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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 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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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 3 - Chipping

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 3 - Chipping

Hello and welcome back at this virtual workbench! I’m gonna indulge myself a lot in this chapter as chipping is my favorite painting technique. I think you’ll be able to tell by yourselves once you see the entire model chipped! The truth is I like to add large amounts of fine chips for several reasons. First, I enjoy it. It’s a slow-paced precise technique that requires patience and skill. The more you do it, the better you get and you’ll benefit from that extra precision in your hands in other parts of modeling as well. Second, it adds a lot...

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 2 - Oils

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 2 - Oils

In this chapter, we’ll add some definition to the surface details while distinguishing some of the plates from each other as well. We will be using oil paints for all of these steps and because we are working on a glossy surface, they will take some time to completely dry, so it’s a good idea to let each of these steps dry for about a day or more. It’s time to oil up! We’ll start with washes. As there are many different surface details, I mixed a black, dark and lighter brown wash. Here we can see the model with...

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