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WWI B type bus build – Part 4:Painting (exterior)

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Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” (light grey) spray can

Base coat: Firstly, a mixture of 90% Tamiya XF-57 “Buff” and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed onto the wooden boards on the sides and on the floor beams on the top deck. Once dry, AK Interactive “Worn Effects” (AK088) was painted by brush over those areas three times, at 15 minute intervals. A mixture of 90% Tamiya acrylics (Tamiya XF-9 “Hull Red” and Tamiya XF-64 “Red Brown” in a 2:1 ratio) and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed in the entire top deck. A mixture of 90% Tamiya XF-51 “Khaki Drab” and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed over the wooden boards on the side of the vehicle. Once dry, both areas were lightly chipped away with a stiff brush and water, to represent wear and tear. The following day these areas were protected with Humbrol Clear acrylic gloss varnish and subsequently Tamiya masking tape. The remainder of the vehicle was then sprayed with the Khaki Drab mixture.

Details:

  • Tyres: Vallejo Panzer Aces “Dark Rubber” 306
  • Steering wheel: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950, Vallejo Model Color “Brass” 70801
  • Horn: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950, Vallejo Model Color “Brass” 70801
  • Fire extinguisher: Vallejo Model Color “Brass” 70801
  • Driver’s seat: Vallejo Model Color “Saddle Brown” 70940.

The entire vehicle was painted with Humbrol Clear. I applied the decals – no idea how accurate they are, but I like the roughly written regimental names and slogans. Finally, Citadel Purity Seal satin varnish was sprayed on.

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3 thoughts on “WWI B type bus build – Part 4:Painting (exterior)

  1. Very interesting model there but the big question will the Dublin Express get a Guinness ad on the sides? 😀

  2. Pingback: WWI B type bus | Skarach's world

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