I’ll try to explain here the process I follow to do de scratches to the Shadowsword.
It is my first vehicle (If we don’t count with a couple Dreadnoughts) and I now I’m doing a lot of mistakes, but that’s the way to learn how the things are made:
I used light colors to paint the tank because after the scratching I’ll do some weathering effects more…
Por ahora tendreis conformaros con mi inglés macarrónico, ya que no me ha dado tiempo a escribirlo en castellano.
Mañana* lo traduzco en un momentito.
After the modulation technique I did the light-lines all along the tank. Here you can se the highlighting unfinished.
With a blister’s little piece of sponge I apply the same light paint I used for the highlight lines. I do not dilute it, but you must try applying it with different amounts of water until you feel confortable with the paint/water mix and the process.
Appart from the highligh lines, I do some scratches with the brush too.
Here you have the paint applyed randomly with the sponge after doing the highlight lines as I said before.
For the next steps I use the brush but you can prove doing with the sponge too to add variety.
First the light color with the brush to make the highlight lines and with the sponge (and the brush) to do the light base of the scratches.
Then, for the first marks, I use water diluted paint. This way you can apply it better. Try to do it quickly and singing some happy song.
Then I start doing bigger marks, trying not to cover all the light ones wich I did before.
I start painting bigger areas…
And doing bigger scratches too.
As you can see later, I do the scratches with the point of the brush.
It’s a quite simple technique.
I don’t know how much time tooks me to do it, but once you have done it a few times it doesn’t take too much time.
Here you have a little example of the way I do the scratches.
When the paint in the brush is almost dry I push the point.
Yes it’a that simple.
Once more time…