Post by tempestwulf on Oct 20, 2008 11:38:53 GMT 12
I see I put a few threads on this subject but that's due to me trying all new different ways of finishing my models since getting serious about 3 years ago.
I thought I'd put a list of some specific rust technique's I use now that've proven well, especially on armour models I taken to lately (more techniques may be added):
Dark Rust: Any generic dark brown (Tamiya flat brown's good) are colours used. The dark brown is applied in random fashion on edges, creases, splotches (not dabs, must be patchy) and drybrushed on raised pieces. This will give a panel rust type effect.
Surface Rust: I use Humbrol 65 (leather) as it's not a bright orange, more a dirty orange. Great on exhausts if drybrushed over the above dark rust or gunmetal as, for armour it gives a realistic "worm steel" look. Works extremely well if thinned 2 or 3/1 ratio (thinner/paint) and run into seams and raised details. Great applied into weld seams, around engine bay, road wheels, tracks & lower hull. Must be applied over a matt coat as the thinner will evaporate but the paint will settle into the recesses and dry matt. Looks nice if applied over the splotches of dark rusk anywhere on the hull.
For aircraft it would make a good "aircraft graveyard" or "belly landed" look, the type of aircraft that's been abandoned in the elements.
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