Even using tweezers is hard to get them in there straight. I am using as little cement as I can. I finally figured out how to get a little less on there and the last 4 or 5 have come out looking better.
To start out, I rolled the putty into a log and layed it across the turret and then put the handles on. But the cement came into contact with the cement...No bueno. I will clean it up more and I think the paint and primer will hide it.
That is what I figured. I will just be careful when painting the turret and not get too much paint over the contact points there. I can always do a touch up with a brush around the cans I would think......right? ;D
So as far ass washes go, if I want to do a weathering wash over parts of this tank, do most of you all make your own wash by really diluting paint or do you buy the actual wash. Looking it up, I see a Mig wash made for dark green or brown tanks. It is acrylic but there are also Lacquer washes also. Is there a problem applying them over the top of acrylic based paint?
Preshading. I used black primer which after I got the air flow right, it worked great. I am using the Vallejo Acrylic-Poly primer which so many people complain about, but I have no problems with it so far.
Painted. This is OD green. It doesn't really look like it to me, but maybe once I get it covered in clear and weathering done it will look a little better.
Hmmm....I thought I replied to this last night, but I guess not.
As far as the pre-shading goes, I covered up more than I wanted to. You can still see just a hint in some places, which is the desired effect I think, but others it is completely covered. I wonder if I didn't think my paint down enough. I had to go back over those places because I could still see the primer in places. So by the time I got the primer covered up, the black pre-shading was covered also.
As far as the handholds go, I am a hand hold god!!!! ;D