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AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Painting Tracks
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: June 26, 2002
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2002 - 11:37 PM UTC
I was wondering what Tamiya acrylics I should mix together to get a good color for my Panther tracks.
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California, United States
Joined: September 04, 2002
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Posted: Monday, September 30, 2002 - 11:38 PM UTC
I would use a combination of Tamiya red/brown and gunmetal. Paint the entire track. Once it drys washes of burnt umber, sienna and tan will provide depth and weathering. Once all is dry - drybrushing the tops of the track and the teeth with steel (rub n' buff, paint) will finish the effect. The last issue of Fine Scale Modeling had a good article on track finishing.

One word of caution. On many link to link track the use of oil based washes may cause the plastic to weaken. To avoid this I use an alcohol based wash mixing acrylic paint with the alcohol and then applying the wash to the track. To date there have been no problems using this type of wash.