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Populating the Damocles Sector or Creating a System Agnostic Science Fiction Miniatures Collection

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Trying Salt to Rust a Chemical Tank.

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I picked up this model at a game convention years ago and knew it would be my test piece when I watched @avernos Gerry Can on using salt to simulate rust.  I figured it might help mask or distract from the construction lines from the 3D print.

Primed in white then painted in a terracotta color.  Will be sloppier next time to further variegate the colorPrimed in white then painted in a terracotta color. Will be sloppier next time to further variegate the color
I brushed on water to select areas and poured salt over them.  Then I sprayed them with Army Painter Wolf Grey.I brushed on water to select areas and poured salt over them. Then I sprayed them with Army Painter Wolf Grey.
The salt makes a great texture on its own.The salt makes a great texture on its own.
After the paint dried I rubbed most of the salt off.After the paint dried I rubbed most of the salt off.
Not entirely happy with the color of the rust I added more layers of orange.Not entirely happy with the color of the rust I added more layers of orange.
Trying Salt to Rust a Chemical Tank.
I then used Secret Weapon Armor Wash to add grime and streaks.I then used Secret Weapon Armor Wash to add grime and streaks.
Trying Salt to Rust a Chemical Tank.
After some Aggrax Eathshade and selected highlights the chemical tank is finished.After some Aggrax Eathshade and selected highlights the chemical tank is finished.
It is a simple but effective technique I will be using a lot more in future.  @avernos Thanks, GerryCan!It is a simple but effective technique I will be using a lot more in future. @avernos Thanks, GerryCan!
I like how the remaining salt under the primer looks like rust is building up under the paint.I like how the remaining salt under the primer looks like rust is building up under the paint.

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