Tank weathering

Before going any further on the Italeri T-34/85 I’ve been experimenting with various pigments and fluids such as acrylic gloss varnish and Johnsons Kleer to try and achieve wet mud effects. Generally my weathering has been pretty reserved, monotone or just plain disastrous like the Takom Bergepanther.

For a test bed I’m using a Zvezda 1/35 Su-85 that I did as a build review and these are the results so far (ignore the pre-shading as I was testing something else);

So far I’m pretty pleased with the effects. I’ve been using pigments from Mirage and Alclad and they look OK (the Alclad is cheaper too) so I may get some more to play with. The next thing to experiment with is snow as I want the Italeri model to look similar to the box art so when it turns up I’ll try that on the test mule.

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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