1⁄35D9R Armored Bulldozer
The lower hull and bogies were allowed to cure a bit and then a clear coat was added again. This protects my work from damage if any mistakes are made in the next stages. One thing on the list of items to deal with was “filling in the blanks”; whereas I needed to add some chipping via the sponge method to bring out the dark rusty tones in certain areas. Sufficient time for drying was needed and then yet another clear coat would go on. Then a wash and finally some Dark Steel Pigments were added to bring out the steel coloring. While all of this is happening, there are pocket of downtime which allowed me to work on the tracks. As with the rest of the Bulldozer, a base coat primer is needed to start things off. After that, a dark rust base color was used and then layer upon layer of weathering to bring out tones and give these plastic tracks the appearance of real steel track-pads. Switching back and forth between pigments and washes and revisiting the Dark Steel Pigments a couple times I achieve what I thought was an acceptable coloring and weathering of the tracks. This meant I was getting close to getting this project to come together. Again I find myself dry fitting this beast together. By this time I had figured out and acceptable coloring for the IDF Grey to this unit. “IDF Grey” is one of those colors that is surrounded with controversy in the modelling community as there are a number of great opinions on what the true color should look like. The best thing about IDF subjects…I am almost convinced there is no exact color!! LOL!! There are so many different tones and then with the abusive use and fading from the sun, the colors seem to be all over the place. I took some of this into consideration and some literary license, so to speak, and blended a couple of colors through base coating and highlighting the panels until I was happy with it.
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