- Pin wash of entire vehicle with AK Interactive “Wash for NATO camo vehicles” (AK075).
- Treatment of tool’s wooden handles with Winsor and Newton “Burnt Umber” oil paint, removing the excess with cotton wool buds.
- The exhaust muffler was dry brushed with Lifecolor paints (UA704, UA703, UA702, UA701).
- 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 lower half of the hull, the suspension, wheels and selective parts of the upper hull.
- A slurry of a mix of “medium” colour pigments was flicked from a brush onto the underside, front hull, rear hull and parts of the hull sides. The same mixture was applied by brush to the wheels, allowed to dry and the excess removed with the end of my finger.
- The metal parts of the tools and machine gun were dusted with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment.
- AK Interactive “Engine oil” (AK084), diluted in white spirits (1:1 ratio), was flicked sparingly onto the top of the engine deck. It was also applied by brush to select parts of the wheels and running gear and the turret ring.
- In general, I went for restrained weathering, given the vehicle’s probable service life – thus, I omitted paint chips and more pronounced wear and tear.