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GB. Tiger I. Part VI. Starting the weathering

July 7 2012 at 5:20 PM
Jose Luis Lopez Ruiz  (Login jl_models)
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More steps! .... I see the end!!!!!

Washes ... they always help to increase the perception of the details of the kit. 1/48 kits are not as accurate as 1/35 counterparts. And if there were the same quantity of aftermarkets available for the quarter scale, they´d be more difficult to place that in the bigger scale. 1/35 PE sets are a nightmare by them self so, in 1/48, for not very skilled modellers like me, are just a Chimera. So, in my case, I have to hide this with the paint, showing as much as possible the details available in the kit and bring them to life.

Before the washes, I applied a pair of solid coats of Tamiya´s clear, the perfect base for washes as it facilitates the washes tu run easily in around the kits details

For this task, as in the previous steps, I used Tamiya Panel Line Accent color mixed with KX 52 Flat Earth, using Tamiya´s thinner (blue cap) to keep the mix fluid and easy to handle.

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Oils . Modellers´s best friend without a doubt!. Easy to handle, slow dry, excellent blur just perfect! Using different oil colours, Naples Yellow, Van Dyke Brown, natural umber, blue, white, red . And using the well-know technique of dots I faded the grey color trying to reduce the contrast of the different shades of the grey and hiding a little bit the chipping aggressive effect of previous steps.

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After this step, I´m ready for the real heavy weathering with dust and dirt.

Thanks for looking, sorry if I´m boring you with so many post and as usually, any opinion, suggestions or criticism will be highly apreciated!

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  1. very cool looking... - Murat Özgül on Jul 7, 2012, 5:52 PM
  3. Gosh... - Gunnar Baeumer on Jul 7, 2012, 6:08 PM
  5. Perfect and subtle. - Juan Gabriel Sevilla on Jul 8, 2012, 2:55 AM
  7. One more step to glory.... : D - Luciano Rodriguez on Jul 8, 2012, 5:05 AM
  9. A real eye opener... - Rick Lawler on Jul 8, 2012, 9:04 AM
  11. Starting what?? :) - Alvaro Rodriguez on Jul 8, 2012, 12:01 PM
  13. It´s amazing the ... - Diego Quijano on Jul 8, 2012, 2:46 PM
  15. Thank you!!! - Jose Luis Lopez on Jul 9, 2012, 4:44 AM
  17. The close up detail is so amazing! nt - Greg Hesssig on Jul 9, 2012, 10:41 AM
  19. Quite Remarkable Jose - Konrad Schreier on Jul 10, 2012, 12:42 AM

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