Well thought I would share one more post before the end of the month. Show you where I'm at.
One thing I decided is once I'm done this D-Day project, which will be shortly, I'm going to finally get to my Strelkovy....no matter what anyone tried to get me to do. They've been sitting ready for a while now and were probably dusty, so I decided to try my dremel on them. Clean up those flash lines a little better. Worked pretty good, so we'll see how those turn out shortly.
Here are the Hetzers I'm doing for Shawn. I decided to try my hand at ambush camo for these. I base coated them Hull red, and then gave them a thick Gloss Varnish.
What i'm going to do is use sticky tack to cover up parts of the vehicle and then airbrush the next colour. Then I will use sticky tack to cover up more of it, and airbrush the 3rd colour. I did try this with some aircraft I'm working on but the sticky tack pealed some of the paint. This is why I applied the gloss varnish now.
I'm almost done applying the first layer of sticky tack.
I base coated in a hull red. Its pretty close to rust, but maybe a bit dark. But that is ok. Then I used a wet brush method to put streaks on it. This is the first time I tried this. I used reaper rust brown, and made it really watery...about 1:10. then brushed it on in up down motions so it liked like it had been rained on. This turned out really well. Although my pictures really suck. I have to stop using this camera.
Next I did a pin wash over the whole vehicle. Now I could barley even take a picture becasue its so shiny.
Next I applied some caked on mud. Tonight I will give it a coat of matte varnish and then apply some dust. This should tame the colours down and make the mud look like its been there a while...I hope!
The Destroyed Panzer IV's I haven't got to yet. I varnished them and painted the tracks. But I still need to figure out how I will make them look destroyed.