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Make: 3D Printing by Anna Kaziunas France

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Chapter 14. Weathering Your Prints

Weathering plastic or wood to make it look like aged metal (Figure 14-1) is an effect you can achieve in fewer steps than most people expect. The most basic weathering can be done with only two paints. Here, I’ll show you how to weather and age using only three paints. This technique is how I weathered, in less than 10 minutes, a 3D-printed robot that we made here at the MAKE offices.

The Mega Make robot, designed by Make: Labs intern Dan Spangler, is coming soon as a downloadable, desktop-3D-printable project.

The aged metal look
Figure 14-1. The aged metal look

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