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So I found two primed minis I had misplaced, the Iron Cobra Talespinner had sent me along with the wyvern and a clearance monk like mini I had bought at my FLGS. This is going to be a WIP for the cobra =3
 
Question is....should I try out my new rust skills and make a rusty cobra? It's tempting...but he is rather small, i might not be able to get the full effect on him. So shiny might be the way to go. Opinions?  ^_^
 
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Rust is easy, use a stippling brush, and some umber brown paint (I use a raw brown umber), followed by some dark red paint (I use naphthol red artist acrylic), then a light stippling of the brightest orange you have (I use pumpkin orange craft paint). Water the paint very slightly, not too runny, depending on thickness. My paints are pretty high quality so I only need 1 coat but you may need to do 2 of each if you use gw, reaper or especially vallejo. Focus the rust in crevases and around bolts. Best thing about painting rust is you can be messy. Then you can sharpen metal areas where the plates rub together with a shiny bright metal paint.

 

Quoted from somewhere- ''Stippling is a method of painting where you load the brush with paint and then apply it to the model in gentle 'stabbing' motions. This creates a light, dusty, effect on the figure perfect for rust and weathering."

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Rust is easy, use a stippling brush, and some umber brown paint (I use a raw brown umber), followed by some dark red paint (I use naphthol red artist acrylic), then a light stippling of the brightest orange you have (I use pumpkin orange craft paint). Water the paint very slightly, not too runny, depending on thickness. My paints are pretty high quality so I only need 1 coat but you may need to do 2 of each if you use gw, reaper or especially vallejo. Focus the rust in crevases and around bolts. Best thing about painting rust is you can be messy. Then you can sharpen metal areas where the plates rub together with a shiny bright metal paint.

 

Quoted from somewhere- ''Stippling is a method of painting where you load the brush with paint and then apply it to the model in gentle 'stabbing' motions. This creates a light, dusty, effect on the figure perfect for rust and weathering."

 

XD Oh i'm good at stippling. I use it quite a bit [used it heavily on my Kaladrax]. My method of painting rust works better on large areas than on small ones like the cobra, so I wasn't sure about painting him rusty, though stippling would actually work. Hadn't thought about it

 

i'm leaning towards shiny with maybe some rusty bits here and there

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Rusty Cobra sounds......... dirty.  I like shy knee co-bra

 

Of course Rusty Cobras are dirty, how do you think they got all rusty?  :rock:

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