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June 5 2012 at 2:07 AM
Ralph Riese  (Login RalphRiese)
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Hello Marc: there are a great many better qualified to point you to tutorials I'm sure. For this one I started by googling "mike rinaldi", which took me to his site. There I found many inspiring builds with photos and accompanying notes. I liked the look of his KV-1 and tried to follow his process - especially the dust accumulation aspects. I'm new to armour weathering and couldn't get the MIG pigments that I had to work the way Mike and so many others can. I removed what I could and then tried thinning some light earth tone Vallejo acrylis to wash-consistency. These were then brushed into the corners of some flat areas and "tampted" repeatedly with cotton buds. I applied light washes first, and then tried adding some darker ones to the edges. The "orange-brown" areas on the engine deck were done using dark black-brown oil paints applied neat and then stipplied around with an old brush to blend them a bit. The colours in the pics are a little more orange than on the model. The "spots" of lighter colours were done by holding a small paintbrush loaded with the thinned Vallejo earth tones near the model and spraying air from the airbrush at it. I picked up the techniques from looking at the work of others, so my apologies - I don't have any particular sources/recommendations for the "how to". Hope this helps somewhat in the meantime though. Cheers, Ralph.

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