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PostPosted: November 14th, 2009, 2:01 pm 
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I decided to weather my pack to look like it's been in service since 1984. Plenty of scrapes, scuff marks, and battle scars. I added some rust and corrosion to mine in key places. Here's how I did it.

I started with some craft sand and a glue stick from Wal-mart...

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...and some model paints, thinner, and brushes. The brownish paint is actually labeled "rust".

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Then I took a fairly shiny piece of metal...

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...and applied some rust paint to places that might naturally recieve oxidation. Don't apply very much here. I decided to use only the rust paint in this tutorial.

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Then I dipped another brush in the thinner and thinned out the rust paint to make it look more runny.

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Like this.

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Then, I applied a generous sprinkling of the craft sand...

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...and tapped of the excess.

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I then applied a streak of the glue stick. It's works better on rounded edges and corners.

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After sprinkling some more sand...

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...and tapping off the excess, not bad so far.

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I touched it up with some more light dabs of thinner to blend everything together.

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After a few minutes of drying, you've got instant rust/corrosion.

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Here's how applied this same method to certain parts of my pack.

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That's it. The whole process doesn't take very long to apply and the more you do it the better you get at it. I hope this helps!

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PostPosted: November 14th, 2009, 2:07 pm 
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Very good tutorial!

Not sure I want a rusty pack, but good for other applications as well.

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PostPosted: November 14th, 2009, 2:14 pm 
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Thanks for posting this,I have some Halo weapons and armor I'm gonna try this on.

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PostPosted: November 14th, 2009, 2:21 pm 
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very helpful. i can see having a bit of rust here and there on a pack, instead of just silver knicks and weathering.

i havent weathered a pack yet, but if i did its something id keep to a minimum though. there's natural weathering and then there's going over board. id throw in, that if you were to have any silver weathering, even though this is a rust weathering topic, to actually take your pack and bump into things. where you can tell where you hit, paint that boo boo silver. that way it looks natural wear and tear.

anoither thing i rarely see ever weathered is a bumper. so i like that you had rust on your bumperspring


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PostPosted: November 16th, 2009, 4:34 pm 
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Ooh, that is lovely rust. I'm keeping this in mind for any future Silent Hill-inspired art or crafty things.

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PostPosted: November 21st, 2009, 11:01 am 
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That is ingenious. That pack tells a story now. You are a Gozerian veteran aren't you? Not like these wussy ghosts that people are dealing with nowadays :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: November 26th, 2009, 11:58 am 
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God this just brings me back to the age old question. What do I want more? I pack that looks more new? Or an aged pack that has seen some action. ARG!

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PostPosted: February 8th, 2010, 1:49 pm 
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Damn...I might be rusting my pack up soon..

I have been applying water to my exposed bolts for weeks now getting the natural effect but this might be more fun

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PostPosted: March 17th, 2010, 6:18 pm 
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likeing this , tut , rather awsome


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PostPosted: April 13th, 2010, 7:27 pm 
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Very good tutorial. I'm going to apply this technique to my pack soon. Got tired of dusting it with cinnamon every time theres a big event.

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PostPosted: December 20th, 2010, 11:19 am 
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If you guys want to go all out, I suggest finding a piece of scrap iron (around any shop, salvage yard, etc) that is already rusty.

Then just use some course grit sandpaper and collect the sanding shavings on a piece of construction paper, etc and glue it on using the above steps instead of the craft sand.


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PostPosted: January 12th, 2011, 12:05 am 
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So I picked up my rust paint and sanded the main support beam of my house for some excess rust, can't wait to see the end result


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PostPosted: January 17th, 2011, 1:16 am 
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damn, that looks great

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