Weathering suggestions for next time? ICM 1:35 Panther beobachtungspanzer (artillery observer vehicle).

Gauge1TrainsDK

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Dear all,

This is a kind call for my fellow modellers to provide inspiration on how to add more weathering, or do weathering differently, than what has been done in this case, to use for my next weathering projects (among them: 1:35 Brummbär early, desert yellow monotone Kursk).

Below are pictures of the ICM Panther I just finished. I am mostly calling it finished because I want to see it done, put it on a flat car, and move on to the next subject, as I am going for making army trains.

I am happy with the final result myself, so don't be afraid to chip in with suggestions for what could have been done differently or what could have been added. I had great fun building it, also, even though the ICM plastic is brittle.

The aim of this one was to try and make it look dirty with mud and rain. For the latter purpose, I used Vallejo's Rainmarks you could say in place of a regular wash. (However, I also used two layers of wash before this: Vallejo desert yellow and some brown hue). I could definitely improve to make more realistic rainmarks, but not sure how exactly. I often enjoy weathering, but also often doubt if what I am about to do will be satisfying to me afterwards. I am not yet experienced, and so am still learning my way around weathering, etc.

To save time, and to be able to compare company quality, almost all builds are OOB.

If there are any questions, please let me know.


Kind regards.



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The world of weathering is an endless one. You are certainly off to a fine start with the Panther. There is so much help and advice on the tinternet that it is a matter of practicing what inspires you and then over time developing your own style.

As for rain streaks your best bet is the art of using oils on your models. There are plenty of videos on YouTube that can help you.

Look forward to seeing how you progress
 

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Hi Christian
Nice looking Panther. I agree with Steve that oils are really useful. There are many, many products out there which purport to solve all your weathering issues - instant easy results. I personally feel that they are mostly overpriced and will separate you from your hard earned cash very quickly. These products are usually enamel or acrylic based.
Steve has some very helpful YouTube videos HERE. He uses simple basic materials - artists oils and pigments - and gets superb results.
Jim
 
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