How to Model Rust using Pigments
I love using pigments to model rust because they have a slight texture that is very convincing and they are so easy to use. The important thing is to put them into a carrier such as isopropyl alcohol (IPA) which enables you to use them like paints. They brush on much darker but as they dry they lighten and achieve that chalky texture which stands in for rust at smaller scales.
I don’t seal my structures but even unsealed, pigments applied with IPA are fairly robust.
There are now a large number of brands of pigment – I’m using Mig Pigments because I already have them but AK interactive and Ammo by Mig are very similar.
The Real World
- Mig Pigments – Rail Rust P238, Light Rust P024, Standard Rust P025, Vietnam Earth P031
- Isopropyl Alcohol ( I use 99% but the 75% will work too)
- Light India Ink and Isopropyl Alcohol mix – 1 tsp india ink to 1 pint IPA
- 00:13 The Real World
- 00:30 Method
- 05:55 Final Result
- 06:20 Mini Kathys
- 07:23 Close
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