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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 7 - Finishing Touches

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 7 - Finishing Touches

Welcome to the last chapter of this weathering series! Thanks to everyone who tolerated my rambling for the past few days. Let’s finish this model really quick and get it off the bench so we can open a new kit! Continuing where I stopped yesterday, I added more wet spots using the Murky Water around the tank. Enamel gloss adds more depth to the dark earth tones, creating a lot of contrast between the different weathering layers. In order to work properly, WW1 tanks were bathing in grease. This resulted in large leaks coming from underneath any armored cover that...

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 6 - Tracks

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 6 - Tracks

Tracks play a very important role in each armored model. This importance is doubled if we’re painting a subject with exposed track runs such as this one. The good thing is the upcoming steps are very much the same as on any other tank   I started by airbrushing the track runs with dark grey acrylic paint that represents metal surface. Much of this won’t be visible, so a simple grey uniform coat will do the work just fine. WW1 tanks had their large flat track links polished to an extreme shine. I’ve read somewhere that the British placed camouflage...

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 5 - Earth Tones

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 5 - Earth Tones

Okay, so this might be one of the most involved steps on an armor subject. Of course, only if you decide to add complex weathering to your model. British WW1 tanks are specific when it comes to mud and dust as large sections of their sides are weathered like a running gear due to the tracks running along the entire side. This applies most extremely to British Mark tanks. There are, of coure, some exceptions in WW2 armor too – amphibious LVT’s, Churchill tanks (without fenders) to name a couple. I wanted to add moderate amounts of mud on the...

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 4 - Details

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 4 - Details

Hello, again folks! So in this chapter, we’re gonna prepare the model for weathering. In other words, we’ll take care of some details that need to be painted before adding dust and earth tones to the surface. There’s going to be a small surprise in this article, so let’s quickly get down to business! Incinerated White from Lifecolor contains a small hint of red making it perfect for burned areas. I thinned it down with a bit of water. I brush painted the exhausts with this color. A few layers were needed to obtain a good coverage. After masking and...

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