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I'm painting a Sentinel, and I'd like to achieve some effects:
- Rusted metal
- Heat scortched metal near engine exhausts
Has anyone got any advice or tutorials on those topics?
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Thanks that's a useful site, but neither of the two effects I'm after can be found there.
For rusted metal, which I use alot with my Orks, I just drybrush boltgun metal over a black undercoat, then give it a heavy wash with some sort of reddish brown. Highlight with silver if you like. Works for me.
For heat scorched bits, which I also use alot for the ends of skorchas and vehicle exhausts, I simply paint the metal how I normally would, then lightly drybrush brown on the end I want scorched, and finally an even lighter drybrush of black at the very end. If you're doing a flat area (as opposed to say a gun barrel) then drybrush brown on in the shape you want and black in the middle of the brown. Good luck.
For painting rusted metal what i do is drybrush the metal area boltgun metal and give it a wash of watered down chestnut ink.Thats works pretty well.
I find that for exhausts, the best result I get is by painting the base of the exhaust in tin bits, then the middle in bronze, and the tip in boltgun, then blend the three to a smooth transition. This reflects the aging and oxidation of the metal from getting hot (look at a chrome car exhaust that's old- you'll see the color change). I then drybrush a light coat of black from the exhaust end bak to the base (so that the black is thickest at the exhaust end and looks like soot). For an example, here is my LRC:
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There are 2 ways I will get a rust effect on something. The first method involves using inks strategically to give the illusion of rust. The second method is to use a product that creates actual rust.
For the ink method I start with a base of gunmetal. to this I start dabbing irregular patterns of orange, chestnut, and brown inks. I use a cut up makeup applicator that I cut into triangle wedges and rip the tip to create an irregular surface. I then basically build up the layers until I am satisfied with the results. I will sometimes add a touch of blue or green ink to create a sharp darker contrast to an area.
the second method involves using a product make by Modern Options. It is a rust patina. This produces some really cool effects. What is is is 2 separate solutions. The first being a thick liquid/paste that contains iron flakes in it. This is brushed onto the area needed the rust and when dry a second solution is brushed on that will start to rust the area with iron flakes. The results vary depending on how much of the 2nd solution is applied. This method looks very cool but caution needs to be observed when applying it to a small scale figure as it can look unrealistic if too much is used.
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For rust: Heavly watered down Vermin Brown
For Oxidized/burned metal: Paint the whole thing Mitheral or Chainmail, then about 3/4 wit boltgun, 1/2 with tin bitz, then the tip black. It should look like a stair step of the four colors. Then I simply use drybrushing to get them to meld. Check out my gallery (see sig) to get an example of both. The sentinel should have both but I can't tell if you can see them.
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When I do metal, I first paint on black. Then I drybrush the metal color I want over it. It looks great, it's weathered and pretty realistic looking.
For rust, I guess you'd use either brown or orange ink. I've never tried that.
For scorched metal, though. I drybrush scorched brown (Hey, it's even named for the purpose! :lol: ) over the part. For an even better look, mix a bit of black into the brown.