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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 09:12 PM UTC
Charles King (Ti) shows us his simple method for giving armour that ''rusty'' look. Thanks Charles!

Vinnie

How to Rust modern armour plating



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 09:16 PM UTC
Hmmm... Very simple and effectivemethod...I think I can use this on something.... Bunker doors maube?


Goood article...never would have though of actually rusting it....
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 02:05 AM UTC
Dear Charles
Thanks for the article
very nice and usefull technic
i will check this also in the lab with stronger acid :-) :-) :-)


Chemistry rules
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 06:55 PM UTC
Brilliantly simple method that I've not seen before.
I'm a figure modeller, but will find a use for this somewhere, somehow.
Thanks for sharing.
Adrian Hopwood
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2006 - 09:25 PM UTC
The same Idea can be used to turn Steel wool into a Rust powder "pigment
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 07:55 AM UTC
WOW! Looks really good. I'll have to try that soon
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 08:13 AM UTC
interesting technique, IŽll try it

thanks Charles!

cheers
ti
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:29 AM UTC
No problem. Glad it can be of some use to someone.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 02:19 AM UTC
charles I've seen your technique posted around and I must say the more I see it the more I want to try it! Great job bro!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 02:24 AM UTC
Question : what is the best supply for metal plates?
Any chance I can recycle something from the house?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 03:31 AM UTC

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Question : what is the best supply for metal plates?
Any chance I can recycle something from the house?



Well, if it is the right thickness and not rust protected than I think it should work. It's really the thickness that you have to find. Anything thicker than 0.3 will be a little difficult to cut to the desired pattern. I say check out the hardware store, they should have a good supply.