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How To Paint a Camoflauge Pattern With Rust Effect

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I have been asked to make an ible of how to paint a camoflauge pattern with a rust effect as in my http://www.instructables.com/id/Camoflauge-B-ATM-03-FATTY-GROUND-CUSTOM-airbrushe/...  Well, here it is!

 
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Step 1: Materials You Will Need

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You will need in general for the rust effect:
Aibrush ( I will be using the Sparkman 2.0mm)+ airpump
Tamiya (or any other brand) brown (and I mean many types of brown, preferably 4) acrylic paints (and maybe a green or two)
Something to paint (I will be using a white Lego block)
Water
Salt (I will explain why you need this later)
2 containers
toothpicks + Masking tape (or something you can use to hold onto the pieces)
blocks of wood with holes (or something to hold up your wet painted pieces


 

Step 2: Prepare For Painting

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Attach your pieces to the toothpicks (I rolled tape around the tootchpicks so they would fit in the lego piece's hole)

Step 3: Paint the Base Colour (Brown)

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paint a thin, even layer of brown (X-9) with your airbrush. Wait for it to dry.

Step 4: Paint Spots of Green, and Red

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Randomly paint spots of Dark Green(XF-61),Hull Red (XF-9) . Make sure it does not stand out alot but also can be seen.

Step 5: Salt

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Once the pieces are all dry, fill a container with salt. Take a paintbrush and wet the peices around the edges and dip into the salt. Make sure the salt sticks onto the piece. Dip the paintbrush in water again and lightly touch it to the clumps of salt to make them wet and stick better. Wait until it dries.

Step 6: Choose Your Camoflauge Colours

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Choose which type of camoflauge you would like a plane camoflauge, space camoflauge, desert, jungle..... I will only be teaching a desert camoflauge, but for other kinds, just change the colours used.

Step 7: Choose your Camoflauge Type

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Spray your model (or lego block) with your base colour (desert yellow) in a  nice even coat. After that, spray your detail colour(s) in wavy lines, dot, or just random shapes. your model should now look like mine in the picture, except you should have clumps of dried, coloured salt on yours.

GageH10 months ago

I am going to try this on my 1/100 scale Zaku II Im getting

Kurokami3 years ago
Awesome, I can't wait to try this on my unpainted 1/144 Heavy Arms I have tucked away
TheKnerd4 years ago
I would probably put another layer of clear coat on after the final step, just to make sure that the effect won't wear off
chosenangelx (author)  TheKnerd4 years ago
yeah, but after that coat, the model just wont look realistic anymore.. just make sure its a dull coat.
-R
The ironman4 years ago
is it me are does that remined u of avatar
chosenangelx (author)  The ironman4 years ago
oh sorry.. you mean the robot thing the military general drives?? at the end with the knife.. yeah its looks kinda like it.. exept that the robot has an open cockpit..
chosenangelx (author)  The ironman4 years ago
its just you ;P this is a scopedog =) dont know what that is? google it = )
Cool! I will be experimenting with this. It appears that the technique isn't limited to camouflage designs which is useful. I bought a model to modify this weekend. Some rust spots will look good.
yupp, you can put any colours ontop of the rust effect and salt.. good luck =) show me how it comes out.