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Real Rust Effect

[Science!]

Category:

Weathering

Submitted By:

Dave Ruther

Tip:

For a realistic rust effect, the following works a treat!

Sprinkle iron filings over your model, and spray the whole thing with water...

Leave it outside (!) for a few days and low and behold, actual rust! Not only rust streaks, but rust sitting around panels and joins. Any unwanted rust can be simply rubbed off.

This type of effect is almost impossible to achieve with paints, because it's REAL.


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