The weathering is pretty easy in its basic technique. I mist a base coat of gunmetal and red-brown sprays one over another to make a basecoat that looks more like oxidized steel. When that's dry, I sprinkle a little finely filtered dirt onto the areas where I think rust might develop, then soak it with acrylic washes of rust red-brown and blue-black. The washes also gather in the cracks and corners, adding depth. When it's dry, I seal it with some flat clear lacquer, then "mask" the rustiest and "high wear" areas with dabs of rubber cement. If you want small chips, moistened salt works pretty well. With the masking done, a light color coat of "paint" is shot over the top of everything, and when it's dry, the paint is removed from the "masked" areas by dabbing with the sticky side of masking tape. The top coat can also be scratched off here and there.
After that, it's just a matter of reapplying the acrylic washes where you want more depth and/or rust stains. This method gives a realistic appearance because the "rust" bubbles up from under the peeling topcoat of paint, and isn't sitting on top of it like many airbrushed or other effects that are applied after the color coat.
blown240: Kingsnova: I have a couple of those hubs.... Ill sell you a hub or parts or whatever. Send me a PM
May 30, 2018 12:32:08 GMT -5
kingsnova: Hello all, I just bought a used 26" Mongoose Beast fat tire at a garage sale $140.00. Good deal till the rear bearings were loose and broke the axle. Anyone know how I can get parts to fix it?
May 28, 2018 15:55:56 GMT -5
blown240: IM selling my boys Fatbike it anyone is interested....
Mar 30, 2018 14:48:19 GMT -5