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BT-7 (model 1937) build – Part 10:Weathering (dust and mud)

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  • 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 3:2 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 prepared and drawn in thin vertical lines repeatedly down the vertical and sloping sides of the hull and turret multiple times. I saw this method described in chapter 13 of the book “Adam’s Armour Modelling Guide 2“. I think it is a nice way to simulate rain marks.
  • Selected parts of the vehicle (turret, hull, wheels) were dusted with small amounts of a mix of “medium” colour pigments. White spirit was then gently sprayed on to act as fixer.
  • Finally, I used a product new to me, AMMO “Splashes” mixture (“Dry Steppe” A.MIG-1751), to simulated splashed earth. I think that the result looks much like using a mix of plaster in one of the enamel weathering products (e.g. earth), but is probably more convenient. I wanted to portray this vehicle as being in essentially dry conditions (dust and dried mud), so did not proceed with any “fresh mud” effects.
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