GUNZE PRODUCTS - WEATHERING
These Yakumo Colors—Mr. Weathering Color and Mr. Weathering Paste-based weathering colors—
were supervised by the world-famous modeler, Mr. Mig Jimenez. The mud and dirt colors are made
with pigments that have been collected from all over the world.
WWII WESTERN FRONT
WY01 is a weathering paint set for German vehicles in the
WWII Western Front. Thin each color with the separately-sold
Mr. Weathering Colour Thinner (WCT101/102); or MIG015 thinner
From a modeler’s perspective, Europe was the setting of many
of the most interesting battles of the war, including Normandy,
the Battle of the Bulge, Hungary, the Warsaw Uprising and the fall
of Berlin. On these fronts the Germans used several standardized
camouflage patterns, but each was always based on green and
brown camouflage colours over a dark yellow base (C039 dark
yellow, C041 red-brown and C070 dark green). Dust in summer and
dry mud were the most common effects seen in German vehicles.
In addition to the two products used to represent these effects,
the perfect wash tone is also included, and another for streaked
dirt stains. For the most complete finish, combine with SET
Apply the wash with a fine brush to details, in panel lines,
and around hatches to enhance contrast and volume.
Remove the excess with a clean brush moistened with
YAKUMO thinner. Let it dry 24 hours.
DARK STREAKING GRIME
Stroke well Draw vertical lines on vertical or sloped
surfaces with irregular shapes and different intensity,
then blend with a flat brush and YAKUMO thinner to
soften. Let it dry 24 hours.
You can apply the mud with a thick brush to the underside
of the vehicle, the tracks, and the suspension. You can
also apply splashed earth effect with the mud product
by the flicking a thick brush loaded with product using
a toothpick. This will create mud splatter effects. Make
a few tests on an old model or a piece of paper before
trying it on the model. Let it dry 24 hours.
Pigment colour to simulate dust effects, particularly
on the horizontal areas and around surface details.
Apply the pigment dry with a brush and then moisten the
surface with thinner. Once dry, it can be moistened again
and touched up to achieve the desired effect.