Yesterday I finished the Panzer 38(t). It's the third model kit I paint up, and I wanted it to be a little more fun than just panzergrau, all day every day. So I took some paints, washes and Tamiya weathering powders that I bought a long time, and added some dirt and grime.
I first stippled some red-brown on to some of the wheels and gears to represent rust. I added some brown, red and black washes to represent oil and grime. Then I went over the wheels, threads and lower parts of the hull and the turret with powders that I brushed on, with a lighter shade higher up (where the mud would have a chance to dry up) and trying to get a darker shade where the mud would be fresher.
The end result wasn't perfect, but I prefer it when comparing it to a pristine dark grey tank. The important part to me is to try out new things, and learn from it so that you can improve on your next item. Now there's a truck and a kübelwagen waiting to be painted, we'll see which one it will be!
Oh, and I finished the Italian Rifle Platoon reference sheet, which is up on the downloads section.
WW2 Campaign Blog
This blog follows the second Chain of Command club campaign, set in the intense fighting over Stalino in October 1941.