instructed on its package.
  2. Take the crayon in your hand, as you would any writing utensil.
  3. Put it in the corner as far as you can, and mark.

For Ribs:
  1. Do step one as said above.
  2. Do step two as said above.
  3. Take your artist's crayon and push it as far against the rib as possible.
  4. Start from the top, making a mark as you go.
  5. Take a wet paper towel and wipe away the excess.

With Microbrushes:​

For Corners
  1. Take your microbrush and wet it.
  2. Dip it in the color of choice.
  3. With a steady hand, take your microbrush and add the paint to the desired corner.

For Ribs
  1. Do step one as said above.
  2. Do step two as said above.
  3. With a steady hand, take the brush and "paint" along the side/angle of the rib. This should leave the color of your choice in that slot, giving it the effect of dirt/grime/rust collecting in the corners and crevices.

The result with artist's crayons:

(Note the rust/grime in the crevices)

The result with paint/microbrushes:

(Note the rusty color along the ribs of the roof)

Note: Appalachian Weathering and Modelworks is not liable for any bad weathering job of any piece of a Model Railroad from reading our tutorials.:D;):p