After a rocket start with postings about my old russian sovjet tank, it was quiet about it. If you missed it check out PART ONE, PART TWO and PART THREE. I was very busy in the last days because big thinks will come to me. New challenges will start in a new city. But more about it soon here :) Now let us go back to the tank ...
The painting was finished. Everything looked good for me and I could go on with the base. I didn´t spend so much time in coloring the base, because a lot of the surfaces shall later on planted with grass, forest ground and of course plants. So I started with a quick wet in wet painting, added the same inks that I used on the tank an dry brushed everything.
|My color range for the base. A wild bunch of colors.|
|After painting I brought different inks and washes to random places on the base.|
|I used the same colors like the base for the wooden parts, but added more brownish colors in it.|
|My workbench. Looks very clean, but it isn´t usual ^^|
|A sideview to see the different areas of the colored sand.|
|After the tree was dry I blended some dark colors in the darker areas. At least a soft dry brushing.|
|Here you can see my used materials for the ground. I collect all organic stuff in a big box together. So I can use the small parts which one fall down from the big parts for a natural forest ground. Later on you can see how it works. It´s again a technique from Matt Cexwishs Basing workshop at the start of this year. Our blogger mate Klye aka 'Mr. Lee' wrote a cool blogspot about the workshop on his blog which one you can find HERE.|
|At first I glued some tufts of grass at random spots on the floor. Usally I use THIS kind of grass in various colors. Fixed with superglue it´s very easy to handle.|
|As next leaves, single blades of grass and natural moss followed.|
|Here you can see the small parts out of my 'green box' which one I used for a natural ground.|
|Place the grass, and all other stuff in totally random order. Try to prevent simultaneously and equally positioning of the parts. The nature never would do this ;)|
|I love THESE leaves. They are all connected each other with small branches. It easier to handle them instead to glue leaf for leaf.|
|Some more roots and different kind of moss, grass and branches brought am more natural look on it.|
|To bring more life to the whole composition I placed some leaves from the trees everywhere on the ground.|
And that´s it! Everything is done. The whole project was very funny for me. I used a lot of new techniques, tools and colors. Learned a lot about weathering and to create a natural realistic atmosphere. One of the important thinks for me was the fact, that I only used cheap and present tools and colors. I needn´t big and expensive new investments to get the final goal.
In the last part of the 'The Rusty bucket' I will show you the final pictures of the tank. Unfortunately I´m to busy atm to do good pictures of it.
So thank you for your attention! Feel free to comment my doing, it would be a pleasure for me!
All the best,