Friday, 1 May 2015

Paint it Rust (The work of the paint Elves))

While at Salute this year one of my planned purchases was a bottle of rust paint, from Model Mates Click this link as I saw it on Kyles ( Click the Link  ) blog the previous year and was taken with it. Now I have toyed with painting rust a few times and have very gradually worked out how to do it. But this way is just so much easier that I am an instant convert!

First paint it an under colour, I like games workshops tin bits for this and then dry brush some bolt gun metal over some of the high lights. You may not have to even do these first 2 steps but I did. Then when dry apply a coat of the model mates rust and get yourself a drink. When you come back from the drink you will find the model has gone rusty. I am sure there are a group of Magic elves doing all the work as it really is like something from a fairy tale. I have not sat and watched it, nor do I intend to as I would much rather believe in Magic Elves!

You will have to forgive my photography but I think you will agree it does look like rust. While you can buy it in 3 different tones I only bought the middle  tone as I did not want to over work the poor little paint elves. It is even better than that though, being pure magic you can even clean your brush in water afterwards! yes you can. While you can also use water as a thinner having tried it the results were just not as good. I can only imagine the Paint Elves don't like the taste as much. So I will not be thinning it again, well not with water anyway.

As I have now run out of my Chaos Rat Marines ( Hardly the most novel of ideas) I will have to find something else to paint in rust!  So unless anyone wants to donate any skaven or Space marines to me ready for conversion I don't think I will do any more just yet unless I find them dirt cheap at a show or on eBay.

Thanks for looking today I am now of to eBay to see what price I can pick up Necrons for!

I must say I love the Paint Elves who did the work and the paint as well, it really is magical. So My advie is don't buy it and watch the results but buy it paint it on and go out of the room and make a drink. It really is worth the it!

Thanks for tuning it. All Praise the Magical Painting Elves! And with luck see you all again soon.
All the best from Clint!

19 comments:

  1. The paint elves did an outstanding job, Clint! Although I also wonder if the rat marines are a tad lazy in equipment maintenance. ;)
    Neat conversion! I like the bullet holes and addition of rat tails, I never thought of that combo!

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    1. Thanks David. I suspect you are correct and that the rats do not look after their equipment at all. The bullet holes and the rust should add to the decayed effect I am glad you like it.

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  2. Very nice Clint they look great!

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    1. Cheers Simon, I am about to give these to me nephew to bolster his Chaos Marines. It is all GW stuff so they should let him use them in stores as well. (fingers crossed.)

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    2. Yes I remember the Ork vehicles gits.

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    3. Yeah some people are so precious about things like that. Idiots.

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  3. That's a pretty cool look Clint. Where can you get this magic formula from and is it expensive?

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    1. Thanks Bob. Click the Lick to go to Mode Mates website. It normally cost about £8 a tub (which should last quite a while) but buying it at Salute it actually cost me £6 a pot. But having tried it I would pay £8 for it now If I must.

      Or you have to be nice to the painting Elves as it really is like Magic.

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  4. Nice one. And I honestly thought the Skaven conversions were most novel.

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    1. Thanks Roy, You don't see Space Skaven very often. But if you carefully scan the "Rogue Trader" 40K rules there is actually a sketch (but without armour), which I took as a clear link to how there thought worked before they stopped the squats.

      You may also think we are about 10 feet away from a Rat so they probably would be on space ships and chaos would use them to twist and pervert the normal space marines.

      So whichever logic you use it can be MADE to work.

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    2. Oh, right, that's interesting to know. I've never had the chance to go through the rogue trader book, I started gaming a little before 2nd edition 40K came out (1993).

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  5. First the paint monkey now paint elves!!! Your painting table is now fully maned so to speak. It looks great I will have to look into this,

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    1. Thanks Robert. Indeed Paint Elves working their magic with this special paint. What I really need now is some "Dice Goblins".

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  6. Very nice Clint, them Elves do pretty cool work!

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    1. I would almost swear it was magical. It really is amazing.
      Thanks Ray.

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  7. Them rats look great. That paint would great on vehicles.

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    1. Thanks Bacon, The paint is mostly used by model railways guys on their rolling stock and the like. So yes it would work very well on vehicles.

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  8. I haven't used my bottle o rust yet but glad to see your work with it seems to be a success.

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    1. Thanks Lee I would count it as a success. They look better in real life.

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