Real World Weathering Examples
by Stuart Beatson

Anybody building a diorama or weathering a vehicle, be it civil or military, always needs references of what rust and use can do to vehicles and paintwork.

Below are some examples of real world rusting and weathering that has occurred to painted and unpainted surfaces. A lot of these are of earthmoving equipment and other equipment left out in the elements. So if you want to go to town weathering your next modelling subject these photo's might be useful references.

Rusted unpainted plate
Rusted painted plate
Rusted container door
rust
rust
rust
Well used handle
Rusty air filter
Scraped paintwork
rust
rust
rust
Rusty paintwork
Rusty paintwork
Rusty hinges and hatch
rust
rust
rust
Rust and scrapes
Rust and scrapes 2
Rusty hatch doors
rust
rust
rust
Rust and chain damage
scrape
Tray rail
rust
rust
rust
Tray hinge
Tray hinge 2
Chain scrape
rust
rust
rust
Lifting beam
Tie down
Tie down
rust
rust
rust
Metal shed
Chain Damage
Dirty hydraulic leak
rust
rust
rust
Dirty hydraulic leak
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