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Matilda Mk III/IV build – Part 3:Painting

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

Black base: A 1:2 mixture of Mr.Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was sprayed all over.

Basecoat: A 1:1:1:1 mixture of Mr.Color “Olive Green” (120), Mr.Color “Olive Drab (2)” (38), Mr.Color “Sand Yellow” (119), Mr.Color “Character White” (107) in Mr.Color Leveling Thinner (1:2 ratio of paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed.

Initial chipping: Because I was going to whitewash the tank, I decided to add some chips to the underlying base coat, using Lifecolor “4BG Light Khaki” (UA240) and Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Black Brown” (70822). In retrospect I don’t think that many of these show through the whitewash, but, I know that they’re there!

Whitewash: AK Interactive “Worn Effects” (AK088) was sprayed over the tank into two coats, 30 minutes apart. After another 30 minutes, Tamiya “Flat White” (XF-2) in Mr.Color Leveling Thinner in a 1:2 ratio was sprayed. Another 30 minutes later, the whitewash was selectively removed using a stiff brush or tweezers.


  • Machine gun: Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950)
  • Smoke dischargers: Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950), Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” (310)
  • Headlight\sidelights: Citadel “Mithril Silver”
  • Rear number plate lights: Citadel “Mithril Silver”, Vallejo Model Color “Red” (70947)
  • Tools: Citadel “Boltgun Metal”, Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” (70862), Vallejo Model Color “Khaki” (70988), Vallejo Model Color “Leather Brown” (70862), Vallejo Model Color “Bronze” (70998), Vallejo Model Color “Russian Uniform WWII” (70924)
  • Exhaust pipes covering: Lifecolor “Dust Type 2” (UA706)
  • Tracks:  Tamiya “Dark Iron” (XF-84) in Mr.Color Leveling Thinner (1:2 ratio of paint mixture to thinner)

Gloss coat: A 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Clear Gloss” (46) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was sprayed over the entire model


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