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SU-152 (late) build – Part 11:Weathering (oil and fuel stains, final effects)

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  • At this stage I attached any remaining items – the tow cable and shackles, the headlight – as well as a few stowed items (wooden crate, spare tracks, spent 152 mm ML-20 shell cases from RB Model #35P16), in order that they be incorporated into the overall weathering scheme.
  • Dilute mixtures of Abteilung 502 “Engine Grease” (ABT160) and “Bitumen” (ABT004) oil paint in enamel thinners were either painted in small patches or flicked from a brush onto the surfaces of the hull and running gear, to represent the subtlest stains or patches.
  • More concentrated wet patches on the hull were achieved by addition of thicker mixtures of Humbrol “Gloss Cote” in enamel thinners.
  • “Engine Grease” oil paint – dissolved in enamel thinners to a much higher concentration – was added to parts of the running gear, certain wheels (to represent leakage from a seal), hatch hinges and parts of the engine deck to represent older oil stains. Once dry, Humbrol “Gloss Cote” was added to it, to represent newer, glossier oil stains.
  • A dilute mixture of “Bitumen” oil paint and Humbrol “Gloss Cote” in enamel thinners was added to the extra fuel drums and surrounding areas to present diesel stains. Later, neat Humbrol “Gloss Cote” was applied over the top of some of these stains, to represent fresher spills.
  • The metal tools and barrel end were lightly brushed with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment.
  • Tamiya “Soot” weathering powder and Vallejo “Carbon Black” pigment (73116) was added to the area of the exhausts, using a rubber brush. This was followed by adding small drops of  a mixture of Abteilung 502 “Engine Grease” (ABT160) oil paint and Humbrol “Gloss Cote” in enamel thinner onto the same area, to simulate oil and other waste substances in the fuel.

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