Well with the completion of most of the details on the tank I got on with the task of making it dirty. Much of the photographic evidence of tank on campaign in
shows them appearing very dusty and dirty. I wanted to replicate that look on
this vehicle. Starting with the running gear and lower hull I got to work using
a three stage process. The first was to make a damp mud mix which consisted of MIG
liquid resin and European Earth pigment mixed with plaster dust. This was liberally
slapped on to the bottom and sides of the tank, once dry it kept its satin
For his stage I used, mixing European Earth pigment and PVA glue and dabbed it on to represent dried on mud building up on the hull sides behind the running gear as per the tutorial. In addition the running gear was given a heavy wash of a European Earth and water. Once this dried I started stripping back the dirt. This is still a work in progress and need a bit of fine tuning.
The next stage involved giving a liberal brushing of Light Sand pigment which was fixed with pigment fixing fluid
The final stage so far was to give the upper surfaces a general dusting with the airbrush using Tamiya Buff to represent a dusty coating.
Well its so far so good, I want to thank the members of the Military Modelling Forum for their advise to date.