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04-05-2009, 19:10
What is the best way to paint rusty necrons?

is it good to put on a layer of tin bits and devlan mud or is there a better way to do it?

04-05-2009, 19:20
Something like the Tamiya weathering kits (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tamiya-Weathering-Pastel-metal-silver/dp/B000FODYHW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=toys&qid=1241465691&sr=8-2) might work.

04-05-2009, 19:33
that does look like a make up kit (not nececarily a bad thing).

How do you use it and how does it work?

04-05-2009, 20:12
Watered down brown ink works well on silver/chaimail/gunmetal grey.

04-05-2009, 20:14
i was thinking a basecoat of gunmetal then a drybrush of tinbits then a layer of brown ink then a drybrush of chainmail.

do you think that would look cool?

04-05-2009, 20:49
Shouldn't this be in PM&D

04-05-2009, 20:51
A: what does that stand for.
B: probably.

04-05-2009, 20:52
Shouldn't this be in PM&D

True but since when do people care about silly little details like where a thread belongs? :eyebrows:

Anyhow, is there some kind of ....textured paint which would represent the roughened up surface of rusty metal? Or one goes the other way around and uses some fine texture spray (does GW still sell those?) and maybe scratches it off here and there to get smooth surfaces in places?

04-05-2009, 21:10
Basecoat with scorched brown; follow this with stippled coats of vermin brown and (used sparingly) fiery orange. Drybrush boltgun metal onto a few edges to represent chipping, wear and tear etc exposing the metal beneath the "centuries-old patina of corrosion" and bob's your uncle.

04-05-2009, 21:13
I've seen a can of "textured Skull White" but i couldn't comment on it's general availablity.

However, i've also seen people simulate rust by "spackling" red/brown directly on the surface then washing with a more muted colour...

(I thought general discussion was for ANY facet of the hobby? Then you get sent to the more specialised forum! :) )

04-05-2009, 22:32
Chestnut ink was the best rust (with some black ink added), haven't tried the new Sepia though.

04-05-2009, 23:03
I just paint on any ole metal and then with a heavily watered down black, (5 parts water, 1 part paint) dip the model and set it under a hot lamp. Repeat dark and light colors of desired shades until the rust appeal. The color mostly resides into the corners where water would sit (and thus, RUST would occur there!).

I water down and dip everything though, oddly enough rust modes come out well with this method. It takes time but you can do the whole army this way. At the end, use a watered down metal roughly the same way and dip the model buy fan-dry that one, blowing the excesses out of the corners with lip-blowing hard (preferbly outside/garage). And that gives the final glitter where the paints would have removed the shiny metallic by then.

Try it on some off-model like a spare plastic sprue even. It wont take much effort, trust me.

05-05-2009, 00:46
I am amazed we haven't had one fluff fanatic complaint about the incorrect-ness of rusty Necrons. My technique (my first army, about 5 years ago) was a lot less impressive than those above. It was a spray of boltgun metal, a wash of ocean blue ink, then a drybrush of copper. It came out looking more corroded than rusted though.

05-05-2009, 01:17
The problem with Tin Bitz is that rust is rarely shiny. Trogdor's suggestion is a really good way of doing it, and I have used the Tamiya weathering products in the past and they work good. You apply them how you would apply makeup, either with the little sponge or brush, and they can make some really good looking effects:

Both of those are examples of what I have done with the weathering stuff.

Boss Kopstud
05-05-2009, 12:17
All my Killa Kanz and Ork Dreads have started out with a base coat of chaos black, followed by a moderatly heavy drybrush of Tin Bitz, followed by a very light drybrusk of Boltgun Metal. I then go over it with a wash of one of the brown inks (usually Chestnut). Looks pretty good for my money... But there are a lot o good suggestions here. Why not try a few of them and see which you like the best and is the easiest for you to do?

05-05-2009, 17:31
If you are going with silver necrons (boooooring) I would suggest the easiest way to produce rust the way GW did for rusted Ogre weapons for FB Ogres.

Stipple Dark Flesh onto the silver of the figure then over the dark flesh stipple Vermin Brown and over that do a stipple of Fiery orange.

Go to here: http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156739 and look at the sword of the Nurgle DP I painted. That is the effect you will get without all the fuss of "weathering effects" and the like. Hope this helps.

05-05-2009, 19:10
For a very rusted effect, I've put the following to good use on my growing Blood Axe horde:

Paint the metal part (in your case, the whole damn thing) in Dark Flesh. The stipple Blazing Orange over the same area before applying a light drybrush of Blazing Orange to the raised areas. Then apply Boltgun Metal sporadically (to taste) to edges and raised areas. Highlight metal areas with Chainmail.

For a slightly more "battered rust" look, you can follow those simply steps with a ligh drybrush of Chainmail over the whole area.


05-05-2009, 19:30
You need that middle color (vermion brown) as dark flesh then blazing orange won't look right.