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JS-3 build – Part 6:Weathering (dust, mud, oil and fuel stains and finishing touches)

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  • Before anything else, I decided to revisit the exhausts (as mentioned here). To make them look a little less rusty I painted them multiple times with AK Interactive “Worn Effects” (AK088). Once dry I sprayed with with the base colour and then chipped away at the paint with a moist brush. I ended up with exhausts still retaining some of the paint, which might make more sense for this vehicle.
  • Due to the service history of the early JS-3 modelled here I decided not to go overboard on the weathering at this stage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I used AMMO “Splashes” mixture (“Dry Steppe” A.MIG-1751), to simulated splashed earth on the underside of the vehicle and the wheels. Actually, I ended up “blending” in those dried splashes on the lower hull with a stiff brush, to simulate embedded dirt. Light amounts of the “Dry Steppe” and “Dry Earth” (A.MIG-1750) were splashed on the front and back of the lower hull.
  • Oil, fuel and damp stains were simulated with AK Interactive “Engine Oil” (AK084), AK Interactive “Fuel Stains” (AK025) and Wilder “Dark Rainmarks Wash” (NL32).
  • Soot from the exhausts was simulated by spraying on Tamiya “Flat Black” XF-1 in Tamiya X-20A thinner (10% paint mixture in thinner). This was followed by brushing on Vallejo “Carbon Black” (73116) pigment in small amounts in the area.
  • The machine gun was brushed with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment.
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