In Progress>>1/35 SU-122>>Chipping and Washing

Washing and Chipping is a must step in building tank scale models. Well before that, there’s actually this step called fading, but I forgot to take some photos of it😛 (gonna do it on the Stug III, hopefully).

See the canon? washing creates the brownish color around the bolts.

See the canon? washing creates the brownish color around the bolts.

Back to the washing part, washing is when you ‘wash’ your kit using oil paint to expose the details of the tank, such as bolts, panel lines, grills, etc. It’s just like washing technique in building Gundam, except that we’re gonna leave some of the excess paint in certain corner to achieve more dirty effects.

Haven't placed the hatch yet :P

Haven't placed the hatch yet😛

And for the Chipping stage, it’s a step where you replicate a chipped paint of the real tank. Paints could be chipped due to a lot of reason such as constantly endure the crew’s footsteps, rocks, weather, etc. I use handbrush to do this, because I think this is the easiest way to achieve the effects that I’m looking for .:D

the randomly brown colored area are the chipped paints

the randomly brown colored area are the chipped paints

some chipping on the rear

some chipping on the rear

These are the Oil Paints I use throughout the process

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From left to right:

Yellow Ocre (for filtering and fading), Napples Yellow Hue (for fading), Titanium White (for fading), Burnt Sienna (for fading, rust effect, and washing the tracks), Raw Umber (for washing the body), Burnt Umber (for washing the body), and Vandyke Brown (for Chipping).

that’s all for now, still have to create the oil spills and rainmarks on the tank later:D

4 thoughts on “In Progress>>1/35 SU-122>>Chipping and Washing

  1. chubbybots says:

    Man love the weathering you done on your tank ^^. heh I have a question, what do you use to thin the oil paints for the wash?

    • h4mster says:

      Thanks ^^
      the oil paints are thinned using White Spirit. I buy it in a local art shop. From what I read, oil paints could also thinned using enamel thinner…but I never try that

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