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Phoenix precision paints do rust. There's another comp, but I can't remember them just now.
 

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The problem with rust straight out of the tin is it never looks like rust. Rust is a different colour depending on what on and what it's caused by. Rust on rails and rail castings tends to be dark and brown in colour. Rust on a corrigated shed roof tends to be lighter and more towards the red end of the scale...
 

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There is a product available which is a two part item, one is a chemical compound and the other is iron filings. Brush it on, leave it alone and hey presto instant real rust. Unfortunately I can't remember what it's called as it's in my St. Lauren repair kit which is kept with St. Lauren. Next time I'm there I'll have a look.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 10 Dec 2007, 17:07) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There is a product available which is a two part item, one is a chemical compound and the other is iron filings. Brush it on, leave it alone and hey presto instant real rust. Unfortunately I can't remember what it's called as it's in my St. Lauren repair kit which is kept with St. Lauren. Next time I'm there I'll have a look.

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It's called Scenic Rust - see www.deluxematerials.com
 

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Cheers mate

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MIG productions weathering powders are superb for creating rust and many other effects (sooting etc) and can make your layout come alive, brushing on the powders one over the other they blend in naturally, a light airbrush dusting will fix the powders.
Try F+F models in the U.K. in your search engine, and look at the range available.
Used these many a time on military models and they always produce top class results.

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Of course... a skinflint method is to use talc powder sprinkled onto wet paint?

or.......pop down to a local engineers and beg some sweepings.....?

or..leave a bit of thin steeel outside in the wet for a year or two, harvesting the rust, grinding to a powder before use?
 

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QUOTE (alastairq @ 27 Dec 2007, 16:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Of course... a skinflint method is to use talc powder sprinkled onto wet paint?
or.......pop down to a local engineers and beg some sweepings.....?

or..leave a bit of thin steeel outside in the wet for a year or two, harvesting the rust, grinding to a powder before use?

Yes i agree leaving thin steel outside can produce good result if your patient, but most of us require something more instant, i have waited for moss to grow under a shady spot in the garden in the same way and then dried it out for scenic affect, if you use this dont forget to get a supply before the winter sets in.

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I got some scenic rust from Deluxe Materials, excellent service and a good product range. I think before I tackle another loco I must do some tests, because I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the product, but my result wasn't impressive. perhaps I should reread the instructions !
 

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back when I used to be a subscriber to NGSL gazette...[got sick of D&RG articles.....like there weren't any OTHER railways in the world?].......one technique I read about, to represent RUSTED metal sheets was to use etchant on metal foil?

whilst this isn't actually 'rust' as such, I did try it years ago, and achieved a realistic 'lacy' effect on foil corrugated roofing....touch of paint [not pink] and off we went.
 

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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 28 Dec 2007, 08:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I must do some tests, because I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the product, but my result wasn't impressive. perhaps I should reread the instructions !

MMaD - what was the problem you encountered? I may be able to advise.

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Whoops - managed to double post - sorry.
 
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