For many prop makers dry brushing/weathering is what you need to make any prop look fantastic.It super easy and creates great metallic/ old looking texture results
so in this tutorial i will show you the technique to dry brushing/ weathering.
Step 1: What You Need
.matte black spray paint
.Silver,Bronze or gold spray paint
.A can of white or close to white spray paint
. Colored paint reds,blues,browns,oranges,etc
.Anything you want to paint (Nerf gun,Fake sword,Stencil,Even just a canvas
(Note in this tutorial i will be painting a Nerf gun)
Step 2: Scraching (for Nerf Guns or Plastic Props Only)
Using the steel wool rub rub the surface all around on the Nerf guns/ plastic prop to scratch it because the paint falls off As it is hard to grip the surface.
Step 3: Metalic Coat
Spray a metallic coat on the prop coating the whole surface evenly .
Step 4: Matte Black
Spray a light matte black coat on the surface.
Step 5: White Coat
Spray a light white coat ,coating some places more than others than do a very very faint matte black spray again.
Step 6: The Dry Brushing
Using a paintbrush dip a bit of the acrylic paint and wipe it on the newspaper until dry and dab on the prob in random spots then rub with a cloth it to remove it off and repeat , Use a variety of colors to make it look aged.
Note(Try to keep the color very faint by rubbing it off with a cloth this will make it look very faint which can make a big impact on the look of the prop. )
And done if you followed the steps correctly you will have a cool looking prop.
Have a nice day.