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tom mann

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My Micro Dot technique
« on: May 10, 2007, 10:20:16 PM »
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I've been working hard to come up with small random rust patterns that are caused by bubbling paint.  These are my results so far.  I'll document my technique - I'm calling it the micro-dot technique so far - but would like to get your thoughts on it first.  Thanks.

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Re: My Micro Dot technique
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 10:53:35 PM »
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Tom

I think it holds great promise. The effect is extremely realistic, especially considering our scale.
Will the technique lends itself to multiple colors, in the examples shown the rust seem to be a mono color.


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Re: My Micro Dot technique
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 10:56:22 PM »
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Now you just need a fine tipped paint marker of that color. Maybe your own brand of weathering devices?

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Re: My Micro Dot technique
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 06:51:36 AM »
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Now you just need a fine tipped paint marker of that color. Maybe your own brand of weathering devices?

I dont think that would be random enough ...

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Re: My Micro Dot technique
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007, 07:10:38 AM »
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Tom

I think it holds great promise. The effect is extremely realistic, especially considering our scale.
Will the technique lends itself to multiple colors, in the examples shown the rust seem to be a mono color.


Thanks

-pfs (paul)

There are a few colors layered in there: rust, burnt umber, and ivory black.  But it is hard to tell.

I have a few more to do in this technique, including a more subtle version.  I'll concentrate on more color variation.  Thanks.

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Re: My Micro Dot technique
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 04:30:47 PM »
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Tom-

There's some life missing from the rust bubbles.  The real life shots almost have a shiny blue color to portions of the rust bubbles, probably from some reflection of the sky, or maybe the blue comes from the steel itself.  Either way, there should be some reflection and POP in those rust bubbles, addding to the mottled look. 
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Re: My Micro Dot technique
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 05:19:15 PM »
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They kindof look like they went off-roading through a mud puddle.  :o

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Re: My Micro Dot technique
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007, 06:46:07 PM »
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Tom-

There's some life missing from the rust bubbles.  The real life shots almost have a shiny blue color to portions of the rust bubbles, probably from some reflection of the sky, or maybe the blue comes from the steel itself.  Either way, there should be some reflection and POP in those rust bubbles, addding to the mottled look. 

I will do that and photograph it if you can tell me how. ;D

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Re: My Micro Dot technique
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 11:06:53 PM »
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They kindof look like they went off-roading through a mud puddle.  :o
It's a great effect tho.  Seems that the trick is to avoid overusing it, and you won't have to worry about the 'mud puddle' look.  The roof of the Galveston boxcar looks really good.

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Re: My Micro Dot technique
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2007, 04:52:55 PM »
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I really like the effect on the sides, but the roof just doesn't seem right for some reason.  I've been looking for some good overhead shots and they are hard to come by.  But these seemed fitting:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=479781

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=534684


That is what I think of instead of a random spotting of rust on the roofs.  I'm sure there are photos that would speak more to what you've done however.



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