Needed an easy build although it wasn’t exactly quick. Tamiya has made grooves in the tires where there should be ribs. I sanded the grooves smooth on the running surfaces and used stretched sprue to fil the grooves on the sidewalls and create the ribs. Also added the pluming to the fender mounted fuel tanks using wire and masking tape coated with CA for the connecters. Replaced the kit barrel with one from DEF and the kit tracks with indy links from MsterClub.
Painted using Tamiya acrylics thinned with their lacquer thinner. A flat black preshade was used followed by a custom mix of the green applied randomly. A post shade of the lighten green was then applied also somewhat randomly. This was followed by a filter of the original green to tie everything together and reduce the sharp contrast. Kit decals were applied after a coat of clear gloss then sealed with the same. An over all dark brown was then applied and worked with a Q-tip to achieve the stains etc. This was followed with a pinwash around raised details and finally light dry brushing of the raised details. Some further detail painting was done to add rust and enhance some of the streaking and then AB with Tamiya clear flat. Pastels were used to create the exhaust stains and rust on the heat shroud. A combination of pastels and AB work replicated the dust.
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