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So I finally figured out I would want my CSM army to look rusty and "oldish." But I'm not totally sure how to successfully accomplish a rusty look. I've got a couple ideas, but I wanted to see what methods some of the painters have on Heresy.

Your replies and ideas are much appreciated. :mrgreen:
 

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It depends a lot on what the surface underneath the rust looks like. If you have painted armor, you'll want to apply a chipping effect to it first before adding a rust effect-- basically, you do that by blocking out the chipped area with black, filling it with silver but leaving a black outline, then outlining the inside of the silver area with a lighter silver. Then, you can stipple a dark brown over it, followed by a mix of orange and brown, and then straight orange. If you've already got a metallic background, then a wash of Devlan Mud to shade it rather than black actually helps "age" the background more, and then you can just stipple the rust effect as described above.

For aging brass and bronze, you basically do the same thing as with silver, but instead of orange, you'll use a teal. Start with a very dark green (like Dark Angels Green), then mix in about equal parts Hawk Turquoise, then stipple Hawk Turquoise on its own.
 

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http://www.garbo.org/40k/

This guy has some awesome conversions and painting guides (Including a rust one, go to the conversions 'Goobaz Mekshop' section and then scroll down to the bottom to see the OBG Questions), sadly the site's no longer updated but it's still really nice.

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It depends a lot on what the surface underneath the rust looks like. If you have painted armor, you'll want to apply a chipping effect to it first before adding a rust effect-- basically, you do that by blocking out the chipped area with black, filling it with silver but leaving a black outline, then outlining the inside of the silver area with a lighter silver. Then, you can stipple a dark brown over it, followed by a mix of orange and brown, and then straight orange. If you've already got a metallic background, then a wash of Devlan Mud to shade it rather than black actually helps "age" the background more, and then you can just stipple the rust effect as described above.

For aging brass and bronze, you basically do the same thing as with silver, but instead of orange, you'll use a teal. Start with a very dark green (like Dark Angels Green), then mix in about equal parts Hawk Turquoise, then stipple Hawk Turquoise on its own.
Thanks for that info Horus, ill give that method a shot. Gonna eventually start up a project log for my CSM......eventually.....maybe :mrgreen:
 
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