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I'm looking to try adding some rust to my armies.

But I'm not sure how to do rust, I've seen tutorials ranging from: Using red, silver, brown. Using Blue. Using Bronze and green. Using Bronze colours.

So what's the best way to do Rust Effects? Preferably with GW paints since that's what I've got.
 

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Ground up artist chalks work a treat , experiment with browns and oranges to get that perfect rust colour :biggrin:
 

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Browns, oranges, and reds + salt and hairspray technique works great. I'm still playing with it, but that's what I did.
 

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I've tried painting rust a few times - my preferred method is to paint it brown and then orange till you get a nice rusty colour, then either drybrush with boltgun metal for complicated surfaces, or splodge it on for flat surfaces. After this you highlight with mithril silver and give everything a black wash.

You can increase or decrease the amount of boltgun you use depending on how rusty you want it to be.

For best results do a google image search for rust damage on a similar shaped object. It'll give you an idea of where the rusting occurs and which parts should have more prominent rust.

(sorry for old colour names, i don't know what the new ones are :/ )

There's also these tutorials on the boards, but i haven't tried any of them:

http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=25575&highlight=rust

http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=17024&highlight=rust

http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=108685&highlight=rust
 

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If you don't want to give powders a try (still the best looking rust effects imo), you might try the following.

A lot of stippling with various brown tones and some orange ones on the metallic surface.

first highlights with boltgun metal or chainmail.

A final highlight with silver.

It'll look very rusted that way though, but your metallics will be on top of your rust, and that also gives a pretty realistic look too.
 

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you could try rusting some actual metal, thing shave off the flacks and grind them into powder. Apply as needed.

no idea if it would work though
 

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Besides the turotials which all look pretty good, I personally like to use a stipling technique on my orks. I use some metalic if I want it to be exposed metal. I then stipple with brwon and stipple over this with varying shades of ornage. For a really rusted effect I wil then use some rust poweder librally coated in the area. Gives a very weathered look.
 
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