After a disastrous night on Tuesday which involved a couple of hours trying to apply an AK Interactive wash that had 'gone off' in the bottle. Last night I mixed up a brew of 2 parts W&N raw umber and 1 part lamp black oils and diluted with odourless turps and applied that. So much better than that shit which is now on it's way to the dump.
I was a bit gutted to find the masks from the Montex set with the swastikas on it while I was having a tidy up last night. RoG doesn't supply them as decals because of it being illegal to display the swastika in Germany. I wanted to add them because it's historically accurate. I wish I had remembered they were included as masks before I glued the tail on. I will spray them on when I get back on Monday.
I've basically taken a week off from building. Yesterday I tackled the swastikas on the tail. The Montex masks are too fiddly to use in this area, so I used the outer sections of them to mask the white, then used strips of Tamiya tape to mask for the black. I did the black in two sections.
Just...wow! This is looking fantastic. Love what you've done with the black-basing. Final result looks amazing. After seeing what others are doing with oil washes and rendering I've bought a few tubes of Winsor and Newton to start experimenting. I'd be very happy to get results half as good as yours....the undercarriage especially looks very realistic.
Top job all round.
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Last night I airbrushed several layers of Vallejo matt varnish on the topsides, drying with a hairdryer in between coats. I don't have a photo, but it's looking fantastic. I'm deciding whether or not it needs further weathering. I was gplannong on doing some oil paint rendering.