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  1. An here you notice the sightly brownish shade added on cast parts, due to different shades of SDW Shading Colors plus the previously shown filter, working together. - p.ex. on the casted commander turret or on driver visor. This is no apologies, but only a call to look at things when they are finished, and not in half
  2. As you can see, tracks are no more overwhelming when balanced with dirt. It's one of weathering rules : previous passages shold be a bit exaggerated, as following passages will tone them down.
  3. Hi Soeren, no matter if you have questions just do them Crew added, the model is now finished off.
  4. A little explanation for whose who did not have tha patience to read : - the tank is painted with minium, which, given the large shape of the object and the "hurried up to the battlefield" state, is not even but somewhat altered here and there. - added plain metal items fresh from casting directly welded in place, with welding "alterations" shown around - and (a thing that was told from the start), this is obviously a what if Finally we can like it or not, or have our personal viewpoint of what is realistic or what is not. Fortunately we are in what I consider an art, and there' plenty of possible finishing interpretations, which makes modeling even more interesting.
  5. Thank you all for the contribution. My intent was to depict a factory fresh tank, with just some dirt, as told somewhere into the posts. According to this situation, I represented tracks with a sharp and shiny contrast, knowing that the addition of dirt would tone down them to the desired level. References provided are very beautiful but, sadly… they 70 years and more old tanks. Pictures taken p.e. from Encyclopedia of german tanks show polished-new tracks on tanks as they come out of the factory.
  6. To further add depht and personality to colors, Filter & Wash WARM AGEING, thinned in water, was airbrushed overall.
  7. Thank you Aurelien. And a good day to everyone. Now that I have finished my move and that of the company, and that I have a little "settled", I can finally conclude this step by step. Thorough the same method previously explained, a bit of dirt is added on tank's front, sides and backplate, with STRUCTURED POWDERS. As already stated, these are not pigments and avail a more defined dirt pattern.
  8. Thanks Francis Some more life added blending together some tones of SDW Shading Colors, SDW Shading Metals and SDW Rust on hull, spare tracks, bare metal parts like tank commander turret, cooling fans... To enhance a 3d effect.
  9. Cheers Tracks now fitted and dirted as shown in previous steps
  10. Tracks are simply painted with SDW Metal - Gun Metal, then drybrushed with SDW Light Metal. It's an almost new vehicle
  11. The whole is fixed airbrushing some well diluted Fix & Wet, contained into the Set, spreading more by brush in some spots for a wet effect.
  12. @FrancisGL : Structured Powders are purposely formulated resins, and not a milled mineral as pigments are. They are larger particles compared to pigments, easier to build up with a small amount. The colors you spread will have the same hue when dry (while pigments change color when they dry). But the most prominent features are that they don't need chalk powder, nor solvents. Just water. Once dry you can remove them partially or totally to adjust the amount or to achieve softer transitions. Then you fix them with their fixer. Alternative method : you directly mix them with their fixer and splotch them on to the surface
  13. Thank you Guys Spreading some earth dirt with Structured Powders. These are not pigments, and easier to use. Just dampen the surface with water, take some product with a brush and leave it to fall like snow.
  14. To counterbalance somewhat the overall warm tones of the model, pinwashes with a cold tone.
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