I read up on 5N and it lightened and chalked on vertical surfaces. I took an old hull out of scrap box painted it 5N. I experimented with dry brushing and washing both light Gray and White mainly areas that sea or sea spray would hit. I liked the white better. I washed detailed bulkheads in a very water down White pigment before installing them as found dry brushing did not give me that look I was looking for. To thick of a look of fading and chalking.
On hull I would dry brush as white pigment was more solid and representative of wear and sun.
Where there is water there is rust . I use Polly Scale rust and it comes out nicely over 5N dry brushing. Some time I will streak a very very little red.
Somebody once suggested to try to picture in mindís eye what a weather worn, battle weary warship would look like and go to work. You canít be wrong.
Deck blue had to fade a great deal as well and I think wash method maybe best for it
I use acrylic paint Polly Scale so existing paint does not come up. I know nothing about other paints. I am also a novice at weathering so donít think me as an expert but so far acceptable.
I'm looking for any kind of techniques on how to weather Navy Blue paint to make it more interesting looking. I just want to break up the monontony of an all blue ship!
Any help would be extremely appreciated.