I think I'm on the verge of breaking out of my painting slump and I started the next step on the STuG IIIs. Decals are on and sealed with a satin finish, I used a satin finish rather than a gloss to give a bit more tooth for the weathering steps. In theory that will make the washes a little easier to manage, we will see about that!
I decided I would give fading another shot on these. I'm still experimenting with this technique and I'm still on the fence about using it. If I keep the rest of the weathering relatively light then it will stand out. If I go heavy on the technique then the effect is lost. I suppose I could come back and redo it after the rest of the weathering. I might give that a go when I get back to the Jagdpanthers. After these have dried I'll do the pin wash.
Here are a few step by step shots (sort of) of my process:
|The dunkelgelb has been done, mostly on the top surfaces, the dots or streaks are the first step to lightening the brown.|
|The mostly finished skirts. I went back afterwards and darkened up the green and brown on the bottom edge a bit more.|
|And a parade shot of with the fading finished on all 4 StuGs.|
|Technically this is STuH since it has the 105mm cannon|