Daunted by painting weathering pigments? This step-by-step guide breaks down the use of weathering pigments and how you can add on realistic looking rust and crusting to your metals for a desired worn-out look.
Here is what you'll need:
- Brown pigments (Can be grounded down from pastels)
- Orange 5 (Or any bright orange colour will do )
- Burnt umber ink
- Acrylic binder (Matte Medium/Matte Varnish will do )
- Old brush and mixing dish
Assembled these already? Lets go!
Before you do any weathering, it is important to know how rusted chains look like and have a reference of how rust collects.
Mix the brown pigments with your binder. Be liberal with the pigments as you want a crusty paste to put onto your minis.
Focus the paste on areas with less movement and where water might collect. These areas are more prone to rusting and looks more realistic when they have rust collecting on them.
The next step is to drybrush the bright orange over areas with the crust. Do this with a light hand as you only want to pick up the raised edges of the crust. Thereafter wash it down with a diluted burnt umber ink and you will have your realistic looking rust!