How to Add Scale Weathering to Your Ultra Micro War Bird

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 by John Redman

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Ultra Micro warbirds are one of the latest fun crazes in the RC Hobby. Flying in the backyard with buddies to a full mock battle over the grass, these gems make evening flying a thing of beauty. The only real issue is that they all look like small little models that are new from the factory. That wasn’t how it was back in the big war. They were battle-proven and well used. Our warbirds need some weathering on them!

It isn’t hard to weather, and we’ll show you how to do it. Using the Ultra Micro Mosquito, we turn a fresh-from-the-factory looking warbird to a plane that saw some serious action on the battle front. All it takes is some pastel chalks, a few paint brushes and some flat clear coat. Before long, you will find your warbird looking like the real deal and your friends will be so amazed they’ll ask how you did it.