Monday, September 07, 2015

Painting rusty Orc armour

 I saw this trick while watching some other painters on You tube and thought it would be perfect for these Orcs. it is very simple to do and the results are great.
 When the armour has been dry brushed and washed with a red brown, simply dab on some 'metal' coloured paint with a sponge. Like dry brushing make sure the sponge is not over loaded with paint and the effect is great for rusting metal. I might try the same technique for adding mud etc.

 I had never tried this before and was pleased with the results, you're never too old to learn new tricks and watching You Tube for tips has become a pass time for me.

2 comments:

tim said...

I wish I'd seen this earlier today! I just finished some skeletons and tried to make their swords look rusty - but they mostly ended up looking like crap... I may have to do them over with this little technique! Thanks!

Leif Eriksson said...

That's some really nice effect there! I've used the sponge technique for adding chipping on tanks, with a dark grey on green or sand. I never thought about using it with metal paint on figures.