david f wrote:Looks superb, David!
What's in the little bottles labelled iron and acid?
(Is that a higher tech version of Tim G's suggestion of vinegar and iron filings?!)
I can also see that a lot of the skill is in the brush strokes.
Thank you, sir.
The 'skill' is derived from study and practice! As is the case with any Craft (never call it art!).
A knock-off kit of the Brodeen Disney NAUTILUS was produced by an outfit Called Total Immersion -- this was the first Brodeen based kit I worked -- the detail was amazing!
Scott Brodeen, and his associate for a time, Jim Key, are frig'n genius'. look this site over to see what I mean:
Anyway, back on topic:
The TI kit provided a bottle of iron filings suspended in a water-soluble paste. In the other vile was some Ferric Chloride acid -- apparently a repackaging of the 'rust' paint you'll see in an upcoming series of photos soon to be posted to this thread.
You slop on the paste, let it dry; brush on the acid, and let it sit overnight. Next day you have rust. You then play with additional acid applications using various tools, streaked and dabbed in certain ways to achieve the effects desired. Neat stuff!
I started my study and practice of weathering while doing effects miniature restoration and movie-TV work. Before that, my model work featured museum display quality finishes. Booorrrrrinnngggg!