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Imperial Guard Chimera build – Part 4:Weathering

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  • Chipping – Tamiya XF-23 “Light Blue” (lightened with Tamiya XF-2 “Flat White”), applied by sponge, to represent paint fading or light paint damage.
  • Chipping – Citadel “Boltgun Metal” applied by sponge, to represent deeper paint damage.
  • Wash – wash with AK Interactive “Wash for Panzer Grey” (AK070).
  • Streaks – vertical streaks with AK Interactive “”Streaking Grime for Panzer Grey” (AK069).
  • Streaks – a small dot of Winsor & Newton “Raw Umber” oil paint was applied to various points on the vertical and sloping surfaces and then blended into a thin line with a flat brush.
  • Oil fading – using Mig Productions 502 Abteilung oil paints (“German Grey Highlight” ABT170, “Faded Grey” ABT100, “Blue-Green for German Grey” ABT230) and Winsor & Newton “Transparent White”. Followed by selective highlights on certain high points with “German Grey Highlight” ABT170 and “Transparent White”.
  • Streaks – vertical streaks with AK Interactive “Rainmarks for NATO tanks” (AK074).
  • Dust – A 1:1 mixture of Tamiya Acrylic XF-57 “Buff” and Tamiya Acrylic XF-52 “Flat Earth” in Tamiya X-20A thinner (10% paint mixture in thinner) was sprayed on the tracks, wheels and lowest parts of the hull.
  • Dust\dried mud – A “medium” pigment mix was applied to the turret top, dozer blade, tracks and underside, lower sides and selective areas of the top of the hull using a brush and fixed with Tamiya X-20A thinner (application by brush). Then, a slurry of the same mix in Tamiya thinner was flicked from a brush onto various parts to simulate mud splash. I was going for mud of a dry appearance, such that it had been caked on the vehicle for some time.
  • Stains –  AK Interactive “Engine oil” (AK084), diluted in white spirits (1:1 ratio), was added to parts of the running gear, under the turret and other presumed moving parts to simulate oil stains and other lubricants.  AK Interactive “Fuel Stains” (AK025), diluted in white spirits (1:1 ratio), was flicked from a brush onto various surfaces to represent subtle liquid stains and spots.
  • Metal – the guns, contact points of the tracks and other metal parts were rubbed with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” pigment (AK086).
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