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A Land Rover Series 1 of indeterminate length. Step 8. Wheels again.

Mick Bonwick

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The front wheel and wheel arch have been further treated to show the effects of recently collected mud. In the case of the wheel hub, a dry brush was used to pick off some of the white spirit-infused pigment before the mixture had dried. This excess was wiped off on a paper towel, and the remaining trace of pigment on the brush tip just gently touched onto the wing surface, leaving a trace of discolouration thereon. The rubbed appearance on the tyre sidewall was done by rubbing the thin layer of wet pigment that was there with a damp cotton swab of the Tamiya type.

 

 

 

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Hi Mick

I really like what you are doing here, but perhaps when you are finished you could contrast this with what you would do in 4mm - which would be, I suspect, somewhat less.

Tony

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Hi Tony,

 

I certainly wouldn't try to introduce the texture of the accumulated mud. That would be a little too much in 4mm scale. Subtle changes in the colour of pigment used would create a similar effect, though, especially if some areas were to be depicted as wetter than others. Pigments can be mixed in a similar way to paints, so in our example here we could have mixed a little dark grey with the dark earth to change the shade of dirt.

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