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#1 DrewCfromSC

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:54 PM

Just starting to begin my try at rusty or weathered model. Have not bought a thing.....................yet. Is their a basic kit avalible to buy to try out. Thanks in advance for your advise! Drew from S.C.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:12 AM

For actual 'rotting' metal in scale, a ball-shaped milling bit in my Dremel is the real workhorse; I thin the body from the inside until it almost bubbles through (just like real NY rust :D ). I use a small dental-style pick for opening small pinholes up once the material is thin enough.
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For paint and surface weathering, I do it 'on the cheap.' My set of chalk pastels was $7 with a 50% off coupon from Michaels, and the makeup brush set came from a local dollar store. My 'Joe Dirt' Charger was done using just Testors DullCote and pastels, no rotting out was in order:
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For rust, I always say nothing looks more like rust than the real thing. Sophisticated Finishes' two-part system works very well for me:
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Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:26 AM

check out this thread:
http://www.modelcars...showtopic=32489
don't buy a thing (Uunless you need rust color paint and hairspray). And I agree the "Sophisticated Finish" is a great product as well.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:58 AM

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For rust, I always say nothing looks more like rust than the real thing. Sophisticated Finishes' two-part system works very well for me:
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Very cool VW. Now thats what im going to try for. Is that ametal or diecast to begin with or plastic? I have a few diecast that im going to expirement with soon as it cools off a bit here. Thanks for sharing this! Drew

don't buy a thing (Uunless you need rust color paint and hairspray). And I agree the "Sophisticated Finish" is a great product as well.

Thanks for the reply! I will check it out. Drew

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 04:55 PM

Very cool VW. Now thats what im going to try for. Is that ametal or diecast to begin with or plastic?


Drew - Thanks for the kind words. The Beetle is indeed plastic, which some folks have had a hard time believing until I hand them the model; it started out as a Gunze-Sangyo kit:
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:57 AM

Drew - Thanks for the kind words. The Beetle is indeed plastic, which some folks have had a hard time believing until I hand them the model; it started out as a Gunze-Sangyo kit:
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Very cool 1 I have sent you a pm. Thanks for sharing this tip!

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 05:30 AM

I must be doing something wrong while using the Sophisticated Finishes. can't get the heavily rusted effect.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 02:51 PM

I must be doing something wrong while using the Sophisticated Finishes. can't get the heavily rusted effect.



Me either!


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:17 AM

I use acrylic paints and a cosmetic sponge for most of mine, but the Chevelle Wagon was done using enamel paints... Flat Red, Yellow, and Rust, and a little flat black...


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 02:55 PM

Looks very realsitic!
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 04:20 PM

Wow James they look great especially the bumpers, something thats very hard to get right. Heres a couple of my attempts, the 53 and 55 tow truck using railroading chalks and the 64 pickup using some of the wifes eyeshadow makeup.
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 05:08 PM

I use Doctor Ben's instant rust and instant age found on Ebay. Very easy to use! I did not know what I was doing, got this stuff used it and I still dont know what I am doing! LOL. But heres how good the stuff works! For the "pits" I Painted on black primer and sprinkled on table salt and let dry. Then I painted on the green and let dry. Then I scraped off the table salt and rusted. I did all of the rusting in maybe a hour mack on the whole model!
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:16 PM

Thanks Brett. Yes, the bumpers are the trickiest to do right. You got some nice rusted rides also...

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:20 PM

hey thats funny i got that 50 merc also im gunna make mine in to wild custom though i need plastic putty & stuff to repair all of the cracks and broken peaces. :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:32 PM

Hi i found this stuff , its from a company in the uk , im gonna get some and try it , what you guys think ?

http://www.alwayshobbies.com/Tools-$4-Materials/Scenery/Deluxe-Materials-Scenic-Rust.ice


it actualy uses iron filings and an accelerator to make the filings rust , cant get much more realistic rust than that can ya lol

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Posted 28 August 2010 - 05:25 AM

Wow,some great weathering examples. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:41 PM

Very nice builds Just wanted to add mine first time I tried weathering Attached File  model cars 002.JPG   149.75KB   48 downloads

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:06 AM

Very nice builds Just wanted to add mine first time I tried weathering Attached File  model cars 002.JPG   149.75KB   48 downloads



Very good! What products did you use? Thanks for sharing.
Drew C. from S.C.


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:50 AM

Very good! What products did you use? Thanks for sharing.
Drew C. from S.C.

Thank you. I primed the car with Brown primer first. Then I brushed on "Sophisticated Finishes Iron Metalic Surfacer". I allowed that to dry for 24 hours, then I used "Sophisticated Finishes Rust Antiquing Solution". I placed it in a ziplock bag and left it for 12 hours while it cured. Then I allowed it to air dry. Then I repeated the rust process in various spots until I acheived the look I wanted.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:02 PM

I brushed on "Sophisticated Finishes Iron Metalic Surfacer". I allowed that to dry for 24 hours, then I used "Sophisticated Finishes Rust Antiquing Solution".


Those are the 2 parts of the same "Instant Rust" set I mentioned above; I'm guessing you got them separately, which gives you bigger bottles than the set does.

That's impressive for your first attempt at weathering....my first was long ago, and far from that good.

Edited by VW Dave, 06 September 2010 - 04:03 PM.