Finally done with the tank and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out!Continue reading “Matilda Mk.1 – Tamiya 1/35 – final reveal.”
The tank commander got some dry brushing with tropical tan, and some details painted. I also added a wire to his mic.
The tank itself got some more dust and sand. I used both pigments and diluted sand colour. Need to practice more to get it look like sand entered every nook and cranny.
I’ll check it over and then I’ll take some better pics for the final reveal.
I started weathering the tank with oil washes, Vallejo and Lifecolor paints, and Tamiya weathering sets. Building up both dirt, rust and dust.
Quite happy with how it looks so far, but looking at the pics I realise it needs some more in the openings among other places. Maybe some more sand and grime.
Last thing to do is to finish the tank commander. It’s been a while since I started this kit, so I’m not sure which colours I’ve used. Have to do a search for British desert camo during WW2.
The Gannet got a cote of Vallejo silver.
It turned out looking pretty nice and all flaws are self inflicted.
The colour covers very well and sprays evenly as long as the airbrush is set correctly.
Seems like I’ve missed a few scratches that needs to be polished and repainted.
Jumping from one subject to another. I found the Matilda tank commander. He had fallen off the shelf and landed behind a box on the floor.
I need to finish painting him and place him in the turret once he and the tank is done. Will add a wire to the mike too.
I think I started this one last year, and the reason it stopped was that the decals fell apart and I couldn’t get hold of new ones with less than buying a new kit. Time went by and recently In made a decision to try and finish it anyway.
So I handpainted callsign and numbers and then masked for the white and red markings on the sides of the hull and turret.
Next I painted white and then masked off for the red colour. Here’s how it turned out.
I noticed that the red and white fields wasn’t same size as the other side. Might have to try and adjust that somewhat.
Left to do now is finding the figure and do some weathering.