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Awesome!

For rust I recommend the Vallejo Special Effect sets.

Comes with chipping medium.

 

Paint original color, paint rust, apply chipping medium.

When all is dry, use a wet toothbrush and chip away.

Gives awesome rust effects.

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I'mma give that a shot. Currently, I've been using the Army Painter rust effect, sometimes combined with GW Typhus Corrosion as a base, but I haven't tried chipping yet. Know of a good source for those in the U.S.?

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Thank you all for the kind words and rust recommendations! 

On 11/25/2019 at 9:10 AM, Iridil said:

Very convincing sculpt! And the container is wonderful - love me some terrain!

It's a great container, and opens to hold dice or minis. As for Mugsy there, you can just hear the voice, can't you?! :lol:

16 hours ago, Jellyranger69 said:

Great work! Makes me wanna break out my old Goon comics.

Absolutely a strong inspiration. Good eye. The Goon is a lot more competent than this palooka, but they have similar skillsets (crime, punching, getting punched).

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On 11/25/2019 at 8:13 PM, BrokenWolf668 said:

I'mma give that a shot. Currently, I've been using the Army Painter rust effect, sometimes combined with GW Typhus Corrosion as a base, but I haven't tried chipping yet. Know of a good source for those in the U.S.?

 

I'm Dutch so I buy it in The Netherlands or Germany.

Mine is from Vallejo, but there may be others who sell chipping medium

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8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

I'm Dutch so I buy it in The Netherlands or Germany.

Mine is from Vallejo, but there may be others who sell chipping medium

Ok, I'll see what I can dig up.

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On 11/27/2019 at 2:25 AM, Rigel said:

Absolutely a strong inspiration. Good eye. The Goon is a lot more competent than this palooka, but they have similar skillsets (crime, punching, getting punched).

Off topic, but I cannot recommend Eric Powell’s “Hillbilly” enough. Stunning and I mean STUNNING art and incredible writing. 

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On 11/28/2019 at 10:41 AM, Jellyranger69 said:

Off topic, but I cannot recommend Eric Powell’s “Hillbilly” enough. Stunning and I mean STUNNING art and incredible writing. 

Ooo! I'll have to look into it...getting a gritty Silver John/Harrow County vibe. And I'm great fans of both of those, so this is an easy sell.

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