Before heading across the pond for an NYC visit I managed to finish up some Sarissa Precision pieces for the club gaming terrain. Didn’t have time to post about them before we headed out however, so now I’m back in Blighty here they are.
They are silos from the System Infinity lasercut MDF range.
I’m liking this Sarissa MDF stuff as it’s a dream to put together (gotta love laser-precision) and the results are pretty good for the money I think.
After some two-tone airbrushing I thought I’d spice them up with some custom made stencil logos, which may cause mild geekthrills.
To finish them I used a new weathering wash by Flory Models that I can definitely recommend.
To apply it I started by layering some Future Klear floor varnish to give a smoother gloss finish, and then liberally sploshed on the weathering wash. After about 20 minutes drying time the wash is good to wipe off with a damp kitchen towel.
On the MDF the grain was still present so the wash does highlight the texture quite a bit. I think if you’re weathering a smooth plastic kit such as a plane or tank then I think you’d have a bit more control. I confess that I’m being a bit lazy and not sanding the MDF to a smooth finish before priming but I think the results are fine given the small amount of time it takes (and how much I have to do!).
For reference, I used the Dark Dirt wash on the silos and added an extra bit of the Rust wash on the ladders.
Oh yes, for those ladders I wanted to do a bit of a chipped paint effect so used a small sponge to dab on a bit of rusty red-brown paint before doing the varnish + wash treatment. Looks pretty cool I think.