Revell Porsche tractor
I ran across this little beauty in the hobby store and just had to have it. I recently finished (and posted the article for) the Cutty Sark clipper, and after all that tedious rigging I decided this would be a nice break. It is a snap-together model, so there was really nothing to the assembly, and so I decided to put some effort into weathering the paint instead. I tried the “salt” method for the very first time, which I learned about here in iModeler. I primed the wheels and parts of the tractor with rust-colored enamel, and sprinkled table salt onto the paint while still wet. When it dried, I painted the finish coats. For the cream color on the wheels, I used Testor white with a drop of Testor yellow, and it came out about right. After that dried, I then chipped off the salt crystals. The outcome is pretty good, in my opinion.
For the red, I painted everything Testor gloss red, then went over the upper surfaces with red mixed with white. It came out a bit more “pink” than I wanted, but I went with it anyway.
It was a fun kit, nice break from rigging ships and planes! I hope Revell’s “Tractor Series” someday has more than just one tractor kit in it!
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