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Old 08-12-2019, 11:32 AM   #1
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Trying to add some scale realism.

Picked up a Yeah Racing chain that has perfectly cherry red hooks and shiny chain links. Any tips for rapid rusting a chain?
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:35 AM   #2
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vinegar, tabasco sauce, salt water--any will do
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Old 08-12-2019, 12:56 PM   #3
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White vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and salt. It will rust literally anything so be careful when using it. Rinse when done and clear coat once dry. Patinas copper as well.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:00 PM   #4
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You can also find rust paints, its basically iron in the paint with an activator. This stuff works extremely fast https://www.amazon.com/s?k=rust+fini...l_51eepizxj7_b
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Old 08-12-2019, 11:28 PM   #5
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I had the same Yeah Racing chain and hook. Way to shiny
I did some scratching (rocks and sanding paper) and weathered them with paint (dark brown, matte black and red primer):

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Btw, the chassis of the Mog is also painted matte black and a light uneven coat of red primer.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:18 AM   #6
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Vinegar works wonders for fast rusting.
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