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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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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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