Friday, June 11, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Decided on a whim to paint up my 4Ground Shotgun Shack that had sat in a box for about 5 years now. Wanted to give it an old, weathered look, so I used acrylic washes and ink to give it an overall green tone. I also added a rubble foundation using vinyl spackling and gesso, a tarpaper roof made from black construction paper, window glass from acetate sheet, and a few torn drapes from soaked tissue paper.
Saturday, April 3, 2021
Since this will be paired with the Rubicon Sdkfz 250 on the gaming table, I went with a similar color scheme of hard-edged Tamiya Buff/Yellow-Green, Red Brown, and Flat Green. Since I didn't have access to my hairspray at the time, I did all the chipping and worn paint effects with a brush. Washes and filters were done with oil paints and mud spatter effects were done with acrylics.
This is also somewhat of a departure from my normal builds in that I refused to put virtually any stowage on. I really just wanted the vehicle itself to be the main focus.
Friday, April 2, 2021
Due to the pandemic, it was hard to find good rattle can primer for awhile, so I used an incredibly old can of Testors semi-gloss to prime this. Not thinking it through, when I used hairspray for chipping effects and then used my usual pressure for removing the paint, it came off in large sections - especially on the top of the turret and front track guard! I thought it was ruined but then I realized I could use dry blending and oil filters to lessen the difference in tone. As such, this tank has a lot more tonal transitions than most of my other work and very much resembles panel shading (which I am normally a strong opponent of).
I am still on the fence whether or not I'll sell this, but for now, it's grown on me....