Ok, I got myself organised, took photos and am ready for a step-by-step tutorial on my vehicle painting technique
First up, the tank undercoated. You'll notice i've put the transfers on already, and touched up the black on the clear edges of the transfers. This will help prevent "lifting" later on.
Next I stipple the base colour on the tank leaving the edges and recesses black.
Then a coat of the new badab black wash (saves me thinning the old ink down ;))
And another thinner stipple of the original base colour
Then an intermediary highlight, again stippled, covering about 3/4 of the basecoat
Lastly on the armour, a severe highlight covering a max of 1/4 of the previous coat and the rivets
The next step is to touch-up the transfers, add any other markings or badges, paint the company colours on the sides and basecoat the metal areas. I basecoat in what is roughly snakebite leather with a bit more red.
The areas which will be brass then receive an intermediary highlight which has had yellow mixed into the original colour
Then a final highlight with white & yellow mixed in
The tracks then receive a wash of badab black/brown ink and a scruffy stipple of the original metal basecoat mixed unevenly with fiery orange and blood red, followed by an uneven light drybrush of chainmail and a coat of badab
Now the weathering powders, I use "Tamiya Masters Weathering Sets A & B" and a wide flat half-dead old drybrush to apply them. Use forcefull circular motions to collect the powder on the brush. I Start with the "mud" powder from set A, this I apply to all of the tracks and surrounding areas, and the lower part of the tank, using small circular motions on the tracks and up & down for the hull
Then the "rust" from set B applied lightly over the tracks, the "soot" also from set B around the engines, exhaust pipes and gun barrels and then the "sand" from set A applied to middle and upper regions of the tank with only front-to-back strokes of the brush
Spray with a high quality matte varnish,