Old 1949 Ford Tudor Coupe Rusted Model

Here I show you how to create authentic corrosion on a 1949 Ford, but the products and techniques can easily be used on any of the model kits. Cars such as our Revell VW Samba Bus or Tamiya VW Beetle would look equally good. Its just 2 steps to make it.

Step 1: Scenic Rusting Kit and Car Model

For this example we used Deluxe Materials Scenic Rust Kit, which creates real rust effects on all paintable surfaces.

1. Painted model ready for rust. When completed, the '49 Ford was painted in burgundy and left to dry. It was then sprayed with hairspray and some grey paint added. This was left to dry for several minutes. The paintwork was then distressed with a cut down stiff brush to create the effect of old, chipped paint. This was a good base for the Scenic Rust treatment.

Step 2: Adding Rusting Chemicals

2. Scenic Rust Powder was mixed with the Scenic Rust Binder following the clear instructions on the box.

3. This was painted on all the areas where we wanted the heaviest rust.

4. Shows the dried rust / binder mix on rear of the vehicle. Be careful to try and get a realistic balance at this stage if you don't want to end up with a completely rusted out vehicle.

5. Scenic Rust Developer was then painted onto all the areas that were treated with the rust powder / binder mix. this was then left overnight to fully react and develop rust.

Step 3: Time to Display

The '49 Ford Rust Close Ups. These photos show close ups of the rust effect after one day. As you can see you really do see the true effects of this rust. That's all there is to the scenic rusting and the creation of a very realistic looking rusty vehicle.

Now you too can produce vehicles that look incredibly life-like.

Use your imagination and try the techniques with World War II model tanks, planes or cars.



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    2 years ago

    I think that you just inspired me to return to model making!! Great job.

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    Reply 2 years ago

    THANKS .

    you could rather use salt if Scenic Rust treatment is costly.But using of salt takes 1 or 2 years

    IF you have patients you salt


    3 years ago

    The finished effects look so good. Very nicely done!

    2 replies

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thanks a lot seamster for commenting first-time on this instructable