Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 12

Put a gloss clear coat on in preparation for weathering. Once that was done I applied a mist coat of Tamiya XF-57 Buff and X-20A Thinner at about a 75:25 ratio. This helped knock down the starkness of the base color and added some ‘dust’ to the model.

I had left the kit for a few weeks and as I was about to resume work, disaster strikes in the form it falling onto the floor.  No major damage but a few small parts have gone missing. It will definitely be a painting test bed for future builds now.

I continued by doing a pin wash using the Tamiya Panel Accent Color.  I have the black and brown and they both work very well for getting into crevices to represent where the dirt and grime accumulates. 

I then applied Vallejo rust to the back exhaust pipes and some Vallejo fuel spill to the engine deck area.  This will need a second application as I continue to weather.

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