Here I am rocking like a hurricane! Ah okay, not really but I just wanted to give you this little step by step, as I haven't posted posts with real hobby content for a while.
So here it starts:
This article is on how I did the rust on this miniature:
First I painted in some areas a small but opaque layer of scorched brown. I then started to paint dots with thinned down an reddish brown, then with sneake bite leather, and then with bubonic brown on this layer. I think you could even use orange, yellow and red tones for that. Heres how it looked for me:
Then I tried to bind the rusty areas into the rest of the armour with a glaze/wash of Vallejo Smoke (a nice brown tone for rust). I started with my brush on the metal area and shoved the paint into the rusty area. Here's how it looked afterwards:
I then started to use pigments mixed with plaster to get a three dimensional rust layer. I got this idea out of an article in the "Art of Modelling Magazine" (http://www.artofmodelling.be/) for three dimensional mud on tanks. So as a base tone I took a heap of pigments and mixed them with a small heap of plaster (I tried this technic the first time, so the right amount of plaster in the mix was just a feeling in my stomache). As plaster is white, its lightens the tone of the pigments a bit up. So don't choose a too bright colour before mixing it with plaster for your pigment base tone. I also chose some pigment tones as highlights and shadows. These weren't mixed with plaster. See the tones I chose:
I took two small bruhes, one for applying the pigments, one for the pigment fixer I used to fix them on the mini. I took small heaps of the basetone/plaster mix and put them on the rusty areas, so that there were three dimensional heaps of the mix on the rusty areas. I then took the other brush, loaded it with pigment fixer and touched an area with it next to the pigments, never on a heap as I wanted to keep it's structure. The pigment fixer just runs off the brush and spreads itself over the surface and the pigments. I received this result:
As the pigment fixer ate away some of the contrast I achieved by applying light and shadow tones, I plan to paint them again without the pigment fixer, as a last step when the miniature is on the base I got in mind for it and still have to build.
I will of cause show you then pictures of the finished miniature and may be also a step by step of the base.
So hope you liked this step by step.
Any critics are welcome.
Beepob, Hip Hop, Flip Flop, BYE!