I thought some of the sand grain was too rough, so I decided to add a layer of Tamiya Texture paint. It already got a nice sandy desert color as well. Not completely dry in the photos.
I also made a bit of work of the broken tow cable: gave it a wash with MIG light rust wash, and while still wet I dabbed some MIG rust pigments in it. Also, the tow cable had was chipped using a sponge and AK chipping color of their rust set.
the front fender and the turret bin have bin glued on again as well. Still need to cover up some bare metal chips on the gun barrel due to the drop.
And I defo need a decent background for the bigger stuff, 'cause this one ain't working for me...
Bill, Rob, Dupes, BJ and T, thanks fellas, glad you like the sandbox
I gave the base a light wash today to pop out some more details: used thinned Vallejo flat brown, since the base for the groundwork consists out of florists' foam, I didn't want to take any risk using oils or enamels thinned with mineral spirits.
After the wash the base turned out a bit too brown, so off I went and played with pigments. Can't say I find pigs easy to work with in general (except for rusty stuff, and even that ain't 100% foolproof), but I think it's ok. For the sand I applied MIG Beach sand here and there (resulting in a 'patchy' sandbox, which I think makes it less monotone). I also added some MIG black smoke and rust pigments on the groundwork at the area where the tank burned out. For the remains of the burned rubber wheels I added MIG ashes white. Some beach sand pigs were applied to the tank as well.
This photo clearly shows there's still some work to be done: look at the area where the sand meets the tracks at the back...there's still some kind of gap :
So, that's it for today, any suggestion or missed details, please let me know
And if someone could explain me how I can add a sunny sky background using Photoshop Elements, it would be cool ^^
Nice work on the tones and variation, definitely adds more depth to the sand box. I kept thinking along the same lines of 'needs more cowbell' in regards to the sand dilemma you're facing with the tracks.
Ferk!!!!................how have i missed this one , sorry me `ol Belgian buddy i didn`t even know this one was moving .
It`s brilliant fella..........fantastic effects and the base really fits the bill, ya not helping my 55/62 affliction here matey , if i do another armour build at some point it will be another `T` series .............fabtabulous work fella