I am back again, after several weeks of painting holydays, in August I did not paint any 28mm soldier, but I built some model kits, a 1/35 German Midget submarine, 1/700 destroyer Z-25, and finally a 28mm tank, a resin one, by Rubicon Models, "Panzer" Hotchkiss H39, a French light tank in captured in laaarge numbers by the Germans in 1940 and then put into service.
As I already have a "completed" German army in Normandy 1944, I like adding new toys for them, and I fell in love with an illustration of an Osprey Campaign book, dealing with the battles around Cherbourg, where a column of Beutepanzers or captured tanks, advanced with some infantry:
The painting was made by primming the model in dark grey with Ammo Mig spray can, and then airbrushed with paints of the same brand; dark yellow modullation paints, and camouflage colours in green and brown.
Then I applied gloss varnish with the airbrush, and applied the decals, just Balkenkreuzes in turret and rear of the tank, another coat of varnish in order to protect the decals... and then the funny part, the weathering!
-oil dots fading
-chipped paint in two tones
-streaking grime with enamels
-dust and dirt with enamels
-dust and mud with pigments
-oxide and smoke with pigments
-grease and oil in enamels (as they are glossy, I applied after the matt varnish, because I wanted them to stand out)
-Graphite to the tracks.
I have not done the base yet, but I will probably do one to match the rest of the army, I hope you like it!