My reasonable hobby goal from the last podcast (here) was to weather & complete my Panzer IV tank by 17 March, may not seam like a big job but this is the first vehicle that I will have ever weathered with oils, and pigments so its a big jump off. So, with 12 days to go here is a picture of what I have achieved so far...
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hahaha, i opened this first on my phone...thought the pic wasnt loading!....
10 days to go, Rex!!! dont be in the hall of shame!!
I made progress (?) I watched some YouTube videos and made a list.
Here is my unfiltered un-spellchecked un-rationalized list:
Order of business:
Wash (as well as below??)
Streaking (or later??)
Two tone chipping (or later??)
Discoloration and highlighting effects
Matt Clear coat
More research required
TWO TONE CHIPPING EFFECTS
[Not sure about chipping before or after I think the after method below is the best]
Slightly lighter colour
Red/brown primer for a very few
Don't forget some horizontal switches
**Satin varnish before oils (mix of gloss and Matt)
Pin wash 50/50 dark brown and black
Carefully apply with small brush, in panel lines, rivets etc
After it has dried(?) wipe away excess with brush and thinner
(No varnish required after)
Dark Yellow base coloured
DISCOLORATION AND HIGHLIGHTING EFFECTS
Oil paint on cardboard to soak out oil
50/50 Naples yellow with white (a lighter color that the original paint)
Put on a few dots or short lines, minimal paint (almost like a wash)
add some thinner to an old splayed brush smear out
Should be subtle, you are after a non-uniformity of the colour
Same again with green areas
Use a darker color
Same again with off-white/cream on top most panels, the ones most exposed to fading
Dark green/dark-brown mix almost looks like chipping
Same again grease or grime hard brown panel lines (query instead of pinwash??)
CHIPING Foam and brush
Sponge and tweasers
(option: Use bad brush that has splayed brissels)
Grease/mud would be good if it was shiny not matt. Brush/dab on gloss after?
Yesterdays efforts; painting tools, touching up wheels etc. Most importantly deciding on location of decals and gloss coat in prep for that.
Today no progress was made today due to:
good progress made...the decals look great alone!
Im making progress on my challenge too!...photos/you tube update to come!!
In case you are keeping score: https://valhallagames.net/index.php/rex-s-reasonable-hobby-goal-challenge-complete-ish