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    painting and weathering trial

    Post  Maxi_Model on Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:11 pm

    I'm posting again another painting and weathering trial, I would like to know by looking at the item, what do you imagine this item is and also what can be improved in the over all painting and weathering.





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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:40 am

    Love the effect, what i don't agree to is the larger stain in the third photo where the rust stain widens as it goes down the pipe, or whatever this is. Normally, a rust stain starts the entire width of the rusted patch or area and then narrows down or at most remains the same width but it never widens. Other than that, i love what you are doing and the rust looks absolutely real.

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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  Maxi_Model on Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:10 pm

    Thanks for your comment.

    I'm still finding it hard to make streaks look real, that is one of my major flaws.

    About the rust stain you are mentioning, is it the streak going down from the top rusted rim? if yes, that is why I'm saying I still cannot get them right.

    the cylinder is a toilet paper roll which I painted, trying to make it look like a corroding galvanized tube. I still have to work some more on the painting techniques, but I think I'm not that far off Smile

    I'm asking your professional opinion, so that I can improve my work.

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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  iCocker on Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:38 pm

    For the stains I would use oil paint to create streaks, then feather them with damp [white spirit] flat brush, work with a spectrum of different colours keeping the lighter to the centre. Keep them coming very good and realistic effects!

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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  Maxi_Model on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:33 am

    I will have to try the oil paints for the streaks, cause I cannot get them right with acrylics, I will try with gouache paints (since I have them in hand)

    This is another trial



    streaks still show the brush strokes which I need to eliminate.


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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  Maxi_Model on Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:20 pm

    after repetitive trials and trying new methods, I managed to come out with this piece




    In this piece of 0.3mm plasticard I applied multiple methods

    rough surfacing
    rusting
    paint chipping (or as known hairspray tech)
    and also tried producing some welding (only done once on this piece)

    I would kindly like to have some comments on the above
    Thanks....


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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  Maxi_Model on Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:03 pm

    Still trying out rusting techniques,hoping to finally get to a good standard.


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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  Maxi_Model on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:06 am

    So, here's another go at weathering and rusting




    I know its still far from perfect, but I need your professional feedback to find what's wrong in it and what can be improved. Sometimes I start at these trials I make, know that its not right, but cannot figure out what's the thing that needs to be improved.

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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  iCocker on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:17 am

    Getting better nad better, just for nit picking I would have rather mixed different tonalities of stains and rusts effects, looks too 'regular' in my eyes ... well done so far!

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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  Maxi_Model on Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:50 am

    What you mean exactly by different tonalities?

    In my eyes there are different colours of rust (in real life) and this depends on the type of metal that is corroding. Some of the normal carbon steel get tonalities of orange rush (as a superficial coating of rust) the longer it wets up, the darker it becomes, till the metal starts eroding, where the colour would normally be dark brown.

    This is how my eyes see the rust colour, now I'm open to hear how others see it too, so that I can learn better how it is seen by others.

    In these photos I now am seeing that I used too much orange and covered most of the brownish colour of the old rust so now I'm trying to correct it.

    The streaks are getting better, trial after trial, at least I see them so Smile

    Thanks for the feedback I hope there will be more.

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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  iCocker on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:08 am

    What I meant to show different aged scratches and rust stains, not all scratches would be the same, some might be darker and aged, some might be new and fresh. Remember that the flow will not only be the rust, it could also be dust and dirt sitting on top and swept down by the rain, so other colours might be interesting aswell ... top parts will create more a puddle inside them the side ... then it also depends how aged and where this piece of wreck was ... remember we are producing an illusion so we have to pass the message of what it is and how fresh or aged it is Wink

    Hope it helps ...

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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  Maxi_Model on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:20 am

    OOOOOOKKKK!! now I got the picture of what you said.

    You are right, on this trial I tried paint peeling, rusty patches and streaks, but I did not add any dust, water streaks or puddle residues.

    This will be the next trial project and intensify the realism mode Razz

    Thanks once more

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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  Robert on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:37 pm

    i suggest some chipping randomly. I like what you did so far

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    Re: painting and weathering trial

    Post  Maxi_Model on Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:00 pm

    Another couple of trials Smile

    this one I tried the blending with acrylics and pigments


    and this one I created it from a piece of scrap plasticard (5cms x 2½cms) to try and paint it as close as possible to dry aged wood


    any comments are welcome so I can improve my quality.

    Thanks

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