My latest finished model: SU-122 1/35th scale, Miniart 35181
Monday, January 2, 2017
Monday, June 3, 2013
I want to show you how to easily build a scale model in winter camouflage. This tutorial is for novice modelers. I'll try to briefly and clearly describe it and show you some easy techniques that I use on my models. I hope that I can do it in a good way and you will be satisfied with my tutorial.
I'll show all the techniques in the old Tamiya's T-34.
Step 1: Model assembly
I assembly the model parts together, including tools and other details. Tracks and wheels I mount so that I could take them off to paint. The rest I glued permanently.
Step 2: Preparation for painting
When kit is full assembly, it's time to paint them. Before painting model should be well cleaned and degreased. To do this, I wash the model in warm water with dishwashing liquid.
Step 3: PrimerNow it's time for primer. I use spray primer. Motip - Dupli- Color is the best for me. I apply two thin layers, a second layer I paint 15 minutes after the first layer. Primer should thoroughly cover the entire model. just be careful not to flood the details.
After primer model should look like this:
Step 4: Base color
To paint my T-34 I used acrylics form Vallejo. They are good quality and I like work with them. Model is painted panelling technique. It is brightening a large area on the model. In this case to paint I used Vallejo Russian Green, Vallejo Intermediate Green and Italeri US Army Gulf Arm Sand to lighten the base color.
Step 5: Applying decals
After painting I apply the decals. To apply decals I use microscale liquids: Micro Set and Micro Sol. Before decals I impose on the model acrylic glossy varnish. I use Model Master varnish. When it dry i apply the decals. I cut from a sheet of needed elements and put them in worm water. In the meantime, I impose a fluid Micro Set in a place where I will impose decals. Now applying decals to place where it should be located. Next I impose on the decal Microscale Sol liquid. After 5 minutes I presses the decal hygienic stick and remove air bubbles. When decals dry I impose a coat of gloss varnish.
Step 6: White camouflage
To do white camouflage I used hair spray technique. It's very simple way to get a nice-looking winter camo.
I impose on the model hair spray, you need to carefully spray the entire surface. When it dry I paint all model on white color. You can paint unevenly, more paint on flat surfaces and less on hatches, etc. I used arylic Model Master white color.
Then I scraped white paint. I used old hard brush, soaking it in warm water and scraping the paint until satisfied result. I wanted to achieve the effect of waste, old kamo so I removed a lot of white paint.
As you can see, this simple technique gives interesting results.
Step 7: Chipping
The next step in the construction is chipping painting. To do this I used two techniques, First is sponge technique. I soak the sponge in the paint and touching the model leave chips. Next technique is painting chips by brush. I use I use a small round brush 000 and simply paint the chips.It is difficult to paint a good chips, often there are too many. Painting them remember one important rule, less is more. To paint chips I used three colours: Russian Green, White and AK Chipping Colour.
In this part of my tutorial I used only acrylics. In second part I'll show with oil paints and show how to do wash, streaking grime and fading.
If You have a question, feel free to ask me.