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First salt scrub done... Still some more work to go with some water and more scrubbing. Really happy with the effect on the interior walls, though
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Scrub it good...


   
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Coming along...

Not happy with the graffiti patches, so will probably cover over at least one of them with something else.

Still need to drybrush the base, and do a little more detail work.
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Burn...

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Other side...


   
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Looking awesome

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I am continually impressed by your skills!

The wrecked building looks amazing. You're going to have an amazing table when it's all finished!

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Your table will be wicked when it is done. How exciting.

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These buildings (and garden) are looking rather excellent.

   
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Wow. Those are really awesome.

Really interesting thread, thanks for sharing.

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Main street coming together
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Down the road...


   
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Floor-ahhh-dahhh!

Where can i learn about this 'salt scrubbing' technique?

Buildings look stellar.

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 warriorpriest wrote:
Where can i learn about this 'salt scrubbing' technique?

Buildings look stellar.


I think the general idea is:

1. Paint the item, or area, in rust or other "under" color.
2. Hairspray, or other lightly sticky spray, the thing.
3. Sprinkle some rough salt (like Kosher salt) on it, which sticks to the piece.
4. Paint the item the final color.
5. After it dries, brush the stuck on salt off with a brush. As it comes off, it reveals the rust/under color underneath the main color.
   
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Sorry, I had intended to post up a quick how-to using the next building I'm working on, but then got side-tracked with the lead-up to Christmas and all.

But zigguratt's break-down is the general gist of it. The size and amount of the salt you use obviously has an impact on the overall effect, so a little expirmentation can be handy to find the exact effect you're looking for.

You can also do multiple layers of salt weathering with different colours to provide more interesting paint weathering or rust effects.

   
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Thank you both. I will have to give it a try.

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Interesting stuff, re the salt/hairspray. It's not a technique I've tried, but I think I should.

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Could you apply hairspray to a stick or qtip of some kind, and rub it into battle damage or a gash, instead of spraying it if you wanted to have that weathering in only a certain area on a large model?

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The salt determines where the weathering winds up.

So if there is an area where you don't want weathering, just don't put salt on it

More salt results in heavier chipping.

   
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Is there anywhere that shows a step by step tutorial on how this works? I get the steps and everything. Just would love to see a piece from start to finish.

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There are various tutorials online, if you google 'salt weathering'... Or just watch this space. Still planning on putting one up, but may take a week or two to get there as I have a few other things going on just now.

   
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 insaniak wrote:
There are various tutorials online, if you google 'salt weathering'... Or just watch this space. Still planning on putting one up, but may take a week or two to get there as I have a few other things going on just now.


Oh I will be watching. Never hurts to learn something new.

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I'm currently building a little diorama over in my P&M Blog, but since the terrain sprue components feature quite prominently, I figured it was worth adding in here as well... Still quite WIP:






   
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Great, idea - the amount of imagination you can apply to things is mindboggling

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Time for some storage tray buildings...
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Stacks on...


   
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I wanted to make one of them a ruin, so hacked the top off one of them, using a soldering iron as a hot knife.

I wouldn't recommend this... But if you do feel inclined to replicate it, do it somewhere well ventilated, and count your fingers before and afterwards...

Alternately, just use a hacksaw instead..
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Blew me top, right?

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There's a little tab on the back, used for locking the trays onto slotted shelving, which gets in the way. So these were removed with a razor saw...
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Flaps away!


   
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Next up, front walls...

Made myself a card template that fits in where I want the front wall...
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Don't wall me in.


   
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Then cut a bunch of duplicates, with holes added for the doors.

The door hole isn't on the template, as the fronts will have various different configurations as I make more of these. The prototype had the double wide door instead.
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It's the doors, man...


   
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Then it's just down to slapping bits on, pretty much.

Went for minimal hole cutting for these, for convenience and speed. Only the trapezoid windows are cut into the trays... Something I remembered after doing the first two should have been done before I glued the front walls in place...

Ruin is pretty much done here. The one beside it is nearly finished... Just needs the buttressing on the front.

More to come.
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Coming along...

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Anyone seen my roof?


   
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Floor-ahhh-dahhh!

Epic!!

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Fab work as always

   
 
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