Got home from work at 16:00, had a shower, opened a beer and started on the paint .
I have used Hobby color water based acrylics as per the instructions, I started off with neat H80 Khaki green, this was then lightened with H404 Khaki brown and finally a few drops of white H11 for the last high-lighting . The seat covers got a mix of Revel Aqua black 08 and dark green 68, this I also used on the ammo tubes for the 106mm So after 4 steps in roughly an hour, we have this .
Steve, cheers too fella . These Hobby Colors are old stuff, I have quite a few in my paint stash. These are extremely easy to use too, almost as simple as Tamiya paints . To thin them I use the good ol' blue coloured Aldi glass cleaner .
Looks great, Paul. Let's go four-wheelin'----with a recoiless rifle.
"You watch the world exploding every single night Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light, Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again......" ------"The Wicker Man", by Iron Maiden
I got back on here yesterday, if only to get the dirt rolling . I didn't have any Vietnam earth pigments in stash so I had to make my own. I used VMS burnt armour purple highlight and Vallejo dark yellow ocher, can't remember the ratio just kept mixing in the ocher till it looked okay .
To this pigment cocktail I mixed in VMS Alkyd binder, and slapped it all over the jeep . I now know why they say less is more , next time I shall use less as it easier to get the effect you're after that way. Also you don't need as much weathering carrier to clean the bugger up .
Anyway this is where we are for now , there is also a dude being set up as I would like to make a small base for this one too. After all I have enough Vietnam dirt to last a lifetime now .