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An experimental exercise
For color, vs light balance, vs 'visual'.

Kit #2907

Plastic kits can take on a different 'life' when aged by weathering, and when done in the right color, and rendered under ordinary room lighting they can look pretty realistic.
This is a black plastic kit, that looks "okay" when assembled, but I've never seen a nice black storage tank.

Photographed on a tabletop, in front of background flats and backdrop panels (the actual background will likely be a cliffside).
It's a large structure... almost 10x10 inches, and will need to be squeezed into a tight space.

Black plastic, sprayed with a combined mix of Vallejo browns & grays, to simulate a dusty southwestern environment.

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That's very convincing. Nice work.
 

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Looks great. I've yet to get the airbrush out but I've been dabbling with some Tamiya weathering sets. These come in a compact similar to women's cosmetics. They are various colors such as "rust" in wax or grease base. So far my limited efforts are just ok. While I've since bought all the sets ...I'm going to try some hand brush work next. Kinda work up to the sprayer.
 
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