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JS-3 build – Part 5:Tracks

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  • As I usually do, I replaced the plastic tracks with metal ones – Friulmodel (ATL-34) – joined with Albion Alloys’ 0.5 mm diameter brass rod.
  • Weathered with burnishing fluid.
  • Washed with a Winsor & Newton “Burnt Umber” and Mig Productions 502 Abteilung “Light Rust Brown” ABT060 oil paints diluted in white spirit.
  • Thinking that they were beginning to look a little too dark and to create a surface onto which pigments might hold I lightly sprayed them with a mixture of Tamiya Acrylic XF-52 “Flat Earth” in Tamiya X-20A thinner (10% paint mixture in thinner).
  • A mix of “medium” colour pigments was brushed on, following by application of white spirit with a brush. Once dry, I brushed off any excess pigments.
  • I then brushed on an AMMO “Splashes” mixture (“Dry Steppe”, A.MIG-1751) on both sides, removing excess amounts with a stiff brush when it was dry.
  • AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment was applied to those parts of the inner tracks in contact in the wheels (lines either side of the track horns) and to the outside parts in contact with the ground.
  • Finally, various diluted enamel products were added in random patches or splashes on both sides, to lessen the uniformity of the embedded dirt.

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