Hi lad's , took some "Tea of Courage" and took the plunge today to do some weathering. To be honest I was nearly going to throw the towel in after seeing how it originally turned out with the first chipping fluid session. Having thought and pondered for a few days I went at it following some sound advice from Lu & Jose and this is the result so far.
I used AK Interactives Winter Streaking Grime as a filter/light wash/pinwash.
A Vallejo mixture of 169 Black, 177 Oily Steel and 871 leather brown was used to paint the spare tracks, saw and the exhaust pipes.
A thin mixture of Vallejo White 001 was used to paint in the decals before they got some filter applied to them.
The cleaning rods are base coated in Vallejo123 Dark Sand. A reddish filter/wash will be applied to them in due course.. as well as some tools that are not shown.
A thin mixture of Vallejo Reflective Green 090 and Extra Dark Green 896 was used to make some scratch marks on the vehicle.
On the base I will be using - that will be getting some groundwork and a dollop of snow
More work still to do but I think I am on track to completing this for the end of the month
Have to see about some mapping, oil & fuel stains, snow and the groundwork.
As always, my ears are open to any advice or if I have missed anything I would be glad to hear of it