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WWI B type bus build – Part 5:Weathering

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  • The rusty exhaust was achieved using the LifeColor paint set
  • I was very sparing with chipping as I was unsure in many places what was meant to be wood and what metal. Some obvious metal pieces, such as the chassis, got a little chipping using Citadel “Boltgun Metal”. It was not my intention to make this vehicle overly rusty or the paint overly worn.
  • The top deck was washed with AK Interactive “Dark Yellow Wash” (AK300)
  • The rest of the vehicle was washed with AMMO “US Modern Vehicles Wash” (A.MIG-1007)
  • Noticing that the leaf springs on a real vehicle were rusty I applied AK Interactive “Light Rust Wash” (AK046) to them.
  • Thin streaks of AK Interactive “Dark Streaking Grime for Dark Green Vehicles” (AK024), AK Interactive “OIF and OEF Streaking Effects” (AK123) and AMMO “Streaking Grime” (A.MIG-1203) were applied to the vertical and sloping sides and after a while blended with a flat brush dampened with enamel thinner.
  • Various oil paints (Mig Productions 502 Abteilung “Olive Green” ABT050, “Buff” ABT035, “Faded Grey” ABT100, “German Ochre” ABT092 and “Luftwaffe Yellow” ABT010) were added as dots to the vertical sides of the vehicle. Then, they were blended with a flat brush to further add to the streaking or rain mark effects.
  • A 1:2 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 sprayed on the lower half of the vehicle, the suspension, wheels and selective parts of the top deck and stairs.
  • A 1:5 mixture of Tamiya Acrylic XF-57 “Buff” and Tamiya Acrylic XF-52 “Flat Earth” in water (10% paint mixture in water) was prepared and drawn in thin vertical lines repeatedly down the vertical and sloping sides of the vehicle.
  • Selected parts of the vehicle (top deck floor, stairs, wheels, cab and chassis) were dusted with small amounts of a mix of “dark” colour pigments. Enamel thinner was then gently added to act as fixer.
  • Damp stains on the floor were simulated with AMMO “Fuel Stains” (A.MIG-1409), thinned in white spirit.
  • Oil stains were simulated with neat AK Interactive “Engine Oil” (AK084).
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