Added some more pictures.
RIG In progress
Originally Posted by fev
may i ask what kinds of paints you're using to do the weathering effects on the usted armor plates? They look blazingly convincing!
I've actually never done anything like this before so I just made things up as I went along, I'm REALLY happy with how it all turned out.
I use 4 spray paints. A "Hammered Texture" Silver Metallic, Hammered Dark Grey Metallic, and a "Super Flat" (extra lack of shine or gloss) Brown and green. Layered Silver first, then mist areas of the dark grey in short bursts. Gives it a really spotty look. Then a lot of random misting with the brown and green. Sometimes I'll spray a lot on, and immediately wipe over it.
The rust is a different story. It's actually REAL rust. I went to a craft store and bought some "Iron paint" and some rusting solution. They're sold together, I forgot the brand they aren't hard to find. Basically the paint contains powered iron, so when you brush the solution over the paint the iron actually rusts.