• I really love the look and design of Rey's speeder from the new Star Wars so I bought this toy. One problem: It does not look nearly dirty enough to have been ridden around Jakku. I decided to fix that.
  • All weathered! Roughly 12 layers of paint washes in varying colours.
  • Trying to match the "scrubbed away rust" texture on the side of the speeder was really difficult.
  • I added the yellow paint around the front of the grill, which was completely missing from the toy's paint. I was able to match the colour pretty closely. I then chipped away at it with my fingernail and a thumb tack to make the paint look old and worn.
  • Painting the net was actually the hardest part of this weathering process. Lots of tiny spots for the paint to pool up. One other thing I did was file away some of the plastic around the "dent" on the nose of the speeder, as the sculpt didn't quite match the speeder used in the movie.
  • Trying to match the "scrubbed away rust" texture on the side of the speeder was really difficult.
  • I tried to match a still from the trailer. Interesting fact: the shots of Rey's speeder in the trailer are flipped horizontally.
  • Rey still looks really weird though...