Wow, after a considerable time, I finally managed to get back to the workbench. Here's my latest progress on several models.
I'll start with the church. Since I was putting a brown wash on the Austratt turret base, I also experimented with it on the side of the church building:
Later on I'll drybrush some lighter grey over that to see how it looks.
Speaking of the Austratt turret, here is the base with the brown wash on it. It can barely be seen in these pics but I assure you it is there and visible:
I had also tried a dot filter on the sides of the turret as well, but it is not very visible here either:
Later on I glossed this turret, then did a brown wash on the rivets, protrusions and seams and then dull coated this:
Again, not very visible in these pics; all the effects can be seen better in person. After all this, I've declared this beastie done.
Moving on, I experimented again with a dark earth drybrush on a portion of the church roof. The left side is not drybrushed, the right side is:
That drybrush was done over a base coat of Oily Black paint on the tiles.
Continuing on with ground elements, I was able to move forward on my George Creed Tribute Build for my friend. I first shot a modulation of a lighter green over the cab, trailer and missile:
The missile was also drybrushed at this time. After that, just for fun I fitted the missile onto the trailer to see how it looks:
I then detail painted the tractor portion with some Oily Black on the chassis and suspension as well as finished off the painting on other parts:
That chassis and suspension later got a dry brush of steel over it.
After that it got glossed for a wash. There seemed to be no markings on this tractor; at least the instructions didn't show any which I thought as odd, but I moved on. I wanted this done so I glossed the trailer and the missile and added the decals to both of them:
Here is the missile and trailer all dullcoated after the decals had dried:
My George Creed Tribute Build is finally done.
After this I also moved ahead on my Israeli Nagmachon. There was a lot to before the photo etch went on. First off, I painted the photo etch. Then I glossed the model and added the decals plus a medium brown wash:
Next came the dull coat and drybrush of a light sand over the details, as well as the painting of the machine guns:
Finally the tracks and last side skirts were installed. This one is ready for the photo etch screens:
And finally, I did manage to get some progress done on one of my aircraft. The Israeli Sufa needed more seams and gaps filled so I added some more Mr. Surfacer 500 to them:
After some sanding and repainting, it looks much better. It still ain't perfect, but I'm far more happy with this:
Next up will be the other two camouflage colors.
And that completes my progress for this month so far. Hopefully I can finish that Nagmachon and Sufa this week.
Thanks all for looking in, comments are most welcome.