The various products of the Weathering Effects range, all of them formulated with permanent pigments and waterbased acrylic resins, have been developed to represent the effects of time and weather on models and dioramas, so that they will look as once their originals in the field. This range of effects includes spilled fuel runnels, splashed mud, lichen and moss on wood, crushed grass stuck to the metal links of the chains of a tank,all the traces of wear and destruction on vehicles in harsh and hostile climate. By placing a vehicle in a realistic setting, at rest for a brief moment, we can tell a complete story about its history of past battles in foreign zones of war.
A vehicle with an engine has many moving parts the transmission, wheels and axis, tracks, hinges and chains- all of them mechanisms subject to traction and movement which have to be lubricated to function correctly. In addition, the internal combustion engine needs fuel, and dust accumulates, while dirt forms a part of this mechanical and dynamic context. The range of Engine Effects offers the modeler a series of references to reproduce the fuel stains, the spilled oil (leaving a trail of drops on the vehicle panels and in the dust of the road), the marks left by the oil drums on the floor of the truck, the dirt accumulated in the engine compartment, all these to enhance the realistic aspect of the model.
Brown Engine Soot
Brown Soot accumulates on engine bulkheads, on compartment walls, on the wheel housings of trains and underneath the carterand crankshafts—a combination of dirt, rests of engine oils and dust.