Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Kampfgruppe Bäke Log Part IV - Test Models are for Beginners.
What I usually do is test most things on Transports that are part of the army. For instance I tested a lot of this stuff on the kubalwagon in the armoured artillery battery. Because most of the time transports don't matter. I don't even have to take that piece if it turns out really crappy. my HQ and scouts can just start unmounted.
Well, I've painted all the tracks muddy, and let some of the spray go up on the tank. I really like this effect rather then using a brush. Then I used devlin mud thinking it would make the creases darker. It didn't. So once again I'm still having terrible troubles with washes. I just can't get them to do what I want. Maybe I just have to go to a pen.
To be honest painting all the tracks like this was a total cop out. The one thing I absolutely hate (because I suck at it) is painting the damn road wheels on tanks. So, these tracks are full of mud and snow.
I also tried for the first time the BF pigments. Wow, these things are awesome. I was really nervous about using them. (to bad I didn't have a test model.) And its really hard to find people who know how to use them. One thing I did read is that most people use paint thinner with them. Well that's just fine and dandy, but how much?
I put pigments on the gun barrels and tracks on the hull. I'd have to say I really like how they look. With the airbrushing my tracks and pigments, I'm thinking of totally revamping how I do tank tracks. Pigments are now a MUST! We'll just see how they look after the varnish. Might have to do them again after.
So here is what they look like so far. Again crappy pictures taken at workstation with phone...But I am almost done, so I will be good pictures soon. Think I want to do a bit of pin washing, a bit more details, and I have to do the commanders.