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IS-2 build – Part 4:Weathering

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  • Lighter paint chips were simulated using LifeColor “4BO Var” (UA239), applied with a sponge or brush.
  • Darker paint chips were simulated using Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Black Brown” (70822), applied with a sponge or brush.
  • Before further weathering, a 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Clear Gloss” (46) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was sprayed over the entire model.
  • The entire model was washed with a dilute mixture of Winsor & Newton “Raw Umber” and “Lamp Black” oil paints (ratio about 5:1) in enamel thinners – the excess being cleaned up with a dry brush or cotton bud.
  • Further contrast was added using AMMO Oilbrusher “Starship Bay Sludge” and “Light Brown Rust”.
  • The wooden handles of the tools were brushed with AMMO Oilbrusher “Dark Brown” to simulate wood grain.
  • To the some of the vertical or sloping sides of the hull and turret Abteilung 502 “Starship Filth” (Abt510), “Sepia” (Abt002) or “Light Rust Brown” (Abt060) were added. Then, using a flat brush, the oil paint was drawn down the sides to simulate streaks of dirt or rust.
  • To simulate dirt the lower hull, engine deck, fenders and top of the turret were selectively treated with a wash of AMMO Oilbrusher “Dusty Earth” and “Medium Soil” in enamel thinners, with the excess being removed using a dry brush.
  • Abteilung 502 “Light Mud” (Abt125) was added as dots on vertical or sloping surfaces and then drawn downwards with a flat brush to simulate dirt streaks.
  • The entire model was sprayed with a 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Flat Clear” (182) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner.
  • AMMO “Europe Earth” and Rubble” pigments were brushed onto the lower half of the tank and the wheels and fixed with a 1:1  mixture of AMMO “Pigment Fixer” (A.MIG-3000) in enamel thinners, added by brush.
  • The wheels were then fixed and the tracks (Fruilmodel ATL-14, linked with 0.5 mm brass rod – 85 tracks per side – and weathered using Ultimate Modelling Products “Burnishing Liquid” and then pigments) were added.
  • AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment was brushed on onto the raised parts of the tracks in contact with the ground or running gear, as well as the edges of the metal tools and the machine gun.
  • The upper part of the tank and the top of the turret was treated with AMMO “Europe Earth” and Rubble” pigments.
  • Vallejo “Carbon Black” (73116) pigment and Tamiya “Soot” powder was added to the exhaust area.
  • Abteilung 502 “Sepia” (ABT002) and “Engine Grease” (ABT160) oil paints, in varying dilutions in enamel thinners, were added to parts of the vehicle, to simulate oil and fuel stains.
  • Remaining items to add were a discarded shell case and bits of broken brick to simulate the sort of debris which might collect in an urban battlefield.

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