|Paint and Re-Paint|
|I sprayed overall with black primer. Lucky me I still have a can of the old Walmart primer. I let that dry overnight and sprayed lightly with Rust-Oleum Camoflauge Earth Brown .. just enough to tone down the black primer a bit. This does two things .. (1) the flat black is too unrealistic .. by the time a gloss black paint fades it would be stained badly. (2) the slight brownish tinge gives the impression of the tank weathered with rust.|
I used MIG Gulf War Sand (P037) weathering powder. What you see in this photo is lighter than what you see in real life .. the camera ‘grabs’ more color. What you see by eye is not as light as what the camera shows.
Most of the light color went away after I sealed the surface with the MIG pigment fixer .. so .. the lightness is a moot point.
|As usual .. I make this stuff up as I go. I have some decals I picked up at the 2011 Narrow Gauge Convention. CONSOL sands for Consolidated Narrow Gague .. an idea .. a “what if” the various narrow gagues hand created a consolidated system – So .. I stuck the decal to the side of the tank and weathered it well with a pretty heavy application of Rust-Oleum Earth Brown Cammo paint. Now, need to add the piping .. and something that indicates it is a water tank.|