If I can do it, anyone can!
You will need:
- Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow acrylic paint
- Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange
- Tamiya X-21 Flat Base
- Dark brown chalk pastel
- Wire brush
- A little water
The starting point:
Paint with Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow acrylic paint
Once dry, stroke from front to back with a hard wire brush
Rub with dark brown pastel (chalk-type, not oil). Rub in with your finger
Paint over with Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange mixed with a smear of Tamiya X-21 Flat Base and a little water and that's it done!
I painted the middle one using the same process - a Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow undercoat, brown pastel BUT with a Tamiya X-24 Clear Yellow varnish (mixed with a little matt varnish):
Vary the finish by changing the Step-1 paint colour, the Step-3 pastel colour and the Step-4 Clear coat colour.