This model is from the Open Fire set. I painted it up as a Firestorm troop for Turn 2 of the Firestorm: Caen campaign. This Stug was painted to match the other one I painted back in 2013. My painting has changed since then. The other Stug was one of the first German models I painted. Many of the core concepts have remained the same. The models match well enough for basic tabletop use.
|The finished model.|
|I painted color modulation on the Stug. I primed it with the Vallejo Surface Primer Dunkelgelb colour and worked up from there as in this tutorial on Dunkelgelb color modulation..|
|Next I added camouflage green stripes by airbrusing Vallejo Model Air Russian Green in a line pattern. I thinned it and used a low pressure to avoid overspray.|
|I airbrushed some gloss varnish. Once it was dry I did a pin wash with AK Interactive Enamel Brown Wash for Green Vehicles. I washed tracks, recesses, and the road wheels. Added a little soot to the barrel using a Tamiya Model Master weathering set.|
|I used some turpentine and q-tips to clean up the wash. I carefully removed it where it was too thick and messy. Once it was dry I varnished with Testor's Dull Cote. I used it at this step in the game.|
|Finally, I photographed it. :-)|
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. I know that some of these steps are not very self-explanatory as there are different methods to applying the paints at each step. I hope that seeing the process is helpful. I know myself, that I often am unsure how a final model will look while painting it. It is always nice to see other people's work and how a model looks at early stages.
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Please let me know in the comments if there are specific sections you would like me to do individual tutorials on. I have more Stugs to paint and I can definitely add more tutorials on different parts. Is there interest in a tutorial on chipping? Tracks? Adding streaks? Dust? Please post the tutorials that would be helpful to you in the comments below.
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