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Tested usually has good weathering content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ErLOmGZQMA

I do blood and dirt weathering on occasion, usually MUCH more dramatic for horror characters (pic related) but the same principle applies. Dry-brushing (getting nearly all the paint off a brush, lightly brushing/dabbing onto the fabric, using a damp paper towel to rub excess off) does good work. I also like using steel wool or high-grit sandpaper to encourage slight fraying.
If you want to be fancy you can use fuller's earth or model moss, but for light beginner work you can honestly get away with cheap acrylic paint. Browns and umbers for dirt, or just darker/desaturated shades of the fabric. Think about parts that would naturally get dirty or worn - raised segments, parts overlapping, dangling strands, etc and go there.

Another easy way to weather fabric is to throw it in the washer/dryer a few times. Just don't use settings that will shrink or discolor it!

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