Here is the continue the painting of the Chieftain Mk5 painting guide for my coming BAOR force.
For previus steps see this bloog post: Team yankee chieftain painting guide 1
Step 9: Hand painting step, I used following colours for the painting:
Tracks - Vallejo 70.836 London Grey
Rubber pads and road Wheels - Vallejo 70.980 Black green
Gun and vision slots - Vallejo 70.995 German grey
Heat cover on gun - Vallejo 70.988 Khaki
This is all hand painting done, not very time consuming.
Step 10: I paint gloss varnish Before applying decals I also use Vallejo decal fixer after positioned the decals. Wait over night so the decals attach properly.
Step 11: Satin varnish with Air brush on complete tanks.
Step 12: Wash step, I use oil wash sins it´s cheap and effective. I use oil Paints from Winston newton. I make an mix with 30% Burnt Siena and 70% Payns grey and dilute it heavily with god quality thinner. Then do I cover the complete tank with the wash.
Wait for 15-20min
Then can I take an brush with some thinner and Clean the areas where the wash is to heavy or where I don´t want the wash.
Step 13: Mig Dark Mud wash on the tracks and other areas subjected to mud.
Step 14: Pigment, I make an mix of following Vallejo pigments:
- 25% Burnt Umber
- 25% Nature Siena
- 50% Light Siena