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Whitewash Crica 1941/42
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 07:38 PM UTC
I have the Dragon T-34 Model 1941 kit, and I wanted to do the whitewash version. Trouble is, how do I go about it? Actually white or another color? The box photos show a thin spray of white which I am sure is incorrect, as the photographs I have show a somewhat thicker application. Can I get more information?
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 10:16 PM UTC
Probably done by hand using standard whitewash. The photos look a lot rougher than the models. Look at whole line ups of vehicles in white wash and no two are quite the same. That indicates individual applications.

The crosshatch was marked with a chalk line then painted by hand. A chalk line is a string covered in chalk that is stretched tight over something to mark a straight line. The string is plucked to leave a straight line of chalk. Goes back to the Ancient Egyptians.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 11:12 AM UTC

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Probably done by hand using standard whitewash. The photos look a lot rougher than the models. Look at whole line ups of vehicles in white wash and no two are quite the same. That indicates individual applications.

The crosshatch was marked with a chalk line then painted by hand. A chalk line is a string covered in chalk that is stretched tight over something to mark a straight line. The string is plucked to leave a straight line of chalk. Goes back to the Ancient Egyptians.



Thanks for the info. I was thinking of the Moscow Counteroffensive scheme, and a tank rather thoroughly coated on the upper areas, presumably by someone who wasn't certain how much was necessary. The book did show a line of whitewashed tanks; I read it was supposed to be light gray but have no further information.
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 04:48 AM UTC
So...what color is the whitewash and how was it applied?
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 06:37 AM UTC
Whitewash is made of lime which is white. I've seen whitewash while they were painting a barn when I was a kid and it was white, not ivory or eggshell white but snow white.

During WWII it was applied with paint brushes, regular brushes, mops, rags, brooms just about anything they could get their hands on.

Here's a couple vids showing it being applied but US troops but you could bet it was done the same way by all armies.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vM_Di9otA9Y

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=45VTeU7XJ7M

https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/ussr/tanks-2/t-34/t-34-hex-167/

https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/ussr/tanks-2/t-34/t-34-hex-168/

https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/ussr/tanks-2/t-34/t34-soviet-tank-15/

https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/ussr/tanks-2/t-34/t-34-early-313/

https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/ussr/tanks-2/t-34/t-34-hex-219/
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 07:35 AM UTC
I've used Tamiya white with a few drops of light grey or buff added. The hairspray method makes for a nice worn whitewash.

Some inspiration:
https://meditationsonahobby.blogspot.com/2014/12/dragon-t-3476-mod-1941-135-review-part.html





Tamiya also makes two very usefull snow products. Snow effect and Powder snow effect.