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Not being one to pass up a chance to write, post pics and play a little show and tell I'll gladly share my secrets with you... But don't tell anyone else, I don't want it getting out ;)
Sadly, I don't have any WIP pics of the Tigers so I'm going to show some closeups of the tanks and explain how I got there.
First off, you need Tigers... Or any tank of your choice really... duh.
For Battlefront tanks I ALWAYS wash them in warm soapy water first. Why, well you'll occasionally see that white powdery stuff on there and that, my friends, is release agent. Release agent is a painters worst enemy, other than dropping the model it's one of the key ways paint gets chipped or rubbed off.
After the washing and drying go ahead and prime them. I use a paint on primer because I'm horrible at spray priming and I think you get a better more consistent finish with the brush on variety. Nearly all my stuff is based with a white paint-on Gesso. Gesso is a canvas primer you can find at your local Michael's, Utrecht, or other craft/art supply store for about 6 bucks a bottle. It'll last you WAY longer than spray on primer, in fact my current bottle has lasted about 3 years and I'm only about half way through it.
|First things first, after priming give the while thing a base coat of Vallejo Middlestone.|
|Then wash the whole thing in Citadel Agrax Earthshade|
|Now, hit the engine decks, tracks and anything you painted cavalry red with agrax earthshade to give it some grime.|
|Finally, grab that cavalry red again and hit those red undercoat pieces to give the chips some depth/shading.|
|A good example of what I mean by doing the black line wash and the engine deck.|
|I dry brushed black over the tips of the cannons to represent the burninating that would come from repeated firing.|
If you've got any questions don't hesitate to ask!
Thursday I'll (hopefully) post pics from the rest of the army.