Once the Green was done, chipped and sealed with more dullcote, I moved on to more detailed weathering techniques. Remember - EVERY technique I have used on this project so far has been completely new to me - a chance to stretch myself and try things out.
To recap the process thus far:
- Assembly with brass and additional Mr Surfacer 500 "cast" texturing
- Using Tamiya acrylics with Tamiya laquer thinner to spray all coloured paint layers
- Using AlcladII metallic paints to paint several zones on the models. (ok I had used this before but not the combo of paints I used this time. The "jet exhaust" was a wholly new thing)
- Used hairspray technique to chip away at layers and expose paint underneath (basecoat - seal, hairspray, rustcote - chip, hairspray, rustcote - chip, seal, hairspray, greencotes - chip, seal.
clean thinner and used it to weaken the visual impact of these streaks. This allowed for some subtle runs and differences in colour which well represent the effects of the weather on the armour. (Just look at your own car and you may well see streaks of dirt and rain marks across the finish - unless of course you just washed it. In which case just admire your handiwork instead!)
NEXT TIME : MORE NEW STUFF!
WILL I FINISH IN TIME FOR THE EVENT?!?