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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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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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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 1 - Base coat

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Painting and weathering the Whippet - Chapter 1 - Base coat

Hello, everyone! This is Martin „Red“ Kováč and I’d like to show you how to paint and weather this post-WW1 Irish Whippet. Now you might be thinking „well, that’s very nice of you Martin, but I don’t plan on building a post-WW1 Irish Whippet!“ I hear you, but don’t worry, all of the techniques that I’m about to show are somewhat universal and can be applied to any armor subject, although there might be some specific aspect that applies to British WW1 tanks, but I’ll point this out when the time’s right. Also, don’t consider this article as canon that...

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