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Rusting, Chipping and Weathering
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 04:25 AM UTC
Todd Michalak walks us through the Rusting, Chipping and Weathering process in this excellent step-by-step article. Although the base model is not an AFV, the techniques shown can be used for a variety of subjects. Well worth a read...and a re-read!

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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 04:55 AM UTC
Amazing. One of the best weathering articles published on Armorama in a while... very descriptive and the pictures look professional. Todd, well done and thanks for such a great article. Hope to see more of your features here.

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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 05:20 AM UTC
Hi Todd,
Great article! Your step-by-step photos explain it very well and I'm sure they're a great help for modelers. Thanks for your time and effort for sharing!

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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 05:47 AM UTC
Nice work on the article T.

Just me or is anyone else having probs seeing the images. I don't see anything ??
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 06:03 AM UTC

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Just me or is anyone else having probs seeing the images. I don't see anything ??



I hope its just you Rob, nothing personal ya know

I logged off and they still show up, so good there. And tried 3 different browsers.

Anybody else have an issue please let me know...this article is too good to miss and the photos are a key part.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 06:28 AM UTC
Great article which is easy to follow.

I am not having any issues with the pictures.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 08:38 AM UTC
Thank you all for the kind words! I was a pleasure to make this and a pleasure to provide the Network with it!

Rob, I hope you got the "seeing the pics" all set bud??

James thanks for getting this up for me!!

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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 09:36 AM UTC
Excellent article, learned a lot for myself and I will try it when I do my work. Thank you Todd.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:17 AM UTC
Thank you very much Olegas!!! You are most welcome! Looking forward to see you have at it!!
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 04:03 PM UTC
Hey T.

Great to see the rusty truck SBS here. Just amazing work man. Ill do a rusty some day when i grow up...LOL

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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 08:44 PM UTC
Todd... Instant shortcut to my desktop Jeff T.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 08:48 PM UTC
Outstanding Todd!! Thanks for taking the time to put this together and share it with us

I had no issues with the photos.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 09:36 PM UTC
Very inspiring!
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 10:21 PM UTC
Hi Ya Gary!! Glad to have you by!! Thank you Sir!! It is most appreciated!! LOL!!!! "When I grow up"
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 - 11:55 PM UTC
Great article, for a newbie like myself this was easy to understand. I am going to try some chipping on my Jagdtiger that i am currently building. Thanks Todd for this superb guide.

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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 02:39 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff!! Nice plac e for the shortcut !!

Jeremy, your welcome and thanks for having a peek!!

Much appreciated Guido...Thanks!!

Gary, I am happy to see you give it a shot!! Once you do though....your hooked!! Let me know if you have any questions, I might have the answer, if not, I will get em!!
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 03:44 AM UTC
A most excellent and very informative article, Tood!

Quick question. Can you tell me what primer you used? I don't see it mentioned in the article so I'm curious. It looks really smooth.

Thanks for sharing,

Rob
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 04:53 AM UTC
Fantastic SBS- clear, concise and informative- everything you want in an article like that. Nice work Todd.
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Hi Rob! Thanks for the kind words!!! As for the primer....this time I had used Alclad's Grey Primer/Micro Filler. I love the stuff but the lacquer I could do without. Great question, because a number of time when using a good dark rust base, often i will shoot something like the Tamiya Dark Brown on everything and the hightlight from there. Once sealed it seams to work really well, otherwise i will shoot Vallejo's Grey Primer 1st!!

Thank you very much Karl, it is most appreciated!
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 07:38 AM UTC
Todd, you tutorial is simply awesome!

Your explanations, your pictures and the completed model - better than anything else that I have read in magazines and books.

If I hadn't finished my current rust-job directly before reading you tutorial, I would have tried it right away.

Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge with us!

cheers
Thomas
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 08:20 AM UTC
Your welcome Thomas!! ...and thank you for stopping by!!
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 11:25 AM UTC

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Hi Rob! Thanks for the kind words!!! As for the primer....this time I had used Alclad's Grey Primer/Micro Filler. I love the stuff but the lacquer I could do without. Great question, because a number of time when using a good dark rust base, often i will shoot something like the Tamiya Dark Brown on everything and the hightlight from there. Once sealed it seams to work really well, otherwise i will shoot Vallejo's Grey Primer 1st!!




Thanks for the feedback, Tood! Yeah, I can't do Lacquer due to the fumes and the wife being allergic to it so I've started using Vallejo's grey primer as well. I just liked how the primer came out in your picture.

Rob
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 11:34 AM UTC
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 11:43 AM UTC
It's awesome ! Thank you for this guide !
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 12:24 PM UTC
Excellent tutorial, Todd. i appreciate the work you put into this and the information I got out of this.