Tank Mk IV (female)

Tank Mk IV : front right view thumbnail Tank Mk IV : front view thumbnail Tank Mk IV : front left view thumbnail
Tank Mk IV : rear right view thumbnail Tank Mk IV : rear view thumbnail Tank Mk IV : rear left view thumbnail
Tank Mk IV : left view thumbnail Tank Mk Iv : right view thumbnail

This model is based on the Ehmar Kit. It's mainly built OOB. It depict a Mk IV female probably used by J Battalion of RTC in early 1918.

It's painted in Admiralty grey as an early MK IV.

To paint this model, I used Vallejo acrylic colours diluted with a mix of water (60 %), isopropyl alcohol (40 %) and a dash of wetting agent (Ilfotol from Ilford). Next I futured entirely the model and, after drying, would put a wash of burnt Umber in recessed lines and around reliefs. I decaled the model and next, varnished it with a mix of Future and Gunze Sangyo matting agent. Finally, I used a mix of white, Naples Yellow and black oil colours to drybrush the model and highlight details.

Tracks are painted with rust colour. Next, I applied a wash of burnt umber and, when drying was done, drybrush tracks with silver wax.

Markings come from the kit.  I must used plenty of Microset and Microsol to decaling, because decals are particularly thick.

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