Turns out he was already thinking along the same lines and a couple of months later this shows up in a package on my doorstep:
THANK YOU to AK Interactive for sending me this cool product and thankyou to Mig for genuinely listening to a customer/modeller half a world away! So Cool.
Also in the package was the first issue of WEATHERING magazine. This is a new publication that I may be preparing some future contributions to (sweet opportunity!) which is going to be published 4 times a year. It is all about weathering models and each issue deals with a single subject. The first issue is Rust. It approaches rusting from several directions, displays a variety of products (AK interactive is certainly a pressence in their mag but they are really openly showing and promoting other companies products as well!), and really details a great variety of styles. It includes Historical/AFV, SciFi (the Maschinen krieger piece in here is AWESOME), aircraft and auto models. The magazine full of beautiful photos and is printed on extremely high grade paper and should hold up to the use it is likely to receive on your workbench!
One example of what you can find in here is a great side by side comparison of several rust paints/products from a variety of companies (including the kind of paint that you add a mild acid to to create actual rust on surfaces) which gives some well informed descriptions of the finishes and their potential uses.
Great stuff for the beginner through to the master painter - WELL worth the price (and likely a subscription for me!)
|Apparently it is cold enough to require a jacket but not cold enough to require pants...|
(PS THIS ANIME BASED GAME GAME BY SODA POP MINIATURES IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN A KICKSTARTER AND ACTUALLY LOOKS PRETTY COOL OVERALL)