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Terrain Challenge – Shanty Town

Terrain Challenge – Shanty Town

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Rusted corrugated sheet

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As I said before I stole this from the scale model people. It’s not new but I have not seen it used much in wargaming I like the effect a lot and it adds so much into post apocalyptic terrain.

A few things before I start you can get rust effect paint and rust texture paint or even both. If you are only doing a small piece or looking for the best quality I suggest doing this for the rust. This is almost a quick and dirty version of something that can look even better!

I started by using the base brown I used on the entire building. I didn’t re-spray this as it was good enough for a base coat. I started by using the base brown I used on the entire building. I didn’t re-spray this as it was good enough for a base coat.
I airbrushed white spots I wanted this to be a bit brighter on these locations and the paints I use next are not fully opaque.I airbrushed white spots I wanted this to be a bit brighter on these locations and the paints I use next are not fully opaque.
I sprayed orange and yellow over everything again trying to be patchy and get a rusty looking colour.I sprayed orange and yellow over everything again trying to be patchy and get a rusty looking colour.
I then went in with brown and black wash. I airbrushed this on to finish the rust. This does not look very rusty just now but the colours are about right.I then went in with brown and black wash. I airbrushed this on to finish the rust. This does not look very rusty just now but the colours are about right.
I sprayed the cheapest possible hairspray onto everything and sprinkled with various salts (table, rock etc) and baking powder. Like on all steps I used a hair dryer to speed up the process.I sprayed the cheapest possible hairspray onto everything and sprinkled with various salts (table, rock etc) and baking powder. Like on all steps I used a hair dryer to speed up the process.
I then airbrushed white a very light coat to even up the colour on the next step.I then airbrushed white a very light coat to even up the colour on the next step.
A patchy coat of blue was next.A patchy coat of blue was next.
I went over the centre of the panels in a lighter blue.I went over the centre of the panels in a lighter blue.
I used a dry toothbrush to take off all the salt.I used a dry toothbrush to take off all the salt.
I then went in with a toothbrush and water to remove some more paint around the edge. More can be done to give a more worn effect. I then used a scrap of sponge to go in with a yellow ochre to make final highlights to some of the rust patches.I then went in with a toothbrush and water to remove some more paint around the edge. More can be done to give a more worn effect. I then used a scrap of sponge to go in with a yellow ochre to make final highlights to some of the rust patches.
The finished piece on the model. Great little effect. Glad I learned it and I hope this has been useful. The finished piece on the model. Great little effect. Glad I learned it and I hope this has been useful.

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dammitprawn
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Morning! Just watched the Hobby Hangout and decided to post here with some ideas?
I want to say awesome work dude! Lovely stuff! In answer to further possibilities? How about some road signs? Or car doors, or maybe a fridge/freezer?
Or just to challenge the hobby mind…how about mattresses? Not a traditional building material…but potentially good insulation?

dammitprawn
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Dammit!….now I can’t stop thinking about how to make 28mm mattresses!

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