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Voroshilovets Artillery tractor – Part 9: Wash

It’s been a while since my latest post on Voroshilovets build. The main reason is that somehow when I was looking at the model I was not happy with it. I could not say what exactly I did not like about it, but I guess it felt little flat. In spite of the weathered whitewash and chipping, it still did not have the depth I was looking for. Not sure what to do about it I set it aside.

This Thursday I brought the kit to our regular Flightlines session and got a lot of encouragement from my friends (thx), so decided to tackle the problem. I chose to test another product from the AK line, this time the Dark Brown wash for green vehicles (AK045). I applied it mostly undiluted on the side cargo walls and cab and I am very satisfied with the result.

As can be seen from the pictures the wash darkened the finish and added depth especially on the simulated wooden surface of the cargo walls.

On the cab I had to lift some of the wash from the roof to avoid the area looking dirty, especially on top of the marking (this is very often a problem with weathering of the model – instead of looking weathered scale vehicle, it is just dirty model…).

I am not sure how much time I will be able to spend on this kit in the next days, as I am trying to focus on finishing Ka-Mi and also building Merkava IV, but will see…

See previous part

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