Painting the pantherwreck Vol.8 - burned out wheels

When I was looking for wrecks inspiration,  I noticed that the powder from the rubber rims on the ground is common occurence. It looks impresive and give more realstic view of burned out tank.

I used two pigments: black and white. The first layer was black color applied on the ground around the the wheels. Then I tapped white powder, which gave the main structure. I supposed that it will be enough, but not in this case. The colors were mixed in two containers, so two additional tones were achivied. They were applied in several places. The result you can see on the photos below.



AFV modelling - my first report

This is my first time, when I have possibility to present my hobby in local TV.
I hope you like the short movie with my person.


Painting the pantherwreck Vol.6 - burned out effect

This step give the pre-final effect of burned out surface. I didn't use this technique before, that's way tested it earlier on old tank model to try all possibilites.
Firstly, I applied Heavy Chipping Acrylic Fluid by airbrush on main burned out sheets. Two or three thin layers is enough. Then I had to wait above 5 minutes to allow layer get dry.
The next step is applying black color. I used Humbrol Enamel H33, which was forgoten by me, because I didn't open it by ages. 

In the beginning, I airbrushed few turret sheets The paint was diuluted by original Humbrol thinner. 
After one or two minutes, I've started removing the humbrol coat with water. I humidify the coat very soften using flat brush, which was moisturized by water. After a while the coat started removing from the previous surface. It's important to control the quantity of chipping, which we would like to get. 
When I finished the turret, I started paint the rest surfaces on the tank in the same technique.

I'm not satisfied in 100% of the final effect. In my opinion, I diuluted Humbrol enamel to much and the layers were too thin. As people say...pratice makes perfect.


Painting the pantherwreck Vol.6 - DUST & DRY MUD EFFECTS

Next step is wash.

I didn't forget about weathering effects. In some places I applied dry pigments and fix them using lighter fluid.

I applied pigments straight from the bottle on flat surfaces. Then I created streaking grime effects using flat brush, which was moisturized by thinner.

Splush mud effect was prepared by mixing three product like on the photo.

With the help of the toothpick and flat brush I've applied all the dry mud splashes.

The front armor shows all techniques, which were used till now. The end is coming soon...


Painting the pantherwreck Vol.5 - RUST EFFECTS

Now is the biggest challenge for me - rust effect. I've started with dark tone - Rust Dark Shadow from the Life Color paint producer. I airbrushed around the destroyed sheets and turret cupola. I think the most added value of this paint is fact, that it's give transparent layer. Thus, previous layer didn't disappear - small scratches from the base Hull Red color are still visible.

In the next stage I used Rust color from AK Interactive set No 1124 named "German Red Primer". I airbrushed few thin layers to cover previous dark tone. This is not the end with the rust effects...