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Hi all Sirs,
here my latest cat in progress. An old 1/35 Dragon reference built from the box, so let's go straight to painting.

 

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At first, a dark priming to all inner wheels side and hull spots

 

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Wheel hidden sides are now painted with a thin layer of minium

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Now the whole wheel assembly is turned turtle, and the outer sides are primed with Chromatic Primer, together with hull.

 

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Nice kit and interesting painting approach.  I'm curious to see what you make of it. :D

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Thank you Soeren :)

 

Now a very light coat of some different mixes of minium.

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And metal on some smaller parts.
This model should represent a what if panther, hurried up to the battlefield directly from the building plant.

 

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Now it's time to differentiate some areas, applying different methods :
- directly covering the base paint of engine plate, mufflers… with thin coats of altered tones.
- altering some spots thorugh a wet on dry blending of other tones over the base paint
- blending wet on wet different tones

Therefore, the same paint used for painting, takes place of oils into the weathering process.
 

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1 hour ago, Soeren said:

Nice result. Those are all acrylic paints you used here?

Some steps ahead compared to so cal acrylics. P.ex. because they're really water-only paints, or because they're also blendable.

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The same paints are used for subtle drybrushing, further altering the Whole

 

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Hi Ironwork....nice build and paint job so far.....enjoying the updates.......

 

Regards

Simon.

 

P.S.....just wondering......do you have shares or an ad contract for the paint company......😁

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Hi Giuseppe see you are doing your magic with your paints again very nice.

 

Simon if you go to this site you will see what he produces ww.true-earth.com they are all very nice paints, I have bought quite alot from him (I have no affiliation with this product just a satisfied customer)

 

Regards

Richard

 

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I had a look at the website and tutorial videos. That paint looks promising. I only fear to start another brand.

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Thank you Guys :)

@ Simon : oh….what a surprise… 😁

 

Subtle streaks added on sloped sides. Somewhat like the oil-dot technique, but on smaller areas, because although these paints dry slower than acrylics, they are faster than oils.
 

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For the blending I used a water-wet brush, this way the gradations have a sharper streaked effect.

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More blending for a graded effect is also added to the large soldered areas of hull and turret.

 

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An here we are now

 

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To counterbalance somewhat the overall warm tones of the model, pinwashes with a cold tone.

 

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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.

 

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Great dust & mud weathering. Please, in which pigments and Structured Powders differ, because in the photos, although good, you can not see anything that indicates it.

Cheers mate :thumbsup2:

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@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

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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.

 

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😊:)

 

Tracks are simply painted with SDW Metal - Gun Metal, then drybrushed with SDW Light Metal.
It's an almost new vehicle

 

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