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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Painting the Trenchworx WWI Rolls-Royce Armored Car - Washes and Rust

I'm rapidly reaching that point where I'm not sure the pictures really are telling the story. There are two phases to this step, applying a wash to pick out details like the rivets and to emphasis things like panel lines. I used an AK Interactive enamel wash DAK Brown (I think, I'll have to check on that). That really helped things pop, After that had dried (longer than my normal five minute drying time for acrylics) I went in and applied the MIG Standard rust wash (again another enamel). I let that set as well.

While I was taking the pictures I realized what was looking a little off. While the middlestone shows the chips quite nicely, I forgot to apply any middlestone colored chips to the rather large chocolate brown camouflage. I need to remember to fix that before I apply the final coats of mud and dust.

The Rolls so far:

Here I have applied the dark brown wash around anything protruding from the surface like rivets, as well as in the shadows of panel lines. I did not just apply it as a general wash across the entire vehicle.

Now I have added in some rust effects. I'm trying to keep this light.

I will apply mud and dust to the body before I attach the tires. I will apply mud and dust to the tires separately.


  1. I like the way it's coming along! Good work!

    1. Thanks! I am looking forward to finishing this one off though.

  2. That's coming along very nicely Kris :)

    1. Thanks! I need to start thinking about the basing now. Something muddy I think.