Vincent Power is back with another handy step by step tutorial…
I did agree ages ago to do an SBS on Rust so I figured this was a good time to put it together. I like doing rusty vehicles and machinery. There is something compelling about seeing a man made object slowly succumb to the elements.
Anyway on with the SBS. This is how I paint rust.
First up we need a base colour on which to add our rust. I chose the Shadow Rust and Old Rust from the set and applied them individually in a random manner. I also added a bit of Tamiya Flat Brown as well.
Once it was dry I put on the basic camo colour. I used Dunkelgelb base as well as the light and highlights from the modulation set. Even though modulation is not important here I do like to have lighter colours up top and darker below. Call it personal preference. I sprayed light coats and I didn’t need full coverage either.
To chip the paint simply moisten a brush with water and paint the surface of the model. Give it a little time to react with the paint then gently rub the surface with a variety of tools. I use a small stiff brush, a soft brush and a toothpick to create scratches. Go slowly so you don’t take off too much.
When you are happy with the result its time to take the next step. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph the next step. Sorry .Basically all I’m doing is to give the paint some definition by applying some of the base colour to highlight random areas. I also added a few rain marks with bright orange.
I like to use oils to give the rusty part some depth. Oils are great for giving a richness to acrylics. I used the excellent Abteilung paints and AK oils for the rusty colours. If you look closely you can see the results of the missing previous step.
So that’s it. I hope this has been beneficial and you can see how simple it is to get a rusty effect. While this is not the only way to get good results I think its one of the easiest. Give it a go, I think you’ll enjoy it.