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Mk I “Female” build – Part 7:Weathering (dust, dirt and oil stains)

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  •  AMMO “Oilbrusher” oil paints (“Dust” A.MIG-3516 and “Earth” A.MIG-3514″) were dotted at various points on the vehicle and blended in on the horizontal surfaces with enamel thinner, or drawn down the vertical sides with a flat brush, to simulate streaking rain marks.
  • After this, I sprayed everything with a 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Flat Clear” (182) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner. At this point I was able to fully assemble the tank and attach the tracks. The latter needed a bit of work, so were treated with AMMO “Light Rust Wash” (A.MIG-1004) and Lifecolor rust paints.
  •  AMMO “Europe Earth” (A.MIG-3004) and “Light Dust” (A.MIG-3002) pigments were brushed in various places, followed by a mixture of AMMO pigment fixer and Earth oil paint in enamel thinner to act as a fixer. I have several of these class of vehicles (here and here) which are finished in dark pigments and real dirt, so for this vehicle I wanted a less muddy appearance, more dusty\dry mud. Perhaps these are the conditions they first encountered in summer\autumn 1916, before the rain and mud of winter? I had in mind the real Mk I at the Tank Museum, Bovington, depicted somewhat this way (see my pictures here and here).
  • Soot from the exhausts was simulated using Tamiya “Soot” weathering powder.
  • The tracks were brushed with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment.
  • Oil and other stains on the hull were simulated with AMMO “Fresh Engine Oil” (A.MIG-1408) or Abteilung 502 “Engine Grease” (Abt160).

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