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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Need guidance/examples/ideas for weathering...
Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, May 31, 2018 8:09 PM

Ok, so I am buildino a custom rocket launch controller box, that I can set up four rockets at a time, for individual launch, for a cub scout event.  The box itself is black, but the top plate that the launch buttons will be mounted in is that yellow and black warning/caution scheme.  I have a look in my head that I want to achieve, similar to Ripley's power loader in aliens, but with some well aged rust, and some bare metal chips, etc....

 

Does anyone here have any examples, or any guidance as to where to start?  AAAAAARRRRRRGH!  This is like having writer's block......

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, June 01, 2018 11:50 PM

The first thing that popped into my mind was something Fallout related (very good video game series) do a Google search for fallout artwork or concept art. I'm guessing your wanting to do some 3D rust effects like the metal and rust it's chipping away? I if so I remember a issue of FSM a few years ago where this gentleman building a flower class corvette acheived that with many many washes of different colored oil paints.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, June 02, 2018 12:00 AM

Powders are useful.

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, June 02, 2018 4:51 PM

Rambo

The first thing that popped into my mind was something Fallout related (very good video game series) do a Google search for fallout artwork or concept art. I'm guessing your wanting to do some 3D rust effects like the metal and rust it's chipping away? I if so I remember a issue of FSM a few years ago where this gentleman building a flower class corvette acheived that with many many washes of different colored oil paints.

 

this was really helpful, thanks!  Stay tuned for pics in another thread...

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, June 02, 2018 6:57 PM

Hello!

There are many advanced techniques for that, but if you want to keep it quick and simple, you can always apply some chipping with a piece of sponge. Get some rust colour (for example mix some brown with some gun metal), dip the sponge (rip out a small piece for best effect) in the paint, then get rid of excess paint and then apply the paint on your object. Here are some results I got this way:

Hope it helps, good luck with your project and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, June 02, 2018 9:03 PM

Thank you for taking the time to reply!  This technique is exactly what I did!  I did a layer of silver applied with a sponge, added a layer of burnt sienna applied with a sponge as well (this went on thick, as it is one of those cheap 1 dollar acrylics...) and then used Testors fx rust stain applied with a sponge to blend it all together.  I then went to airbrush some scorch marks and sootiness using Tamiya smoke, but my jar was mostly empty, so I added Tamiya thinner and some cheap acrylic black and some vallejo metalizer jet exhaust, which was pretty convincing....

 

I posted a couple of photos in another thread...my son loved it, and my wife was impressed and said it looked cool....it must really be wicked awesome for her to compliment it!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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