Weathering the Corsair
I painted the auxilliary gas tank in the same fashion as the rest of the plane using AK aluminum, MMP Yellow Chromate, and MMP Insignia White. I washed off the sal tafter the Insignia White was applied and dried the part thoroughly before proceeding with the weathering.
Distressing the part was rather straighforward and relatively easy.
I used Ammo of mig Dark Brown Panel Line Wash that I let dry for about half an hour followed by wiping it down with cotton swabs moistened ever-so-slightly with turpenoid and a final wipedown with a slightly mositened lint-free paper towel.
The microscopically rough surface produced by matte paints creates an absorbant medium for the enamel washes to penetrate. This stains the paint giving it a more realistic appearance.