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SU-152 (late) build – Part 6:Weathering (wash)

  • The entire vehicle was washed with a dilute mixture of Winsor & Newton “Raw Umber” and “Lamp Black” oil paints (ratio about 2:1) in enamel thinner – the excess being cleaned up with a dry brush or cotton bud.
  • The hull panel lines were treated with AMMO “Panel Line Wash – Dark Green Grey” (A.MIG-1608).
  • AMMO Oilbrusher “Starship Bay Sludge” (A.MIG-3532) were worked into various recesses, the excess being cleaned away.
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SU-152 (late) build – Part 5:Weathering (chipping)

  • Chipping was done first with LifeColor “Dark Olive” (UA237) – applied with fine brush and sponge in a few places – to simulate the lightest wear.
  • After this Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Black Brown” (70822) was applied sparingly in the same manner, to simulate deeper, older chips. I also tried to create very small paint chips by flicking the same paint from a brush onto the surface.


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SU-152 (late) build – Part 4:Weathering (rust)

I used LifeColor paints on the exhausts. They look a bit stark now, but, later on, I will add some rust coloured pigment and oils to tone them down.


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SU-152 (late) build – Part 3:Painting

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 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Russian Green (2) – USSR tank late WWII” (136) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was then sprayed over the black base. Then, a 3:1 mixture of Mr.Color “Russian Green (2) – USSR tank late WWII” (136) and Mr.Color “Character White” (107) in Mr.Color Leveling Thinner (1:2 ratio of paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed on the upper hull.

Details:

  • Headlight: Citadel “Mithril Silver”
  • Rear light: Vallejo Model Color “Red” 70947
  • Tow cable: Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” 70862
  • Pick axe: Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” (70862), Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” (310)

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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Model T ambulance

625 SSU, American Expeditionary Forces, France, 1918.

Model T ambulance build – Part 1:Introduction
Model T ambulance build – Part 2:Assembly
Model T ambulance build – Part 3:Painting and weathering (interior)
Model T ambulance build – Part 4:Painting (exterior)
Model T ambulance build – Part 5:Weathering (rust)
Model T ambulance build – Part 6:Weathering (chipping)
Model T ambulance build – Part 7:Weathering (wash and streaks)
Model T ambulance build – Part 8:Weathering (dust and mud)
Model T ambulance build – Part 9:Weathering (oil, fuel and wet stains)