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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

28mm WW2 Aussie Tanks

As noted in a previous post, I had taken pictures before muddying them up. This post is to show them with the mud.


The "mud" I used was a mix of Vallejo Dark Earth texture paste, brown ink and some "scrub mix" (static grass, clump foliage, foam flock and chopped lichen) that I'd prepared a while back. This was applies using a brush. After applying it around the tracks, sides and the lower hull, I then went a bit stupid and started lightly stippling mud further up the tank. I did that slightly too much and I'm not overly happy with the result, but the only way I can get rid of it is to strip the tanks back to bare resin/plastic.

I did finish painting and washing the batch of Aussie infantry last night. I took a couple of pics this morning before brushing on a coat of Klear.

I've also primed the 15mm tanks black today. My plan is to get the main colours down with the airbrush tomorrow. If I have time, I'll also try to paint the details, but that might be a job for Saturday.


  1. Great work with the mud Tamsin, very real and I should know living in a field in rural Ireland!

  2. Excellent work with the weathering, the entire collection is quite striking

  3. Very good mudding... 😋😉 without mud on the fingers !
    Women touch !😇

  4. Don't stress the mud - it looks very good - and in that environment you could have used three times as much and it would still look realistic... very good..

  5. I think the muddy tanks look great!

  6. I know how it feels to have overdone weathering!
    It looks like the tanks have been wading through very deep mud, or some mud in a column, where mud could have been thrown up by previous vehicles. If you are not happy, strip and repaint. Tough to do but you will be happier!

  7. @ Francis - thanks! Living in a muddy field? Have you become a scarecrow? ;)

    @ Dartfrog - cheers! Glad you like them :)

    @ l'Empereur - thanks! :)

    @ Steve - cheers! I could definitely have got more mud on the tracks and around the lower front hull; it was more the stippled splatter that I was unhappy with :)

    @ Stew - thanks! :)

    @ Herkybird - cheers! I've decided that I can live with how they look :)

  8. I quite like the weathering, Tamsin. These things can get filthy, especially in wet weather. Well done.

  9. I've used Vallejo textured paint myself and not does it dry hard. I like the weathering on your models myself. Nice job.

  10. @ Curt - thanks! It was especially wet and muddy in New Guinea from what I've read :)

    @ Lee - cheers! Once it's dry, it's stuck there forever ;)