Im an aircraft builder who is keen on weathering and detail. With the sudden availablity of some very nice kits, I have decided to jump and and try my hand at making armor kits.
I recently got this kit to help me learn the ropes so to say. Im building it OTB construction only. I haven't done any detail work - but I have deviated from the instruction sequence because it seems this will be much easier to build if one does that.
sorry for the ugly photos - but hopefully they give insight to where I am at with this.
I have to admit - I'm a bit of a perfectionist and that has kept me from getting very far in armor modeling as I am just not familiar with it. In this case I have put on a base paint of OD green and given it a future coat. I'm about to do some washes and whatever.
My thinking is that I need to get the interior painted first - (hence the base color on the inside) and weathered to a degree - then flatcoated (possibly). Then I'll complete the assembly which should be fairly trivial - and then paint the outside. Sounds good?
Unfortunately I haven't progressed much because Im not sure what to do next. I would like to have a very weathered and nice paint scheme (im only focusing on the finish for this one , not extra details).
I have access to the mig pigments, filters and quite a large variety of tools and books on painting armor -lol.
So I would appreciate any advice anyone might have one what to do from here (yes critisim is fine - im not gonna cry I promise).