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TedUSA

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gets more exciting with each update! thanks.
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Great looking model. 
            I think there is one of these parked on the side of the A11 in norfolk Uk Its at a paintball site. 

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Extremely impressive. All of the work on the interior with the LED strips is fantastic. The Camo is superb and the weathering is looking spot on.
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Hi Guys
I've been a bit quiet, but work is in full swing. Actually my amphibian is nearly finished. 99% of elements is there, also all weathering is done. It was a massive task. Plan is not to spoil my final reveal album so I will continue my WIP later (a full photo coverage is prepared so you will not miss a step). Please bear with me, currently have to photograph my model properly and that's it. This Saturday I'm attending local competition and hope to get some attention there ;-). Photographs will land on genessis-models this Sunday - promise.
In a meantime a sneak peek... ;-)

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Doooh!! what a teaser!
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Looks amazing. Cant wait to see more.
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fantastic!!! hehehe.....laugh of joy for the great work you have poured into this project and I know there is much to come when we finally get to see it. I think it is going to be a SHOW STOPPER!! yes, the image is a tease and that's great. I respect the anticipation you are building. best wishes at the local competition.
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You tease ! Lol

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Hi Guys!
Thanks for all posts! Here it is - final reveal link :-) ENJOY :-)

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In couple of days will post all remaining steps of my WIP

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Stunning details Christian this will be beauty when all together.
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Hi Guys
Here it is promised final chapter of my WIP thread. So here we go...
After applying and drying oil effects decided to apply dirt, grease and rust stains. Application is very easy - draw an thin line, wait couple of minutes and fade it with very lightly damped flat brush. Best to use thinner for washes. Have a look at those shoots.
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It's best to choose obvious places. Stains have to be located in logical areas where above effects could accumulate. Those effects will play in favour when applied in layers. Only then we will get believable quality of weathering. In my case I've made three different layers  - each of it was finished with clear coat to protect the previous one. Next step was to build an proper grounds for dust and mud. Decided to use Nature Effect from Ammo...
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After applying thick layer of paint (no thinning) decided to wait till layer is almost dry (around 3h) and then brushed underbody with large flat brush soaked lightly in thinner for washes from MIG. This is very efficient and easy technique. Just make sure to not repeat rubbing more than twice. Then you will get a believable streaks of dust which form very believable patterns.
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After drying I lay down clear coat of matt varnish and waited 24h till all get nice and hard. Next step - upper hull. Steps are identical with the difference of amount of paint applied. This time reduce it to about 1/3 of paint applied for lower areas.
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At this moment decided to come back to dusting later one. I was very cautious to not overcook my dish and preferred to play save. Next step mud - effect which always put a smile on my face :-)
Mixture is very easy to obtain and produce fantastic effect - believable and super easy to apply! Fist, things first - let's cover my working area with good and thick kitchen roll secured with masking tape. There is nothing worst than cleaning after artificial mud - trust me!
Ok let's start mixing - first plaster (regular, available in every DIY store)
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Then sand - and again any sand will do. My one was found in local park around kids sandpit ;-P Just remember to pass through sieve prior to mix (you don't want any stones, wood etc)
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Here are proportions - more or less 50/50
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Then it's time to adding some colour thanks to dry pigments. Plaster have tendency to lighting mixture but I didn't care - later one will compensate colours with applying pigments onto dried mud)
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Now only mixing...
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And then very important ingredients - Acrylic Resin from MIG (it will help to stick all elements together)
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And at the very end - water. I had to be extra carefully with amount of it - it's super easy to add too much and then get slurry soup (it won't stick to your model). It has to be thick but not over thick... like Nutella or peanut butter. Spatula has to give an clear resistance.
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We should get an gluey mixture which best to apply with short (trimmed) old brush. Whole experience it's a bit of trial and error - I had a great time with applying it. In general taping with mud works best, but some areas might require different motion.
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After covering lightly whole underbody, decided to split rest of my mud and add a fair amount of darker pigment to one of it. Although I will finish it with dry pigments when all mud dry rock hard , good and various in shades base will helps a lot! This time applied darker mud only in some areas
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Next step - tires... process is the same. Some areas covered with thick layer of lighter mud, some areas with darker...
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At the very end of my mud fun - added a bit of water to my mixture, and took the widest brush, soak it in dirty muddy water and sprayed compressed air through it. Again, the trick was to tried it first on piece of kitchen towel, then have it for real. Keeping brush close to my model and using short bursts of air helps a lot to control whole operation!
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Next I've waited till all goes nearly dry (around 3h from very beginning) and started to wash overspray and largest mould of mud with water. Short brush soaked in water will works best. Wiping excess of dirty muddy stains is necessary. Just make sure you are using sponge rather kitchen towel as dried mud will ripe it completely and your model might looks like victim of a nasty crash with military latrine :-) :-) :-)
At this stage I've found couple of places where needed to add a bit of mud... other places get wiped till all surfaces showed no sign of it. It's best to clean with sponge - it gives fantastic effect of accumulated mud and leave no nasty paper or cotton bits everywhere (some time ago decided to kick cotton buds from my arsenal of cleaning devices - currently using only those make-up sponges&nbsp[wink]. Sadly doesn't have any pictures from that stage - at that time, I had to hurry. Every minute makes whole compound dry very hard and cleaning become difficult (not to mention I was completely covered in mud... so my whole desk, fragment of wall - all three monitors, keyboard, mouse... :-) :-) :-) I will paste photo from later stages of that night and morning after - hopefully It will do...

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At the end of my dusting/muddying stage decide to apply a fair amount of pigments all over my lover hull areas, sides skirts, and in general here and there + applied thick layer to my wheels. Where I've was sure of amount of pigments, applied pigment Fixer from MIG (which glue pigments permanently). Other areas was firstly finished with Thinner for Washes from MIG (after couple of minutes thinner evaporate leaving dry and faded texture ready for further modifications. Simple rubbing with finger or make-up sponge will change intensity and location of pigments). Here is an example of finishing my wheels (please take a note that applying with pipette is needed as wet brush will change appearance and amount of dusty pigments. 

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At the very end had to scratch build strapping belt. Photos bellow comes form initial attempt. Later decided to change it slightly and simplify my design. Also painted it and weathered with dry brush and finished with pigments.
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and this is how it looks at the end (simplified version)
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At the very very end of my build I was cleaning entire sides again (it was too mudy) and then come back with North African Dust nature effect from Mig and very lightly sprayed it all over my model and brushed down with flat brush. It leaves nice dusty texture and unify whole appearance of my model. Almost forgot - absolute last step was to weather tow rope and weather lights and front window. Again - used dust effect from Mig, spraying very lightly straight onto mentioned elements. Front windshield was masked with masking tape in shape of wipers (1/4 of the circle) so it result with appearance of partly dirty window.  

Ok, hope you are enjoyed my whole build. If you would like to have a look at any stage of my work, please look at master album at my Google+ profile. There is loads of photos which might help you with similar projects.

cheers
Christian

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Final reveal topic is HERE.

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I am so glad that you came back and presented the rest of the weathering/finish. so much info there. I also appreciate that you named each material and product. outstanding!!! we cannot thank you enough for all the instruction and insight!
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No worries Ted! It was an crazy ride...Hope that somebody will use any of my steps - they are very easy to replicate. Currently working on small vignette for my BTR. It's more an testing exercise rather full scope job - so don't have a plan to showcase it here. After finishing will carry one with my mercedes and then build proper road with soldiers and Bin Laden (those elements will be fully documented). Then my first chapter will be complete. 

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Christian


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