Friday, September 25, 2009

Tank Update (2)

Painting is coming along on my first 2 vehicles. I am trying to follow the steps laid out in the Forge World Masterclass book. I cannot recommend this book enough, it is full of techniques and tips that will help to elevate your painting. I also recommend the GW How To Paint Tanks, as well. I consider it a Masterclass "lite".

Anyways, the camo is done and all the small stowage has been painted. I also did a small base layer of paint chipping, using the sponge method. It took a few tries to get the technique down but practice makes things easier. Since my base color is so dark, I went with Vallejo Gun Metal for the chipping color, as opposed to a dark grey.

A coat of Testors Gloss Coat has been sprayed to facilitate the next weathering steps. I will be applying decals next and then begin weathering.

Here's some pics...

Here's some close ups of the "sponge" weathering I did. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the way it has come out.

My next 2 tanks have been primed black and are awaiting the airbrush. The usual C&C is welcomed.

The war goes on,


Col. Corbane said...

They're looking really good mate. I've been looking at the masterclass book as well but haven't built up that courage to give it a go yet.

Excellent work on the sponging. Keep 'em coming.

Col. Hessler said...

The book is as intimidating as hell. Ultimately you have to just pick up the brush and give it a go. I can see my mistakes on the 1st tank and they get harder to see with each go.

Itkovian said...

VERY cool. I love the effect the airbrush has given. Can't wait to see what it looks like after weathering!

Ace said...

Very nice looking, I like the way the stowage breaks up the color pattern and gives some color to the model.

And the front gunner is nice, I like the sandbags around him.

Admiral Drax said...

That's smashing, mate: well done indeed!