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|Painting Leman Russ Conqueror; By marcineczek0|
|Topic Started: 10 Aug 2009, 02:52 AM (4,677 Views)|
|marcineczek0||10 Aug 2009, 02:52 AM Post #1|
In this Tutorial I would like to show you how I painted Leman Russ Conqueror. I will try to cover all the techniques that I used, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
So let's start...
1. Befor you start undercoating your Tank you will need to prepare it. I know... You think I'm talking about putting it together.
No. I'm talking about preparing the surface of the tank.
To make the surface look more interesting I used some very rough sanding paper (100).
With a small piece of sandpaper I tried to add some demage to the tanks sharp edges, I've added scrapes and scufs on the flat and boring surfaces. That doesn't mean you have to distress every surface. Try to focus on the surfaces that are most exposed to demage like tracks covers and edges of the hull.
Here is the example of what you want...
It's not much but it will look great once we paint the tank.
2. Ok when you think the tank is ready for paint, undercoat it with black primer of your choice.
3. I take out my airbrush at this moment but even GW Spray Gun will be enough. You just need to cover it with even coat of paint. Plus airbrushed paint doesn't leave visible brush strokes.
I looked thru my computer for photos of tanks to find the color sheme that worked for me... this is what I came up with.
I like the urban camo that was used on this model and I figured that I will have an oportunity to show you weathering of dark and bright colors in one tutorial.
I've started by undercoating my tank with Dheneb Stone which would be my bright part of the two toned camo. Whay not starting with Blue-grey? because I was easier to airbrush darker color on to the lighter one. Plus at this point I had no idea what mix of colors I would need to paint the blue-gray camo. Even now I couldn't tell you what colors I used to achieve it... You will have to try and play with them yourself.
So... After the first coat my tank looked like this.
4. Now, Using masking tape I tried to mimic the camo pattern used on the tank from my inspiration photo. I used Skotch masking tape. It's not the best but it's enough. Make sure that the tape covers every gap and uneven surface so the paint won't get under your masking tape.
This is WRONG!!!
This is RIGHT!
When you are ready paint the other color...
5. At this point You might want to add all the decals that you want on your tank. The next steps will help blend them in and make them look like they were covered by the same amount of weathering as the whole tank (I forgot to do it but it's not the end of the world).
Ok so I got my camo but I figured out that since I have my airbrush in hand I could add some dust to the lower part of the tank. I used Calthan Brown mixed with Bestial Brown on the track covers, front, back and under side of the tank. Notice that You can still see the pattern of camo beneath the dust. You can do it with drybrushing too if you don't have airbrush.
6.To make small uneven pain chips, the sponge is your best friend. I took a sponge from a blister pack and ripped a small piece. I dipped the corner of the sponge in dark grey paint (I used Vallejo Black Black but you can mix Codex Gray and Chaos Black). You want to add the chipping paint effect to the similiar places that when you distressed you tank with sanding paper. So edges and other exposed places.
This is what I did...
7. Next step... Washes! I used Badab Black to outline all the rivets and shadow areas of the exposed elements. You might want to dilute you wash by adding water. Mine didn't go as well as I expected. On the bright surface Badab Black is much more visible as a stain than a shadow and can make the color too dark.
In this point I painted all the areas that would be metal in Chaos Black. Areas like engine vent, exhaust pipes and barels of the guns.
8. Ok! now to the rust and dust!
I use "Tamiya Weathering Masters" pigment set along with some dry pastels. My technique isn't perfect but it works for me.
I used an exacto knife to scape some pastel pigment onto a piece of paper. Than with a clean wet paintbrush I apply the powder to the nooks and cranies of the tank. Don't worry if you gor too much water on your paintbrush or the surface. When it evaporates you will be left only with pigment. It looks very similiar to the washes but has a very fine grain to it. Remember to try out you pigments first on some other surface. You can discover that after pigment dries it changed the color.
9. I've decided it's not enough. I used small brush to add streaks of rust with mix of watered down Vermin Brown and Bestial Brown.
I've painte all the metal parts with Chainmail. After it dried I applied generous amount of Badab Black wash, Followed by wash of Bestial brown. Whan that was dry I applied pigments. I used mix of 3 different shades of rusty colors to achieve this effect...
10. The tracks were painted in similiar fashion as the exaust but with less rust. First Chainmail than badab Black. Wash of bestial brown and darker rust pigments.
The barrels of the guns were painte with Chainmail with Badab Black Wash. Than I drybrushed them with Scorched Brown followed by Chaos black.
Now all that is left is to paint the Tank Commander lenses on the hatch and Your done!!!
|marcineczek0||10 Aug 2009, 02:59 AM Post #2|
And this is the Finished Tank!!!
Hope You like it!!!
|# Digits||10 Aug 2009, 10:01 AM Post #3|
|Very much so! Really cool walk through - cheers!|
|crassius47||10 Aug 2009, 10:40 AM Post #4|
|lovely looking tank mate, cheers for the tut, really like the rust wahes, gotta give them a try|
|Oldgrue||10 Aug 2009, 11:15 AM Post #5|
|I'm gonna have to try those pigments now.|
|MAG||10 Aug 2009, 11:23 AM Post #6|
Great tutorial - will try out couple tricks.
|# Marovian||10 Aug 2009, 02:15 PM Post #7|
High Lord Admiral of the Imperial Fleet
|Looking good mate, really impressed. Must invest in some of those pigments.|
|☺highmarshaldave||10 Aug 2009, 02:20 PM Post #8|
A rather nifty tutorial mate, very clear and easy to follow. Lets make sure this one doesn't get lost to the depths of time!
|☺Grizz||11 Aug 2009, 07:02 AM Post #9|
|As everyone's said, a very nice tutorial there! Think I'll be coming back to this one in future!|
|Cole||6 Nov 2009, 07:52 PM Post #10|
|Very much what I have been looking for. TY, cool tut - will use for future projects.|
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