Right, I thought it was my turn to have ago. I have now moved onto the weathering of the hull of my tug "Craig". The first thing to do is distress the paint. I did this by lightly sanding the raised areas and those areas that would naturally get banged about during normal use. Then using weathering powders as seen on the workbench together with the brushes you can see, I applied some dark browny green powder to the upper works, brushing the excess off and then rubbing it in with a finger.
This was followed with the lighter rust colour where needed, again rubbing off excess. Where I wanted more colour, I simply wet the area first, then apply the powder, which sticks better and then when dry, brush and rub the excess away so there are no sharp edges left. Any areas that appear overdone are then gone over with a black powder in the same way as the first powders were applied. I rubbed in some black and brown powder to the bulwark capping to give it an aged appearance. This is not finished yet by a long way. I have many other coloured powders to give various effects, including a deeper rust look which must be used sparingly. Still I am quite happy with the start and if enough are interested, i will post more as I go along.