Lots and lots of Gaslands goodness this weekend. As you can see from the photo above, I've been rather busy.
On Thursday I took the other 41 cheapo car bodies into work to spray prime, then gave them a wash of Agrax Earthshade on Friday evening. Yesterday I sponged on rust colours and then stippled on hairspray with a brush.
|Should have taken a close-up pic to show the rust effect.|
Of course, when I did the hairspray step I forgot that I hadn't hit them with spray varnish, but decided to go ahead anyway and just test a couple of cars before proceeding with the rest. Luckily it wasn't a disaster at all - maybe it's just with the salt technique where it's needed? After the two test cars I did the rest in batches, airbrushing the coat colour, letting it dry for a while and then chipping before repeating for the next batch.
And here's how they look:
|The two light greens are actually subtly different shades.|
The first 9 cars are finished for now - the plastic chassis and insert parts have been painted & rusted and the cars reassembled (handily these were screwed rather than riveted).
I'd used the second six to work on the hairspray technique, stippling it rather than painting it on. I think the effect looks much better than my first try:
|Original salt; batch 2 hairspray; original hairspray.|
When the other 41 are finished, I'll be givign them all a dirty wash or two to weather them, then they'll be used to make up some scatter terrain.
I've also been gradually working on the battle-bus. It's mostly done, just some details that need adding. The only problem is that I need some 1mm brass rod which I've discovered I've run out of and had to reorder. And some more 2mm brass road, which I have also run out of and forgot to order - drat!
Anyway, WIP pics of the battle-bus:
|Crew pit with ledge for stocks of grenades, molotovs etc...|
Not all of those wheel hubs are for the battle-bus - they're just going to get primed and painted together.
While I'm waiting for all the bits I need to arrive (and for the weather to improve so I can do spray priming) I'll have to find something to do. Maybe start prepping some vehicles for a couple of teams for Gaslands or maybe it's time to paint that test figure for my WW2 Aussies.