Not sure I like it?
I was bored out of my chair today. It has been really warm and humid so I have just sort of flopped round.
I figured I would mess around with my $8.00 girders. I cut them free, filed, sanded and glued them all up. Primed and applied just enough color to sort of cover it. I used a rust/red primer to see if I could sort get the rusted through effect. This is with just a rattle can and not an air brush.
I still have to put more rusted effects on, dull cote,chalks, layers and more layers, but trying to decide if I like it. I may have to wait until I get finished with it to decide.
Originally Posted by blvdbuzzard
Can you take another pic? It seems to have glare on the girders. Have you considered just applying very thin coats of paint with a brush first then layers of chalk?
You'd be surprised by the outcome.
Here is an example of a car painted by brush in thin coats of paint and weathered slightly by chalk.
DOH. Forgot to say I misted it with silver spray paint. I am trying to get a rusted through look. There is a bridge I have driven past for 30 plus years and it is an old and rusted. It was at one time silver but has been weather beaten and that is the look I am after.
As I look at the picture again, the glare is the silver color.
I have to dig out my rust colors and chalks and see if I add a few more layers, what happens.
Well I was able to get about 10 minutes with my box of chalk, small brush and a can of Testors dull coat. I think it looks a little better. I still need more chalk and some lighter dusty colors to fade the over all effect.
Here are a before and after chalk.