Revell Leopard base coated

Today I managed to get some paint on the Leopard using my brand spanking Iwata Neo TRN2 that I got for my birthday in January but only now have I had a chance to use it. For a first outing I have to say I’m impressed, usually I spray with an Iwata Revolutin CR but for large areas it takes forever so this new airbrush is perfect.
I primed the Leopard with Games Workshop Chaos Black a few days ago and today it got a coat of Tamiya XF-65 Field Grey with some XF-1 Black thrown in. When the base-coat was done I made another mix of Field Grey but this time I threw some XF-58 Olive Green in to lighten it a bit and sprayed in between panels, sticky out bits etc for a bit of contrast to an otherwise drab scheme. The model will get a coat of X-22 Clear next after which any decals will be applied then I can start the weathering.

The colour may be a bit light for a late 1960’s/early 70’s Bundeswehr tank but the varnish will darken the paint as will any weathering.

Edit; The model was glossed not long after and looks very shiny now;

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 48 years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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