Thursday, May 20, 2010
2 Down, 10 To Go!
The first two tanks for my SS Panzerkompanie are done, and I'm pumped!
While there are things I'll doubtlessly notice later, there's no question that this work is head and shoulders above anything I've done 15mm scale-wise in vehicles. After the oil washes and pin washes from last night were left to dry, I did the following tonight to finish these puppies up:
1) Applied MIG Pigments P028 Europe Dust liberally to the tracks and lower hull area
2) Mixed an approximate 1:1 ratio of mineral spirits and Daler-Rowney Soluble Matte Varnish (pictured below), and applied to both models with an airbrush
3) Repeated the #2 graphite treatment to the tracks and other sharp edged areas on the models that paint would naturally get worn
I can't say enough how much I like this matte varnish I tried. It came recommended from ForgeWorld's Imperial Armour Model Masterclass Volume 1. It yields an utterly matte finish, and I have no doubt this bottle will last me a LONG time. I think I've bought my last spray can of matte varnish! (Knock on Wood he he he). If you try it, I promise you won't be disappointed with the results. I bought mine at Art Friend, located @ The Gardens.
Thanks for following along with me and my Sturmtigers. Up next, I'll chronicle the painting of a whopping TEN Panzer IVH tanks. I have high expections. In the meantime, here's some more up close photos of the finished Sturmtigers...