I need your help... I need tips on weathering uniforms and field gear.
I have a WW2 German Army (repro) uniform and full field gear that I'd like to 'weather'. I'm wanting that Veteran look, and I need all the help I can get. I'm fighting my own natural impulses here - I'm usually quite anal about that kind of thing. As I'm tired of looking parade-ground fresh, I'm looking for a change.
Leather web gear
Original wood'n'steel e-tool with leather carrier
Cotton fabric breadbag and assault bag
Leather jack boots, steel hobnails.
Uniform is the lightweight summer cotton herringbone twill.
Helmet is regular steel with reversible camo cover
Weapon - MP40 with leather sling and canvas mag pouches.
What I need are tips to make it look more lived-in. For instance, a long time ago I found out that olive oil with soot in it makes convincing sweat stains.
Can you help me?