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PostPosted: January 3rd, 2018, 3:15 pm 
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Would varnishing the rubber tracks ruin them?

No, it won't affect them. But you shouldn't need to.
I have never varnished my rubber tracks before weathering.

Search YouTube for "weathering tracks". There are a few helpful videos on it.

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so how would get a muddy effect on the tracks?


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alecras234 wrote:
so how would get a muddy effect on the tracks?

Read Iggies answer, its about four posts above this, or search youtube as I mentioned.

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it doesnt say about weathering the tracks. Should just use different coloured chalk washes on my model?


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You can weather the tracks using the chalk dust and varnish mix I suggested previously; it may prove difficult to get it to stick to the vinyl initially, but once dry it should stay put ok with gentle handling.
Use a mixture of colours in different batches, and build up the layers gradually, as though the tank has been through differing ground conditions.
Above all, experiment!!

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is this the matt varnish i need?
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It's one of many available, but it's the one I use most so it will hopefully work for you. Let us know how it goes; try it on an old model first if you can to get a feel for how it goes on and how quickly it dries

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it doesnt show me on the back of the box what decals go where on the model, it only shows the paint scheme, am i looking in the wrong place?


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there might be an illustration at the end of the instruction leaflet, otherwise the box-art on the front might give you an idea of what goes where.

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Ok thanks


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How's the tank coming on Ash?

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My build going very slowly because i haven't got and weathering stuff yet nor have i any matt varnish but i can decal. I threw out the instruction sheet when i finished the build so i don't know where the decals go on the model. I have applied a coat of gloss. This is where im up to.
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That's a good looking King Tiger you've got there.

I am glad to see I am not the only modeller who keeps a toothbrush as part of his tools.

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Looking really good!

If you look on the Airfix website for the King Tiger starter set, you can look at the instructions, although they don't seem to show any decals! The pictures on the webpage do however show the placement of them. Link below, hope this helps
https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/pzkw-vi-ausf-b-king-tiger-tank-starter-set-1-76.html

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Thanks, should i paint areas of my model black like it shows on the images that are on the airfix link?


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