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Offline Go4fun

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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2013, 08:35:46 pm »
I saw a post in my build where someone said Insta-Rust or something. Also using red & brown powered pigments and chalks is supposed to work good. If you hit on something fool-proof, (Or idiot-proof!), let me in on it.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2013, 09:34:48 pm »
I'm going to start with an old looking painted surface and add rust. I'll try acrylics first, if it doen't work I can remove it.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2013, 08:40:57 pm »
I am seeing your vision here and looking forward to the result.

For an alternative method for rusty metal
I tried this with some success
First up go to any $2 type store that stocks arts stuff and see if you can get a set of earth tone pastels (not the oil ones the chalky jobs)
Paint target zombie plow a lightish brown, preferably matt to give a rough surface.,
Lay on the pastels, after grinding some off as powder using sandpaper, in different shades.
Do some blending  with an old soft brush etc etc but give yourself a bit of contrast so that when the clear coat goes on it does not all disappear.
After a dull coat to seal in the initial colours you can then top up with more pastels if yoiu feel the need.
You can also mix with white glue to give caked on mud effect as well.

Just an alternative that is quite cheap and easy to do. It really is just pigments like Mig/AK but cheaper.

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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2013, 06:08:20 am »
This sounds interesting. I'm not one to go covering the model I worked hard on with lots of goo so I'm not much into weathering. This will be a stretch of my skills. Once I get the rust right I will apply some light colored dust to make the truck look like its been down some gravel roads.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2013, 10:19:01 am »
I've ordered some Rust n Dust from MicroMark. It seems like a simple dry way to age models as much as you want but not to much. I'll keep you appraised after I get it and try it out.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2013, 02:13:53 pm »
Sounds good.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2013, 06:59:50 pm »
A couple of pics, its starting to look like a fire truck.
Some cracked glass on the side windows.

A bullet hole in the windshield.

Time to start making some rusty half painted steel panels.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2013, 02:16:51 pm »
Oh that's just gob smacking good so far. Is this the point where you get a little crazy...er with the build?  :rolleyes:
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2013, 09:17:23 pm »
Crazy can happen at any time. I do take my pills everyday, just like the judge told me to.
I'm having a little trouble deciding what to do with the lights, horns and sirens on top of the cab. Pretty sure the sirens will go. Can't take a chance on hitting the switch by accident and attracting every zombie for miles around. Most of the lights will stay.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2013, 08:44:18 pm »
Does anyone know of a good description of how to use salt as a random mask over rust colored paint? I've heard of other people using it and I just need to make sure I'm doing it right.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2013, 09:33:03 pm »
I was reading about this just the other day. It said spray a light dusting of cheap hair spray over the area like a light mist. This holds the salt in place during the painting. Then sprinkle the salt on lightly. They recommended the big grain Kosher Sea Salt for the bigger spots where rust had gotten in under the paint. Let it dry well then you spray the over coating of paint over that and let it dry and gas out. Then you use a soft tooth brush and gently brush the salt off OR use a toothpick, (Do these guys have stock in dental hygiene companies?  :unsure: ) or sharp pointed hobby knife to 'flick' the salt loose.
I have never tried it but I might, along with the rubber cement under the final paint so you can get places the paint had 'peeled' off the under paint or primer.
I haven't tried either of these techniques but they look good from what i saw.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013, 01:46:03 am »
I've never tried that scale before, but I do have a Corgi all metal 'Airport Fire Tender' 6 wheeler. Which has seen better days, I rescued it from my nephew. Thanks for the idea. :cheers:

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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2013, 05:36:20 pm »
Thanks for the info on salt. I was under the impression that water was used instead of hair spray but, hey, why not? I want to make some of the panels look like they had benn painted once a long time ago and had rusted through. Also any spot that had been welded would be rusty.I had better work on this rust technique as it will cover alot of this model.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2013, 07:13:11 pm »
Thanks for the info on salt. I was under the impression that water was used instead of hair spray but, hey, why not? I want to make some of the panels look like they had benn painted once a long time ago and had rusted through. Also any spot that had been welded would be rusty.I had better work on this rust technique as it will cover alot of this model.
I always was told salt melted in water.
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Re: Zombie build 5, FIRE truck
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2013, 07:22:38 pm »
Thanks for the info on salt. I was under the impression that water was used instead of hair spray but, hey, why not? I want to make some of the panels look like they had benn painted once a long time ago and had rusted through. Also any spot that had been welded would be rusty.I had better work on this rust technique as it will cover alot of this model.
I always was told salt melted in water.
When the water evaporated the salt would be left behind. Hopefully in the places you wanted it to be.
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