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Weathering for Aircraft Wings?

Hello, I was wondering what the best course of action is to get an effect like an image below with streaks going across the front of the wing to the back. This is something I've been trying to do for a while but have never gotten it to look good and really want to learn a good technique to doing so. I'm on Adobe PS CS6
 

tgibson

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Assuming this is something leaking from within the wing, through a panel seam. Use layers, and use a tool like a spray can to create the effect on a separate layer. Then select the part of the "spray" that is in front of the panel line and delete it.
 
The smudge tool in Photoshop usually works pretty well, what I like to do is just paint in some dirt spots along seams and "drag" bits of it backward with one of the dry brush presets. Then set the layer blend mode to "multiply" and clip/fade/mask the effect to taste.
 
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