|A mix of Tamiya Red Brown and Flat black was airbrushed on to give my exhaust areas some soot. But not on the actual stacks - didn't want to over do it.|
|And, finally, a thin layer of red brown was sprayed on as my ersatz dirt. Then a little P3 umbral umber was dabbed on to create some additional visual interest.|
I had considered the idea of going with some MIG pigments... but to tell the truth, pigments are more trouble than they're worth on a gaming piece. Or, in general as I am increasingly coming to believe. I'll have to think on that last bit.
At any rate, I'm down to just a small few steps from done - a good dull coat seal, some glossy varnish on the lenses and then the very last bit of weathering on the metal and the black areas. All able to be done with one more day's work. So almost two weeks start to finish. Not bad.
I think I can condense that time frame considerably if I'm smart about the next one.