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christian arkins
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I just received these http://epicast.netfirms.com/epicast/nfoscomm/catalog/product...

Now, I primed them black, but how the heck do you get that 'rusted' look? I'm sure there's a easy way, but I'm new to painting material like this.

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An orange/red/brown wash for the heavily oxidized areas, and a drybrush of Tin Bitz for some of the more lightly rusted spots. I find the more orange you use in your rust work, the older the rust looks.
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Update: Well, I tried/tested/made a mess of a couple test bases and discovered something..If you purchase these bases it's a good idea to give them a good scrubbing first. I got excited and primed them before realizing the paint didn't stick worth a hoot!(It did end up creating a very strange effect that I kept on one base).
I found a recipe to make 'Rust paint' and I have some of that brewing in the garage right now. I'mm post the link and the recipe. One thing I tried was using real rust I scraped off some metal in the garage, and the effect is pretty good. Pictures to be posted soon.

 
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You should always wash your plastic or resin bits in dishwashing detergent before priming and painting.

The bits are usually coated in a "release" oil that helps to get them out of the mold. This oil will cause your primer/paint to have trouble sticking to the bits.
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CRasterImage wrote:
You should always wash your plastic or resin bits in dishwashing detergent before priming and painting.

The bits are usually coated in a "release" oil that helps to get them out of the mold. This oil will cause your primer/paint to have trouble sticking to the bits.


Live and learn thru spazzed out excitement!

The 'Rust Paint' formula/instructions can be found here...http://www.wideopenwest.com/~tinweasel/rust_tut.html

Less than 24 hours and I can see rust starting to form!
 
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