What to do when you're not sure about your base paint? Give it a day or two, reassess and probably repaint it!
I wasn't sure about the green from the start, but I kept on saying to myself that weathering will make it better.
And as I was done with all the weathering, the only thoughts I had were "why did I stick with this colour? It looks bad!" Yep, I pretty much hated it
|It's a tiny car!|
The important part here is that "day or two" - cause not everything is as bad or good as it initially seems.
After a good night's sleep, I took some more pictures, looked at them, looked again at the model and realized it looked pretty good - the way I've planned - a battered, neglected technical.
So what did I do to the poor UAZ?
I started with a pin wash (agrax earthshade) followed by multiple dusty washes and pigments, Mig's faded olivegreen pigment and Vallejo Black Grey on a sponge for chipping.
The whole weathering part took me an hour or two - I skipped the colour fading with oil this time, mostly because I wanted it to be done fast. (another note here - it pays out not to hurry!).
So final thoughts?
Very nice little model, certainly not for an absolute beginner, but nothing crazy neither.
I will definitely build another one, this time with the grey/green camo shown on the box.
Next up is an AH-64A Apache from Italeri.