i did not know where to post this topic, so i put it here.
this is the reason this website is THE best...Just post it. No one will laugh or call it crummy. This isn't that kind of place.
Besides, if we can't see it, we can't enjoy it as much as you do.
There are some local guys in your AO, Sexto Scala, and they've had exhibitions/gatherings in some places.
They may be able to give you some tips, but for now, here are some accumulated tips to weather your figure: [testing it out on another uniform/gear set/headsculpt is a good idea if you're unsure and want practice]
Wet the uniform, sand it down in the worn areas -knees, bum, folds in the cloth, seams-, maybe use RIT fastfade--use Sgt Hollywood's tutorial/example for this if you're uneasy.
For the face, use some water colours or real camo cream and apply it--darken the peaks and lighten the hollows--
Then go back through with markers and pastels and work them into and out of the uniform, blending it out from the usual areas that see the most wear/muck: knees, butt, the bottom of the trousers, and seams as well as pockets/flaps etc.
The easiest way for that--and since it's Vietnam--mix some red pastel with dirt/sand and just make a lil pool of reddish muck. Then dry brush it onto him. This way, if you don't like it, you can probably wash it off. But test it out first, in case the red stains.
NOBODY does crappy work. Everybody starts somewhere and the feedback from more experienced one sixers really helps. I'm sure I can speak for every member when I say that your work is welcome here.this is the reason this website is THE best...
not only you guys rock, you also take your time to see some crappy work like mine, and help out!
i will post it anyway so you can make further suggestions (before i do any weathering), but those tips sure helped and i wrote it all down!
i still have issues to understand some stuff (painting is awful hard), but i will work on it..
and keep it coming, please!