Rust Never Sleeps

I’ve been continuing to work on my rust techniques and applying it to a few other models.

After the Armiger I wanted to try it on another non-vehicle model, something without lots of flat areas basically, so I picked my Helbrute.  The Helbrute was painted a while ago and I’ve never been totally happy with my work on it so I thought that this could help nudge it up on my satisfaction scale.

And I think that that went OK, I’m still not massively happy with him, but I think that I’m happier.  I was still rusting just the metal though, the next thing was to try rusting the painted areas, to simulate patches of rust where the paint has come away.

So I chose one of my Rhinos and went for it in stages with gaps in between to asses how I felt it was going.

When I worked on the right side and top of the Rhino I think that I went too far, so the left side was toned back a bit.  The Typhus Corrosion on the left side was also applied thicker and less stippled, the rust looks much darker here.

Finally I went for Typhus, just the metal though and not his armour.  Typhus is odd in that the edging of his armour is silver and not gold, this was something that I took from the painted example on GW’s web site.  So I rusted that edging as well.

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And I think that’s pretty good, not perfect, but it works on the table.

My lessons from this are:

  1. Go slowly, you can always add more rust if you want, it’ll be hard to remove it due to the textured Typhus Corrosion paint.
  2. On the green surfaces it looks good if there’s some overlap of the Ryza Rust onto the green, look at the back door of the Rhino for that.  It seems to look like the rust has stained surrounded surfaces but it hasn’t fully corroded yet.
  3. It’s hard to find real life example of how rusty the Death Guard might look.  Most things that are in use will scratch and wear in certain areas, but the Death Guard corrode things that they touch.  So, to me, their equipment will have more rust than most in use equipment would.

3 thoughts on “Rust Never Sleeps

  1. Good work on the blog. I too am contemplating a return to 40K after a long absence. I may just paint as I moved and know only one gamer here. I subscribed. I’ll have to see about adding a link to nurgle.muschamp.ca

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    1. Welcome back, that is if you do return. I’ve got a theory, and there’s a post about it in my drafts that I’m working on, that actually playing 40k is the least time consuming and involving part of the hobby. Personally I spend much more time modelling, reading or theory crafting than I do actually stood around a table bouncing dice around.

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