Painting and applying the finishing touches to a project is usually my very favorite part of the process and this mini Mad Max inspired R/C car I've been working on is no exception. There's something incredibly satisfying about the storytelling you can imbue into your creation with the right amount of color, texture, and grime on a build like this.
Something that just about every post apocalyptic vehicle has in common is rust. There's no getting around the kind of oxidation a metal car is going to endure when traversing a post apocalyptic wasteland. So, after priming all my pieces with a rattle can spray primer, I airbrushed on a nice, burnt sienna rust layer. This was a thinned down, pre mixed acrylic paint. Nothing fancy here!
Some of the other parts of the car weren't going to be all rusty, so they were base coated with other airbrushed colors. The jerry cans, for example, would be made of a plastic, so they were painted red. Any of the parts that would be chrome were done with a rattle can of sprayed, black lacquer.