Monday, June 24, 2013

Lend Lease Churchill Mk III, summer/fall 1943, part 2

The Churchill project is shaping up nicely, I have finished initial weathering of the hull and will now proceed with the turret. Later on I will add some pigments and dry and wet mud in places. The acrylic paint based weathering gives much realism due to the micro size of the splashes we can achieve when handle it properly, also adding alckohol to Tamiya paints prevents them from sticking permanently to the surface so you can always add more effects on such prepared weathered surface by stratching the dirt out of the armor etc. I also painted the exhaust in a very worn way, lots of rust there as the cylinders are exposed to weathering conditions and the tank is on the front for couple of weeks. Lifecolors are performing very well, I can lay a thin dilluted layer and work with it when it dries with other colors and this helps the paint to blend perfectly.

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