How To Rust
A little tutorial on how
to do rusting that I showed in Atlanta. It's not the only way
to do it, but a quick way I found that works for me. If you
get inspired enough to try it,. send me some pics. I would
love to see your work., :)
I start with a regular
car. This is painted, cleared, with decals on it.
To get started, I use these 3 colors of
Testors model paints. Also I use two sizes of brushes.
No real particular size, anything small or a medium will do since we
are just dabbing on paints.
I start with black. I dab it on in some
of the various places I want the rust to be. No real pattern.
Just spots, streaks, whatever you think looks good. I use the
larger brush for this.
More various spots around the car.
Then for the 2nd paint step, I mix a dark
orange. usually I do about 3/4 red and 1/4 yellow to get what
I am looking for.
I use the larger brush for this.
Anywhere you have the black, go over that with the orange.
Don't cover the black up, just light splotches and streaks over it
as shown. I do a dabbing motion to get in on there.
An example with how I get it to look when it
3rd painting step I mix a lighter orange.
This time reverse the mix of the colors. 3/4 yellow, and 1/4
For this step I use the smaller brush and go
over the 2nd orange step we just did. Again not cover it up,
just dabbing and splotching it in places to add the lighter yellow
The next step is the Rustall. You can
buy this at hobby stores in your area or online. I make my own
as well from alcohol, and earth-tone colored chalk-dust.
Just pour it into any container you have
handy. I used a spray can lid.
Using the widest brush I had, about an inch
wide. Dip it in and soak that brush.
Now go over the whole casting with it.
Don't be afraid to get that thing covered with this stuff. It
will run off and drip onto your table. That's ok. Just
do it while your wife is gone or your dead-meat! It does clean
up with soap and water though.
Once it has dried, it takes about 20 mins.
you want to go over it with a flat-clear. There are two ways
to do this. If you are using spray cans, Testors sells a Model
master brand at hobby stores that has a flat clear. Or you can
get flat or satin clear at Walmarts as well.
If you use an airbrush, you
can by a paint additive called Valspar FX-01 You mix it 1:1
with your clear coat.
Half a jar of clear coat.
FX-01 added. Make sure you stir it up
really good. It will come out cloudy.
Just clear as normal and it will dry flat like
shown below. Enjoy!