Well this is the first post proper for my new project, and I've started by focusing on the stars of the show the Cromwells and Challengers.
I tried one completely new thing when
painting these guys, and that was dipping. Having prepared the models, I
base coated them with the PSC 'British armour' spray - it's not quite
Russian uniform but very close and a lot nicer green than the army
painter 'army green' spray I used for my Canadians - once again please
would they do dropper bottles of a matching colour!
done this I got hold of some cheap brushes from Wilko's and applied
some of the army painter 'dark tone'. I'd had a bit of a chat in my FLGS
about these, you need good ventilation as the fumes are vile, you need
to also mix very well. I looked at some examples of the dark vs strong
tone, and think that for dark green vehicles the dark is needed with the
strong too pale, but for say German yellow vehicles the strong would
suit them better. Strangely the one real thing I liked about these
especially compared to a wash, was that when I realised I'd missed a bit
or two and retouched the model, it went on more even than using a wash
which I really liked.
Anyway until next time