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Title: Large scale rust effect
Post by: TugCowboy on January 24, 2012, 11:23:15 AM
Hi all,

I want to paint a fairly large plastic panel, by large I mean it's not a small bit of weathering I want to add, but say an area 1ft by 1ft square total surface area.
What would be the best way to go about getting a nice rust effect?

Doesn't specifically have to be a nautical rust effect, a dry one will do too.

Thanks in advance.

Alex
Title: Re: Large scale rust effect
Post by: Circlip on January 24, 2012, 12:06:58 PM
"Sandblast" the panel using Iron filings and leave for a couple of days. You can get Stainless Steel rusty this way too.

  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: Large scale rust effect
Post by: TailUK on January 24, 2012, 12:19:17 PM
Harking back to my days modelling tanks, you could try this.  After painting the panel, allow it to dry then use a sponge to dab areas with a mixture of paint and talcum powder.  This will replicate the rust scale.  You could then dust the "scale" using rust coloured chalk powder or crushed pastel crayons. This collects in the texture and can be sealed using, of all things, hairspray.
Title: Re: Large scale rust effect
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on January 24, 2012, 02:24:35 PM
Use photo reference also, JCBs, bin lorries, skips, rusty old heaps tied up in harbour, it all helps..
Title: Re: Large scale rust effect
Post by: bat44 on January 24, 2012, 02:40:39 PM
a simple way is to paint your main colour first, than go round the edges with blacks,browns, orange to represent chip paint, then do the same for the hole panel  a bit like this
(http://s18.postimage.org/fof2na3sl/PA020005_2.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/fof2na3sl/)
main colour first
(http://s7.postimage.org/7scf3wno7/PA130013.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/7scf3wno7/)

(http://s18.postimage.org/xamxs2bw5/PA030017.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/xamxs2bw5/)

(http://s7.postimage.org/t5yg8qytz/PA130017.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/t5yg8qytz/)
then by adding blacks,brown,orange you end up with this, hope this helps
Title: Re: Large scale rust effect
Post by: bat44 on January 24, 2012, 02:49:55 PM
or there's this you could copy
(http://s18.postimage.org/a74uig245/PA180005.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/a74uig245/)
Title: Re: Large scale rust effect
Post by: dreadnought72 on January 24, 2012, 06:06:36 PM
(http://s18.postimage.org/xamxs2bw5/PA030017.jpg)

That's tremendous. If it wasn't for the bricks behind the model I wouldn't be sure it wasn't real.

Andy