The winter subjects is one of my passions. I really like white vehicles because offer me a large range of possibilities about weathering or effects. You can paint a winter vehicle with dry dust or mud or very fresh one. You can apply a faded whitewash or a very clean white. You can make very evideny chips or scratches, rust or grease, and all kind of dirt or effects. In this case, with my last winter KVII, I wanted create a very worn or faded winter camo, result of a prolonged period of battles. Maybe this KV is going to the the Spring. The sun and the rain entried in action and the winter color is coming inapropiated. This is what I mede under this concept. I hope you like the result:
The technique used for this case is a complex combination of hairspray technique, oils fading, chips by brush and much more. Everything covered by a coat of dirt, rust and dust.
Is important create a combinations of "more dirt areas" and more white ones, in a way to keep a random look and make it more interesting and real. Avoid do the same in the whole model.
The same with green and white areas. Is important make a good contrast between very faded green areas and new white ones.
Tool box chipped with hairspray technique and covered with dust.
See how there are very dusty areas close to clean ones. This is important to give volume to the model.
For first time, I added a big cuantity of leaves and vegetation over the fenders, like I have seen in many pictures. In fact, is hard to find a picture with very clean mudguards. Obdserv how the dirt is acumulated in the corners.
I wanted collect all my preview winter vehicles in this page, in a way to see the paint evolution. The next ones is an example of some of my old models which was a good source to get experience to paint the KVII in 1/16th scale. Some of them is really old, but I feel proud because in that time was good enought.