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Temporary Weathering/Distressing Effects?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:29 am    Post subject: Temporary Weathering/Distressing Effects? Reply with quote

Hi all! I'm new here and looking forward to building my Endor Rebel Trooper costume using all of the valuable resources on here. One particular question I have before I go too far is:

I've seen plenty of great tutorials/suggestions for weathering/distressing but haven't seen much for non-permanent solutions. Is there something that looks great for dirt/grime but washes out easily?

I'm especially thinking about my brand-new and very comfortable Palladium boots that I wouldn't mind wearing in "real life" but that just wouldn't look right for the costume clean.

I was thinking various shades of fuller's earth since it's commonly used as a stain remover? I'm hoping to do some tests but was just seeing if anybody had come up with anything first. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used colored chalk as non-permanent dirt on some of my costumes. My jawa gets weathered with yellow or tan chalk before every event. It comes out when I wash the costume.

I also used it on my desert hiking boots for my BF2 Tatooine specialist. I put on a layer of chalk and then rubbed it in with a cloth. I have not washed the boots yet and do not plan on doing it anytime soon so I cannot say if the chalk washes off completely or not.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip, I hadn't thought of that! I was also considering maybe powdered paint?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mdew wrote:
Thanks for the tip, I hadn't thought of that! I was also considering maybe powdered paint?


I would avoid the powdered paint. If it gets the least bit wet, your weathering may become permanent.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coffee or tea grounds, dirt and grease rubs, model paint washes, there are lots more....WD-40. just make sure not to over-do it and the weathered areas seem reasonable that they would be dirtied on every day duties.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toda wrote:
Coffee or tea grounds, dirt and grease rubs, model paint washes, there are lots more....WD-40.


The point of this thread was to ask about "Non-permanent" weathering options so the boots could be washed and worn as regular clothing between troops. Not as part of a costume.
Most of what you listed will stain the boots, or at the very least leave a permanent residue.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the coffee and tea typically comes out after a few washes. Grease doesn't but if the boots are dark it is hard to see. I guess I did misread it though.


DroidWelder wrote:
Toda wrote:
Coffee or tea grounds, dirt and grease rubs, model paint washes, there are lots more....WD-40.


The point of this thread was to ask about "Non-permanent" weathering options so the boots could be washed and worn as regular clothing between troops. Not as part of a costume.
Most of what you listed will stain the boots, or at the very least leave a permanent residue.

David L.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the suggestions. Maybe just real dirt is the way to go, I've had pretty good luck getting that out in the past. I just won't go too crazy with it. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing looks better than the real thing. Just use dirt.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i tromp around in my ditch. it doesnt last forever, and the staining does wash out.
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