So this go round I thought I’d give @sgtchuck method a try and take @MassimoTessitori advice and use Tamiya paint. Like I said before, my original attempt with this method on a ZTZ-99A ended with cursing and easy off oven cleaner.
Here’s what I was going for. Not exactly this, but the impression of this.
Paint it black:
Wait 24 hours and mask:
Wait 24 hours and paint it tan and mask:
After 24 hours paint it red brown and mask:
Wait and paint it green and wait another 24 hours before peeling all the masks:
So here’s where I was:
After touching up some scratches and detail painting and clear coating and a couple decals:
I added some pigments/dust:
Nicely done there Al- I’m sure you’re glad there was no call for the oven cleaner this time!
I think you nailed it. Good job.
Good model. This method seems the best one for such camouflages.
Very well done. That method looks like it is a winner. Great results
Haha! You nailed it! You’ve got this down to a science. What you’re doing is called subtractive masking and it’s a great technique. You can also do it with Blu-tac for hard edged French camo patterns.
This tank looks fantastic! The pattern is awesome and the weathering / dusting is just right. Outstanding job. By the way, Windex with ammonia strips Tamiya paint in seconds - no need to mess with nasty oven cleaner.
Lookin’ good @sgtchuck !
Thanks for the info via PM that helped me do the Oplot.
And thanks to everyone for chiming in. The use of pigments and pastels just a couple of things I’ve learned along the way since I’ve been here.