Hi guys I've got a cold cast badge and I have no idea how to weather it and paint it. surely I don't want to paint it gold? Do I brasso it and the just a black dry wash? I don't do much painting so at a loss?
A simple ink wash should help to dirty it up ... Alternatively, you can pick up some burnt umber and coal black oil paints and thin them with mineral spirits. The advantage of the oils is it may be easier to remove than standard inks. Test the back surface of the badge before you commit to anything so that you do not damage the clod cast surface.