Bandai UCHG M61A5 Main Battle Tank “Semovente”: WIP 5

Back for some more and probably last update for this build...

Chippings applied (handbrushed with Dark Gray (Gunze) lacquer paint.

Almost home! Here's what I did;

-Pin wash using Tamiya Dark Brown Enamel
-Used artist oils for filters
-I also used oil paints for colour variation/paint fading.
-Gloss coat applied

Will still have to add some pigments for weathering the lower hull and tracks and a final flat coat.

Bandai UCHG M61A5 Main Battle Tank “Semovente”: WIP 4

Pre-shading started by painting the edges and panels black then toning it down with white.

Base coat applied, I used Mr Color Sandy Brown. 

Then highlighted with a mixture of Sandy Brown + Yellow + White.

Here's another view, highlights are much more visible.

Bandai UCHG M61A5 Main Battle Tank “Semovente”: WIP 3

Back to work! The kit was primed using Mr. Surfacer 1000. Preparation for the shading also done, I painted the panels and edges with black lacquer paint. Theory here is when I apply the base coat which is somewhat yellowish the layer hitting the black surface will give the kit a nice shade or shadow.

Since I dont want the contrast of the base paint to be that strong I applied White on the surface just to tone down the black, turning it into gray. This will also make the base coat pop even better and coverage a bit easier.

Same goes with the wheels...

Progress is quite slow due to the cold weather which is giving me a hard time due to condensation and making my AB to spit water.