Dust effects

One of the most interesting weathering effects on vehicles is the dust, above all if our model has fought in wars with few paved roads, like the Spanish Civil War o the Second War World in Russia or Africa.However, first and foremost we have to think about several points. 1) Where is placed our model. For instance, isn’t the same the dust generated in the African desert than the dust generated in an European road. 2) How many dust we want to represent, a soft effect to avoid masking other details, or a strong effect. And 3) decide the method…

How to make mud

We have spoken several times about how to do mud on the undercarriage, using pigments or pastels like tool. In this occasion, I propose you other simple way to use them, with one additional idea: simulate a granulated texture. To explain this process, I have used a 15mm (1/100 scale) miniature from The Plastic Solider. As I told before, the main tool will be the pigments. Nowadays, we can find a really enormous amount of pigment colors on the market. Thus, I have an important collection of pigments in my hands, so I can get any color I want. I’m…

How to do dusty tires

Nowadays, I have less time and opportunities to write a new post in my Blog. But I’m still alive!. So, because I have painted a sci-fi vehicle in 15mm (1:100 scale) from Khurasan Miniatures, I’ve prepared this simple tutorial to simulate the dust on wheels in 15mm miniatures. Also, this is my first entry in English, and my english is a little bad. So, I apologize for any error!. If we yield to the logic, the ideal tool to simulate dust is a pigment. Because in the nature the dust is generated by small particles, like our pigments, we can…

Videotutorial – How to paint German Tanks in 15mm

I have prepared a new videotutorial to show how to paint a German tank. I have chosen a paperpanzer, a Jagdpanzer E-50 from Heer46. The large panels and pronounce edges make this vehicle a perfect model to practice the “color modulation” technique, as you will see later. The camouflage I chose is based on a drawing I found in the 1945 German Colors book from AK interactive, page 61. Inspired by the reference to real colors featured in this book, I have used the corresponding painting set from AK, AK554 German Late Color set. I have tried to compress all…

Videotutorial – How to paint an antitank gun in 15mm

Hace tres años que hice mi primer videotutorial. Me habría gustado sacar más, pero por diversos motivos —principalmente debido a que es un engorro— nunca he llegado a ponerme en serio a ello. No obstante, aprovechando estas vacaciones y algún otro aliciente, decidí intentar hacer un nuevo video. En esta ocasión, además de explorar la técnica de la modulación, me he centrado un poco más en las técnicas de envejecimiento.   Base with Olive green (XF-58, Tamiya) First light with Khaki Olive Drab (UA 221, LifeColor) Second light with Olive Drab Faded type 2 (UA 224, LifeColor) Third light with…