Almost one year ago I've started to collect my SM army. I've an idea to have army on Drop Pods instead of Rhinos. The most important thing was that I wanted to have a 'real' looking pods, which wasn't an easy thing because of the lack of drop pods in real life. There was only one pod in SM Codex (white Scars), which looked quite nice, but I've got an idea to push weathering and battle damage to the next level. With brush and paints I've started to develop my pods. In this tutorial I'll only write about 'rusty gold' because many people ask me how have I done it.
Chaos Black (Spray)
Citadel Large Brush
Citadel Drybrush Medium
All products came from GW range. Of course you could paint it with Vallejo etc. It's up to you.
In one of the GW books there was introduction to the stipping method and looking at my effect I must admit that it's the same method. I've prepared this tutorial while painting my Razorbacks, but the method could be adapted to any model. Especially for tanks and pods.
After the basecoating with Chaos Black spray I've mix Shining Gold and Scorched Brown 1:1 and cover the whole area. Large Brush was used. Next step is to give two coats of Devlan Mud wash on the entire area. On the bottom of the elements and in all recesses you can also put some Badab Black wash.
When you got almost dry brush start to stipple paint on the element. Leave some space of the clear area to achieve good looking finished effect.
Next step is a mix of Shining Gold with Mithril Silver 3:1. Follow the same steps written before. One important difference is to begin painting with new mix at the half of the previously painted element and follow in the upper section.
If you like the effect you can stop here, but if you would like to give more contrast you can stipple pure Mithril Silver.
And that's it.
In some of the cases it's good to add stains. They look pretty cool on the model. Look for recesses and bolts and vertically paint stains. Below you will find effect of my work while I was painting Land Raider Crusader.
To achieve this effect I've used following washes (in order of painting). All came from GW range.
That's all from me. Thank you for reading and sorry for my bad english. I hope that this tutorial will help people to achieve similar or better 'rusty' effect.
Additionally you can look at blog: www.thebrushbrothers.eu to see more of my and my buddies works.