Easy aircraft weathering - A realistic finish comes with the correct mix of smooth paint, accurate colors, and decals that look like they're part of the paint job. What truly makes a model look real is when it looks used. Squeaky-clean has its merits, but the model that's sure to generate attention and comment is the one that looks like it might smell of hot glycol or burnt kerosene. Learn how to weather your airplane like a pro.
FineScale Modeler magazine tests nine different brands of acrylics to see how easily they airbrushed, how well they covered raised and recessed detail, and their adherence and opacity over darker colors.