Tamiya tool set - part 2

by brae  

Continuing work on the 1:12 scale Tamiya tool set.  I'm starting with the polyethylene tank and oil jug.  Here's a reminder of what these looked like after assembly and initial sanding.

I primed them with grey spray primer and then followed that up with flat white spray paint.  The grey toned down the white, which is good for a base to start aging.

The vintage Texaco jugs I found online were all red, but I liked the white on the kit box, so I stuck with that.  I painted the interior of the jug silver.

I added grime with acrylic paints thinned with Staining Medium.  I left the decal whole when applying but scraped some holes from it after it dried in place.  I also cut away the shiny clear portion around the outside of the decal as best I could.  I put a dot of black paint at the tip of the spout to give the illusion of an opening.

For the polyethylene tank, I added the same grime and painted the cap red.   I mixed some of the grime paint wash with satin varnish.  Using a tiny paintbrush, I made a dribble of dried liquid down the front.

For these decals, I split them before applying so they appear broken and misshapen.  I scraped holes and removed the clear halo from these as well.

I built up the cracks in the label with white paint, followed by an aging wash to tone down the brightness.  Now it looks like a paper label that has loosened, cracked and moved after getting wet.

I love the way they turned out.

7 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

Very nice! I’ve seen many, many, many things like this in real life here on the farm. &#59;)

06/19/15 @ 05:41
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

Fantastic details!

06/19/15 @ 07:05
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

Great aging, they look used and beat up! :D

06/19/15 @ 07:55
Comment from: The Grandmommy [Visitor]  

Perfect down to the little dribble!

06/19/15 @ 15:23
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Nice!

06/19/15 @ 15:31
Comment from: Pat [Visitor]

And again, Brae, you’ve done it!!!

06/20/15 @ 07:01
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!! :D

07/13/15 @ 11:34


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