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T-34/85 (model 1944) build – Part 7:Tracks

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  • Friulmodel tracks (ATL-09) were linked with Albion Alloys’ 0.5 mm brass rod – I ended up using 72 links per side.
  • Burnished with UMP “Ultimate Burnishing Liquid”.
  • Washed with Winsor & Newton “Burnt Umber” oil paint, diluted in white spirit.
  • Various AMMO pigments – “North Africa Dust” (A.MIG-3003), “Brick Dust” (A.MIG-3015) and “Track Rust” (A.MIG-3008) – were mixed with “Light Rust Wash” (A.MIG-1004) and brushed onto the tracks. Later, some of the excess was removed before drying. Even so, afterwards, I thought it looked a bit too rusty, but confident that it could be tone down by the addition of dirt.
  • AMMO pigments “Dark Earth” (A.MIG-3007), “Europe Earth” (A.MIG-3004) and “Light Dust” (A.MIG-3002) were added individually by brush to the tracks and then fixed in place by the addition by brush of a 1:1 mixture of AMMO pigment fixer (A.MIG-3000) and enamel thinner (A.MIG-2019) – also in the mixture was a little 502 Abteilung “Basic Earth” (ABT093) oil paint.
  • The ground contact points of the tracks were treated with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK-086) pigment.
  • I flicked spots of a mixture of Winsor & Newton “Lamp Black” and “Raw Umber” in white spirit onto the tracks, to simulated damp or darker patches. I think that I will redo this with the same and perhaps the AMMO enamel products also, now that the tracks are on the vehicle.

 

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