are many ways to make tarp(aulin)s. One of the best known is the paper
towel and white glue method, which I have used to good effect. However,
sometimes you want the tarp to drape naturally over your vehicle.
One technique I use for this is based on Gallery
Glass Window Color from Plaid Enterprises (which is basically
the same as the better known Kristal
Klear from Microscale). I only have the transparent version, which
will allow to make water, small windows etc., but for this application
one of the colored variants of this product might work easily well.
do we need:
Glass (or Kristal Klear)
Paint (in my case Vallejo Stone Grey)
tray to mix it in (glass works better than plastic because the Gallery
Glass (GG) doesn't stick to it as much, which is important as we
to mix the paint and the GG together, like a toothpick for instance.
is very simple:
the GG in the tray. Even out the surface and make it as thin as
possible. Varying the thickness will create different effects of
draping; you might want to experiment with this.
A thick sheet that won't drape as nicely.
a drop of paint, stir to an even mixture and smoothen out again.
dry for a couple of hours. It needs to be dry enough to peel off,
but not 100% cured, so don't let it dry for weeks.
over the AFV.
enhance the effect, submerge the vehicle in water (which will soften
wrinkle the GG and push down where needed.
as needed, e.g. with oil paints.
A possible end result can be seen here.