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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 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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Weathering tracks with Wilder products

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Weathering tracks with Wilder products

Tracks are important details that need the same attention as the rest of an AFV model does. In this article we are going to add different earth tones and textures to make these important parts look real.

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