Serge Haelterman

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M26 Dragon Wagon tank transporter

Building: this is the Tamiya kit built straight from the box with some brake and fuel lines added. I also added a Verlinden machine gun.

Painting: Tamiya acrylics followed with coat of Vallejo matt varnish to seal the decals. Weathering with black and umber oils thinned heavily, second weathering with Tamiya buff. Drybrushing was done with Vallejo khaki mixed with white. After this came some 'spattering' with heavily thinned buff. Rainstreaks were applied with heavily thinned (with water) Tamiya buff then a coat of buff sprayed on by airbrush; this process was repeated several times. After this a heavily thinned wash with Europe dust and beach sand (Mig Pigments) was applied over the entire vehicle. Another heavier wash was applied to the lower regions. The semi-wet mud was achieved by mixing raw umber, plaster and Mig Pigments. For questions about the techniques I used feel free to contact me at

M20 scoutcar

Tamiya M20 scoutcar, both Verlinden updates, Mission Models' superb empty 50-cal. shells and some scratchbuilding. Painting was done with Tamiya acrylics. First a basecoat was applied then the centre of the panels were resprayed with lighter variants of the base colour. At this point I applied several coats of Valejo satin varnish to liven up the colours, when this dried (love the hairdryer) decals were fixed followed by a new coat of the satin varnish. Next, several coats of heavilly thinned Tamiya buff (acrylic) were applied (this removes the satin sheen on the dusted parts and leaves you with a nice contrast). Weathering was done with oils (black, raw umber, burnt sienna) thinned with Tamiya thinner after this a subtle drybrushing with Valejo paint. Then came the obligatory chips (materials used: Valejo greasy metal mixed with black, raw umber oil and enamel silver, graphite) and finally some Mig pigments (aplied with tamiya thinner) to finish up the job. Any questions, suggestions? Feel free to contact me at