Bill, thanks. And totally agree, whitewash and tracks, the ideal marriage eh
Guy, with pleasure mate, looking forward see you use the stuff one day ^^
Hi there T! Thanks mate!
And the fun sure has begun! After last update I thought the white of the whitewash was looking too...errm, white So I toned it down with a very thin filter of burnt umber oil paint. When that was dry I added a second pinwash in some areas. I used AK Interactive Winter Streaking Grime for this. And today I started to do some 'mapping' as they tend to call it. I used both Titanium oil paint and MIG productions Winter Camouflage Wash (well, I didn't use the wash itself, if the bottle sits a while on the shelf, the pigments collect on the bottom. I took some of those pigments and put them in a small mixing cup). I added small bits of paint in areas where I want to emphasise a bit more on the whitewash. And then gentle blended them in with a flat brush very slightly moistened with turpentine. The pigments from the MIG bottle (basically enamels) behave and dry differently than the oil, so this gives some different looking spots. All of this creates much diversity on the otherwise plain boring whitewash. It's quite hard to see it on photos but hopefully you guys can spot the difference a bit. First a photo pre-mapping : and post mapping Next sessions will be the 'real fun': working with oil paints...the very much fun OPR technique ^^
Hi Martin, yes, you are absolutely right. This is just the beginning though. Next will be the most fun part for me. Using lots of oils I'll try to create much more depth and color. And after that pigments and many more oils
I decided that the whitewash still could use that little bit more. So I took Vallejo White Glaze (I don't have plain white) and painted on some lower areas of chipped whitewash to create a fake 3D effect. Also, since a whitewash was basically slapped on by the crews, I painted some random spots and paint runs here an there.
After that, it was time for the real fun, the oil paint rendering technique. I used a whole aray of oil paints to create dirt, flaked paint, sooth etc...I tried to leave some areas fairly 'clean' like the fighting compartment sides, and some heavily dirty. The areas where the crew would get on/off the StuG received some more dirt, simulating their muddy boots touching the paint/whitewash. (a comparison pre and post OPR tech treatment)
Needless to say that the engine deck didn't remain clean for too long either. Bear in mind though that this is all work in progress. Not yet finished by a mile
Hi Dierk, why thanks chap! I'm quite confident you'll do a stellar job on your Panther
Mr. Skywalker, thanks bud!
What's your thoughts on differce between the right and left sides chaps? Left side is quite heavy on the dried mud (maybe because the StuG drove through a puddle of mud with the left side couple of days before) and the right is less dirty. Too big of a contrast or should I stick with it?
Been trying to add snow to the tracks as well btw but I find it hard to get it right...will need some time to keep on fiddling with it :/