So the Maus is done! I have a little blow by blow (skipping the last steps as I get kind of impatient). Overall I am happy with how it turned out. I have come to the solid conclusion that you will NEVER be happy or content with your own German camo schemes, but generally you have to rely on what other people say. The model has a lot of flat areas, but overall I would give myself a B.
So this is after going over the German armor spray with a generous slather of Green Ochre. Followed by a heavy wash of Agrax Earthshade. Maybe too much actually.
Now I polish it up with some heavy dry brushing and scrub brushing of green ochre. This hopefully gets the main panels to have some texture and look like there is some actual lighting variations (Plus some grime in the cracks). I do a few successions of dry brushing, each with a few drops of ivory in each progressive go.
Hey! I skipped a step. Well I generally go over an outline in a 50/50 mix of water and khaki grey. It just gives some fuzzy edges to the camo. I then do a 50/50 mix of the camo (green) with khaki grey.
I then do a pure camo color line in the center of the camo stripes. Hopefully this creates a bit of a gradient so it goes from darkest, to lightest and blends with the actual green ochre. I then go over the whole camo set in a light scrub of khaki grey.
Final product! The tracks are done up and the base all grassed and whatnot. Here are some different views. Also, just look at how huge this thing is compared to some contemporaries.
You will see this big boy in action as a firestorm unit in Shifting Sands 2014. Here is the link: http://www.azdrfow.com As an edit, I realized I totally forgot to add unit markings. My friend will just have to slap on some decals before it graces a tabletop