Remember, modelling is suppose to be FUN. Number one, they are a pain to clean, a pain to prepare (paint), they are messy, and pretty much ruins the fun of model building for me due to the frustration. I use Vallejo paints and Flames of War has some really good painting guides on their websites. Painting 3. It’s the master’s tool — you can vary the pressure, adjust the spray pattern, mix your own colors, and build a finish in fine, thin layers, preserving surface detail, blending edges, and achieving other effects that look more to … ... 2 thin coats of Vallejo Model colour Middlestone where applied with a brush. Completed 2 Panther tanks. Steps to Paint Model Kits. Here is a tutorial for painting German tanks in the later years of the war with brushes. All these tanks are 28mm. Gunther: Hi, and WELCOME BACK into the (armor) hobby! This was an abbreviated version of the way that I paint 1/35 scale armor models, but the basic elements are the same. Often AFV’s are painted in the field or in bad conditions and the rubber rims may well be painted the same colour as the hubs. There are many options available for painting any model. 2. How To Paint And Weather Model Tank Tracks Hey Everyone, Here is my simply technique to weather your tracks in any scale RC or static. No point in painting rubber rims when making a model of this tank. For this express project, I adopted a six-step painting process that took less than five hours in total. The DeAgostini ModelSpace 1:1 scale Millennium Falcon model . This does NOT work with Testors Acryl! The paint should be as thin as milk, so if you get a color that is thicker, just add a little more thinner. Thanks in advance for any help! Work in a well-ventilated area, preferably outside. How can you paint German camo on tanks WITHOUT an airbrush. It is the many coats of colour that breath life into a model… Hope its helpful. IV Ausf. Enamels: I mix 2/3 Testors Model Master Enamels with 1/3 Testors Model Master Thinner. Of all the ways to paint a model, the most effective and precise means is the airbrush. I saw another thread about which paint to use when hand painting, but was unsure if this would work for model tanks and how to do a camoflage paint job by hand. Ditto on the ventilation! If you’re building a model car, plane, ship or train, here are a few key steps to take to nail that paint job: Attach the section of your model kit you intend to paint to a wire coat hanger. Thin the paint to a consistency of milk and you're ready to shoot. Tip: This is a great way to paint model cars or tanks. German Tanks include 2 x Panthers, Tiger, 2 x Panzer IV, 1 x Panzer III N and Luchs. I then use Chocolate Brown (872) and Reflective Green (890) for the camo. Now that I have gotten that off my chest, here is the question. 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