I painted the winter whitewash to look like it was coming off a bit. To do it I painted the models green and sealed them with varnish. They were too bright. I thought they looked like candy apple green. Not what I wanted.
I then sprayed a light coat of hairspray over the varnish (liberated from the stash of hair products in the washroom...). Next, I airbrushed Vallejo Model Air white over top. I carefully sprayed it so that there was a little white at the edges and then built the colour up in the middle of each panel (very roughly).
Next, I used some water and various brushes and sponges to carefully remove some of the white from high wear areas. I tried not to overdo it and focussed on the hard edges.
|I like the individual stowage on these models.|
|Big streaks on the front.|
I also built a larger photo booth, a base, and printed some new backgrounds to improve my platoon scale pictures. I'll put up a post on it sometime in the next week or two. I experimented with some different backgrounds and black and white effects. You can see my other lightbox here.
|In the city.|
|T-34s in Normandy... I decided to experiment with black and white pictures.|
|In the forest.|
|You can see the panel highlighting a bit more from above.|
You can see a tutorial on how I painted the winter whitewash on this platoon:
Winter whitewash tutorial