In Progress>>Morser ‘karl’ Gerat>>Part 6

In this part of the WIP, i would like to announce that the Morser is finally done :D. however, the project would still proceed because the base is not yet created. The last step of weathering that is given to the Morser is adding a little dust.

This are the tools that I use to create dust:

those are Tamiya Weathering Master, Mig Pigments, and Rembrants Soft Pastel. All of those are basically a colored powder, you can apply it using a brush or sponge. My best choice, however, is the one from Mig Production.

Mig Pigments could stick to your model’s surface easier. the pigments also has name on it. For example, the left one here is called Brick Dust, and the one on the right is Vietnam Earth. Therefore, it’ll be easier for us to determine which color are we gonna use. Unfortunately it is hard to find here in my place T.T

So then comes an alternative :D, This one is called Soft Pastels.

This may looks like a crayon but its not. Crayon is oil based and cannot be used for dusting purpose. Soft pastel is more like a chalk. In order to make this soft pastel ideal for weathering, you need to sand it using sandpaper and turn it into powder:

This is why it is different with crayon. Crayon could not turn into powder even after you sand it down.

Before I add these pigment, I spray the Tank using a Flat Base coat. Flat surface would make the pigment stick better to the tank, even if you wipe them with your hand. Adding this pigment is so much fun (especially because this is the final step) but the challenge is always to know when to stop. Giving too much dust would erase other details that are already on the model. Just in case you overdone it, you could use a lighter fluid and cotton bud to reduce the effect πŸ˜€

So this is the rest of the monster in its final form πŸ˜€

That’s the Morser ‘karl’ Gerat…now I need to create the base and paint some figures πŸ˜€


17 thoughts on “In Progress>>Morser ‘karl’ Gerat>>Part 6

  1. bd77 says:

    And it looked exactly like its real-life in active duty counterpart…

    The use of flat coat + pastel dust really makes it more realistic.

    And a diorama will make more impressive.

    Good job.

    • h4mster says:

      Any ground Mobile Suit would look great with some weathering. But not this extreme since Loto have a more sophisticated armor (even modern tanks didn’t have the same type of weathering like the World War II tanks)

  2. chubbybots says:

    Wow thanks for that walk through on the pastels! I keep seeing them in the art shops and I had no idea now to use them! Argh looks battle ready my friend! Now just the right terrain for him to get through πŸ˜€

  3. divinelight says:

    that’s awesome.
    Well, I might ask some suggestion from you when I start Loto later, it’s more like military than gunpla isn’t it.
    … but I have no much of supplies to use.

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