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Drackonis
08-09-2007, 02:58 PM
I was just checking out the tutorials on B&CS when I came across this one on salt dipping, and after checking out the results I've gotta say it looks great! Bending joints without the need for cutting or GSing, of course, it wouldn't work for everything, but its quite affective, so check it out:

Salt Dipping (http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.php?autocom=ineo&showarticle=145)

Skarfang
08-09-2007, 03:03 PM
Aah! Should have done that myself with my injured marine! could have got a much better pose out of it! :pinch:

Good find Drackonis - i\'ll be trying this in the future! :)

Drackonis
08-09-2007, 04:03 PM
Same here! It mentions that doing it damages the pan... Maybe putting water in there too would fix that? Or possibly using a microwave to heat the salt up...

But, it looks incredibly useful.

Arctophylax Faren
09-09-2007, 02:53 AM
Now this is interesting! Good find indeed!

Ziggy Tempest
09-09-2007, 04:08 AM
me and salt don\'t agree...

Captain Castus
03-04-2009, 08:54 AM
A very good article on how to salt dip in BoLS:

TUTORIAL: Salt, a Modeler's Best Friend? (http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2009/04/tutorial-salt-modelers-best-friend.html)

Only for the brave I'd say! :D

CC

LAZtheinfamous
03-04-2009, 12:04 PM
I recently tried it, but I found that boiling water and a pair of pliers works equally as well.

darknight
03-04-2009, 12:29 PM
i use a rock salt, spray the mini the colour you want the rust, when dry brush with water and drop the salt on where you want it. let it dry overnight, next day spray/paint your mini, then knock off the salt, it should leave a good damaged area around the paint you just put on as well

Captain Castus
03-04-2009, 12:48 PM
i use a rock salt, spray the mini the colour you want the rust, when dry brush with water and drop the salt on where you want it. let it dry overnight, next day spray/paint your mini, then knock off the salt, it should leave a good damaged area around the paint you just put on as well

Yeah... There's a similar method in the FW Masterclass book to 'distress' paint... I think they use sand rather than salt though...

CC

darknight
03-04-2009, 12:52 PM
ah i hadnt seen that, salt, hmm i suppose if its sticks itl do the same job, but maybe not a messy as the salt way

Captain Castus
03-04-2009, 12:53 PM
They made it stick with hairspray which brushes off afterwards...

CC

darknight
03-04-2009, 01:05 PM
on the forge world site you say, il take a look, mind you im quite happy with my painted damage, but ill give it a go next time, ha if i can steal the hairspray lol.

Captain Castus
03-04-2009, 01:12 PM
on the forge world site you say.

Nope... It's in their Masterclass book... The expensive one! I'll look up exactly what they did and PM you if you're interested...

CC

darknight
03-04-2009, 01:18 PM
cheers mate

TheGreatGreyMoose
03-04-2009, 11:31 PM
oooh can i get a bit of the hairspraay action too CC???