#AMMO Quick Tips: How to paint AFV tracks (dry, dusty soils)by David Perez

1. – For this tutorial we have used the tracks of a ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. Gray One Shot Primer provides a strong base for the subsequent paint job.
2. – When the primer is dry, we paint the parts with Chipping color.
3. – Now the fun begins! First of all, we create a slurry by mixing Dry Earth A.MIG-1750 from the Splashes range with pigments: North Africa Dust A.MIG-3003.
4. – The paste is then applied all over the track surface, wriggling it into all the crevices to ensure it reaches every nook and cranny.
5. – Once dry, the excess is rubbed off with a piece of sponge or packing foam.
6. – Now we use the sponge technique and acrylic Chipping Color A.MIG-0044 over all the raised details. This will bring the metallic appearance back to the track links, lost when we applied the dusty slurry.
7. – Last, a make-up sponge dabbed into metallic pigment is rubbed against the contact points of the track threads, guide teeth, etc.
8. – The finished tracks.

Paul Tosney – Editor
ModelBuilder International

Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.


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