First, anything I put it on turned completely rusty. . . even places I didn't want the rust,. like faces and cloth. It may be user error, but I didn't care for the lack of control I seemed to have when using it.
Second, and most importantly, i'm actually allergic to the stuff. I'd start breaking out in hives and my lips would swell everytime I used it. Even with gloves! We'll talk more about the allergy thing in a later post. . .
I did some research on the interwebs about different techniques for actually painting rust and then, like a moron, decided to strip and repaint my entire army two weeks before the Indy open using a new rust technique. (But it seemed like such a good idea at 3am last night after i'd been awake for 24 hours straight with a sick baby!)
This is the technique I was following. Kap's Plague marines look phenomenal!
The first set of Plague marines I tried it on worked out pretty well. Still needed some tweaking, but I was pleased with the results. Then of course the realization that I was never going to get everything painted in time if I didn't start cutting some corners set in. I needed to reduce the rusting part down to fewer steps. In the process, I seemed to have lost most of the depth in the rusted areas.
To make a long story short, the rust areas on my army are passable/workable, but i'm not a hundred percent satisfied with it. One of my buddies said he overheard someone at the Indy open commenting that my stuff looked like I'd "just painted half of everything brown.". I have to admit I somewhat agree. I believe the issues are much more apparent on the larger rust areas on these two. . .
So, would anyone like to offer up ideas on how I can tweak my rust without stripping everything down and repainting it all?