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Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik build – Part 4:Weathering

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  • The exhausts were painted\dry-brushed with the Lifecolor rust paints.
  • Chipping\scratches were simulated using AMMO “Matt Aluminium” (A.MIG-194), applied with sponge and fine brush.
  • Streaks and paint fading on the upper surfaces were achieved by applying small spots of oil paints (Mig Productions 502 Abteilung “Buff” ABT035, “German Grey Highlight” ABT170, “Faded Grey” ABT100 and “Olive Green” ABT050) followed by blending with a flat brush, dampened with enamel thinner. The underside was treated in a similar way, using Mig Productions 502 Abteilung “Blue-Green for German Grey” ABT230, “Snow White” ABT001 and “Faded UN  White” ABT165.
  • Washing on upper and lower surfaces was achieved with AK Interactive AMMO “Wash for Interior” (AK093).
  • Trying for a panel line wash, the upper surface lines were painted with AMMO “PLW Tan Grey” (A.MIG-1610). Five minutes later the excess was removed using cotton buds. A similar treatment was used on the lower surface, using AMMO “PLW Neutral Brown” (A.MIG-1614).
  • To bring everything together I sprayed the entire model with a dilute 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).
  • Exhaust stains were simulated by spraying on  Tamiya Acrylic XF-1 “Flat Black” in Tamiya X-20A thinner (10% paint mixture in thinner).
  • AMMO “Airfield Dust” pigment (A.MIG-3011) was added by brush to the wheels and the root of wing adjacent to the cockpit, followed by fixing by spraying with Tamiya X-20A thinner.
  • AK Interactive “Dark Steel” pigment (AK086) was brushed onto the machines guns and ordnance.
  • Tamiya “Soot” weathering powder was brushed on those parts of wings where the guns were mounted.
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