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Gunner Dunbar10 Jun 2019 10:10 p.m. PST

Hi guys

Someone has asked me for a step by step for these models, so here we go, will give the steps so far, then do another in a few more steps.

1) Spray a dark grey base coat, Humbrol Pz grey with some black.
2) Mid grey sprayed, aiming for all the centres of panels, this leaves a nice shaded look.
4) Chipping added using dark grey and the sponge technique, trying to not overdo this step.
5) gave 4 of the vehicles a blue filter, and the other 3 a khaki filter.
6) paint the rubber wheels black, tracks and tools vellajo leather brown, you could use chocolate brown, but theres a little more red in the leather brown, which feels right to me.
7) a coat of gloss varnish.
8) add decals.
9) black pin wash.
More pics here

mgk416710 Jun 2019 11:30 p.m. PST

Early war, so must be good. Great results. Thanks for posting

Gunner Dunbar11 Jun 2019 2:06 a.m. PST

Wonky half done, a few more steps before they are finished

Torquemada11 Jun 2019 4:24 a.m. PST

Very nice. And very good how-to.

Q: after applying the decals, I'm guessing (from the photos) that you then apply a mat medium?

wrgmr111 Jun 2019 4:32 a.m. PST

Fantastic work GD! Bringing old vehicles back to life.

Gunner Dunbar11 Jun 2019 5:16 a.m. PST

No, have done the mat yet, it's not a heavy gloss, as I don't need that, next step will be mat, I'll break out the oils and pastels.

Marc at work11 Jun 2019 5:18 a.m. PST

Very nice

Do you use a brown cammo pattern – I see that on early war German stuff occasionally

Gunner Dunbar11 Jun 2019 6:09 a.m. PST

Yeah, not on this batch, I have plenty of kits to do some grey/brown vehicles at some stage.

Torquemada11 Jun 2019 7:22 a.m. PST

So what gloss varnish are you using? A modelling product, or something like Future (and all its incarnations)?

I only ask, as the models you show look nicely flat as is.

Gunner Dunbar11 Jun 2019 1:32 p.m. PST

It's 1 slightly diluted coat of brushed on Vallejo gloss varnish.

guilhemdelyon11 Jun 2019 2:36 p.m. PST


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