Rust time with paint and hairspray!
I finally get to the part of the mod that I wanted to do the most, creating the rust effect. I know that some can make it by being a master of the airbrush – which I am not- or using stuff from the local craft store. I looked into that but was not really up on the way it looked. So off to Google and found what I wanted.
Those that make the scaled military models know a thing or two about creating realistic damage and rust. The only problem I could see for me was that I needed to do it on a much bigger scale than a 8 inch model, but I going to give it a try anyways. Part of the beauty is that you don’t have to be perfect.
Here is what I did. You start off with a base coat of a dark brown, then spray a lighter brown in a different spotty directions and lastly a more “rust” color brown done the same way. The whole idea here is to create random layers of brown so when the rust effect is done it looks natural and real.
Yes it can be done on plastic and here is the front bezel.
The side panel done
The inside and outside of the frame.
The whole case pretty much done.