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A group of T-34/85's, also from Old Glory.
"My painting method, when it comes to vehicles, is much more tedious than with my figures," says Brent.
"I use acrylic hobby paint and start with a base coat of the predominant color. Next a thin wash of dark burnt umber covers everything, especially the detail lines on fenders and grillwork.
"At this point the model looks dreadful, and now comes the tedious part. Some of the base color is lightened a bit on the pallet with a light gray. Every surface is carefully painted in such a way as to not allow the paint going on to run into the cracks and recesses that have been previously darkened with the wash. Experience will tell you when you have the paint at the right consistency on the palette.
"Once this stage is satisfactory, an even lighter shade of the base color is prepared and applied as a highlight on edges and corners. Rust streaks, oil and fuel spills, and mud stains can also be added at this time.
"All of this takes a good deal of time, but the result is worth it."