Afternoon guys! After a few disruptions from the Mrs. I got the base coat on the lower hull,fenders and wheels.The color chart calls for Tamiya xf-20 med green and there is no xf-20 so I used Tamiya olive green.I'm liking this a lot.Hope you like it to.
Now I have a question! I want to try my hand at some modulation.Any suggestions on what color I should use?
Best way to do modulation with green colors is to take your base color and add small amounts of yellow to it to get the shades you want for fading/lightening effects. If you use white, it will just turn it a chalky looking lighter shade which doesn't have quite the same effect. You can also use Tamiya's 'Deck Tan' as a lightening agent but that will shift it more in the brown range, so it all depends on what type of effects you're after.
The guys aren't steering you wrong either...I would submit you could basically use any light color from white to browns and even the flesh would work. A couple ways to approach it would be to either mix the colors with your base tones to start with. Once you have a lightly layered base down, thin any of those offset highlight colors down anywhere from 50 to 75% or so. Bang down the pressure and you should be able to get right up close...often a 1/4 inch or closer, and build up highlights as you see them. With the thinned mix, it does take a couple of three applications to see the effect, but worth it in the end. If you think you had over done anything...the same mix works in reverse as well with darker colors.
Armoured turtle shell looks great Leon! What was the parts-breakdown on the hatches like? I remember doing an Amusing Hobby kit with a similar turret, and it was something stupid like 14odd parts per hatch.
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