Friday, February 26, 2016
Bolt Action Tank Platoon
Our gaming club has a Bolt Action game this weekend, so I had to finally finish these 4 Sherman tanks, which have sat neglected in my gaming cabinet for ages. The platoon managed to get a whole series of overlapping weathering experiments. I think two areas worked out well. I like the oil stains on the rear deck, and I like the light pigment color. The trick to using oil, was to thin it down significantly with thinner, and then let it form its own tide marks. The pigment just required me to finally give it a shot. In addition to the pigments, there are two colors of oil paint splatter all over the tanks. I am not particularly pleased with the result, but I suspect some will like it. It makes me wonder why I bothered with color modulation when so much of the detail ends up being the result of pigments and oils.