Rust Bucket

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Here is a 1/35 scale T62 .
There is a technique in model making called the hairspray method (stop sniggering at the back)
you paint the model ,then spray it with acrylic floor polish ( i won't warn you again) then you can in this case paint it as if it has had an attack of the rust worm .
Then you spray it with hairspray ,then put another coat of paint .
This is the part where i went wrong ,you are meant to attack the paint work with a stiff paint brush and water to take some of the top coat off ,i left mine for a few weeks .
The hairspray is meant to come off when you use the water and paint brush and you can take or leave as much as you want .

When i went back to the model ,water didn't do anything to the acrylic paint so i used acrylic thinners ,that made the paint bubble up just like real paint when rust gets under it.
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Makes a refreshing change from the usual fluffy bunny pictures, I'll grant you that.
But why exactly would any sane person want to create rusty models of antique weapons of mass destruction?
Hi David

how did you manage to post your photos ?

Myself and others have been trying for ages but keep getting an error message !
What's your secret ?
Yes David, how did you post those pics?

I've used hair spray in the past to "fix" children's artwork when they have drawn pictures in chalk or charcoal.

Seems your way at creating the rusted look is very effective.

Melly1
Pierre_1707 wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:18 pm
Makes a refreshing change from the usual fluffy bunny pictures, I'll grant you that.
But why exactly would any sane person want to create rusty models of antique weapons of mass destruction?

Who said i was sane ?.
Hi ,just followed the on screen instructions ,better than the old forum ,didn't want to try and post in the members section
in case it blew a fuse or crashed the system .
Pierre ,model makers are a strange lot ,i could mention rivet counters but i won't ,but i just did .
Military vehicles get dirty ,well all vehicles get dirty and rusty ,there are all sorts of stuff modellers can buy to achieve the results they want .
for some strange reason it would seem that you are one of the few that can post photos !

Melly and I are following the instructions too (click on upload attachment, choose file , etc, etc) but we get an error message

"http: error"

are your photos stored on your computer or do you save them with Photobucket ?
Hi ,Sue the photos are on my laptop ,don't use photobucket anymore they have started charging silly money .
I use Imgur now ,simple to use .
david c wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:49 am
Hi ,Sue the photos are on my laptop ,don't use photobucket anymore they have started charging silly money .
I use Imgur now ,simple to use .
mine are in the "My Pictures" folder on my PC and I didn't used to have a problem posting them here until the changeover and I don't have a problem posting them on any other forum that I use. Never had to bother with Photobucket or any other application.
David, mine are saved on my iPad. Like Susie, I can post them on other forums and on the old carer's one but just not on here anymore. :?

Melly1

Susie, I fear us mods are going off topic!