The Steampunk Forum at Brass Goggles
December 17, 2017, 03:20:12 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Support BrassGoggles! Donate once or $3/mo.
 See details here.
 
   Home   Blog Help Rules Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: help me age !  (Read 3176 times)
clockwork creation
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Rapscallion Smile


« on: December 26, 2008, 05:32:06 pm »

anyone got any tips on ageing plastic ?
(EDIT, the cases are finished and are on a the tactile thread, but this is a good topic so lets keep the ageing tips coming)
« Last Edit: December 29, 2008, 09:13:07 pm by clockwork creation » Logged

I am a freak in control not a control freak
Prof. Albrecht Von Taggërt
Zeppelin Captain
*****
United States United States


Bettering mankind through science and engineering!


WWW
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 05:42:14 pm »

I have heard that kiwi brown and black shoe polish works for aging white plastic, clear is a but tougher. Perhaps a pic will help?
Logged

clockwork creation
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Rapscallion Smile


« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008, 05:44:58 pm »

unfortuately i no longer have a digital camera due to people round here having a passion for stealing
Logged
Dr. Spooklight
Gunner
**
United States United States


« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008, 06:00:38 pm »

run to a hardware and craft store and pick up the appropriate putty and pant to turn the clear plastic to stained glass?  Undecided

*Casein is an old fashioned victorian era plastic

*paint over white plastic with mother of pearl paint or clear nail polish to make it look like porceline
« Last Edit: January 21, 2009, 02:02:22 am by Dr. Spooklight » Logged
PennyDreadful
Officer
***
United States United States


Studying the white savages of the plains.


WWW
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2008, 06:02:31 pm »

A couple of things you could try. There are faux stained glass paints that adhere well to plastic. There are various ones that make plastic look like textured glass, frosted glass or tinted glass. IIRC there is one that is a light beige. You might be able to mix that with the clear to make an antiquing wash or turn the plastic into something that more resembles glass.
You could do an acrylic paint wash of a watered down antique brown but this may be prone to coming off.
Model car paints are intended to go onto plastic but they are oil based so you would need to thin down a brown with a clear or a solvent to get a wash.
Logged

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
    Oscar Wilde
elliot
Guest
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2008, 06:55:29 pm »

What exactly do you need the plastic to look like?  Metal? Antique cellulose? (etc)
Logged
clockwork creation
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Rapscallion Smile


« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2008, 07:20:23 pm »

i just want it to look older.  Smiley
Logged
clockwork creation
Zeppelin Admiral
******
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Rapscallion Smile


« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2008, 07:41:12 pm »

experimentation has shown me that a nice old and grimy effect on see through plastic is to add brown shoe polish in the corners and joins
Logged
HAC
Steam Theologian
Zeppelin Overlord
*******
Canada Canada


HAC_N800
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2008, 03:58:08 am »

I would suggest you check out some military modelling or model railroading forums. There's usually some pretty good advice on weathering there..
I've  used Tamiya acrylic paintys applied as washes and dry-brush highlights .

Cheers
Harold
Logged

You never know what lonesome is , 'til you get to herdin' cows.
maduncle
Zeppelin Captain
*****
Australia Australia


Indubitably...

@maduncle
WWW
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2008, 07:13:39 am »

Old plastic look - bakelite?

Challenge I find is getting something to adhere to plastic (particularly flexible stuff) to weather it. You might need to sand it first with a very fine paper before trying to apply any ageing medium. Gotta be careful though as plastic will react quickly to may spirit or petrochemical based products. Any idea what type of plastic it is - most items are usually marked with a code such as PET or HPDE etc - unless this is stock you bought to make stuff from, such as acrylic.

I agree with shoe polish, it is a good all round ageing product and great on terracotta plant pots to give then an old well loved look.

Toothpaste rubbed on clear acrylic can take the new look off the surface, it is good for getting out slight scratches.

Anyway - great question and I look forward to more suggestions from others...

Logged

'...within interventions distance of the embassy...
Matt_Splicer
Snr. Officer
****
United Kingdom United Kingdom



« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008, 02:24:16 pm »

white plastics often 'yellow' with age, taking on a nicotine stain colour, so a dilute light brown wash will often work. Grime and scuffing are the two easiest was to age most plastics, use a fine guage sand paper to remove the seen from the plastic, and splash black and tan inks on it.

or just write 'THIS IS OLD'.

always works for me  Wink
Logged

projects started:18, ray guns: 12,  costumes: 3
other: 3

completed: tbc
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.044 seconds with 16 queries.