The World of Tanks Village Diorama is now available!


So, you may remember our little advent calendar giveaway with World of Tanks. Well, you can now get the whole set in one go with Wippit’s new multipart function. That’s 20 tiles with additional add-ons to build up your diorama. Plus, it works with any of the miniature tanks available AND we’re about to show you how to paint it to life!


Step by step:
1.Preparing the tiles:
After printing, the parts should come out clean, but remember that any filament excess can be removed carefully with a craft knife. If by any chance you find any small gaps, use Green Stuff or Milliput to fill them. Once you have all the tiles, base coat them with black paint. I used Citadel Chaos Black. Remember to always prime your models before applying any paint on them.



2. Painting the Tiles:
Since this project has a considerable number of pieces, I will show you a reduced number of easy painting methods that will allow you to paint everything with ease.

The Paving:
The first thing to paint is the paving. Apply a basecoat with grey (Sombre Grey - Vallejo 72.048). You can use airbrush or brush, but I generally use airbrushing for big surfaces. Follow the first coat with a dry-brush of white (Arctic White - Vallejo 72.002). You can add colour variations with another dry-brush of brown (Smokey Ink - Vallejo 72.068).

The Bunker:
This tile is a very interesting piece to work on with a reduced palette of colours. Start by applying a basecoat of khaki (Khaki - Vallejo 72.061) followed by a wash of diluted brown ink (Smokey Ink - Vallejo 72.068 50% + Water 50%). Once the layer is dry, repaint the sandbags and the wood with the original colour. You can add a different tone to the wood with a second wash (Smokey Ink - Vallejo 72.068 30% + Water 70%). Add white to the khaki for highlighting the sandbags and the edges (Khaki - Vallejo 72.061 50% + Arctic White - Vallejo 72.002 50%). Use this mixture and brown ink (Smokey Ink - Vallejo 72.068) to paint some woodgrain. Finish the model by painting the empty areas with black (Black - Vallejo 72.051) and the machine-gun with a layer of dark metal (Gunmetal - Vallejo 72.054 50% + Black - Vallejo 72.051 50%) highlighted with silver (Chainmail Silver - Vallejo 72.053).



The Stone Bridge:
Paint this tile with the same method as the paving. Use diluted blue to apply a quick glaze (Turquoise - Vallejo 72.024). Unify the whole element with a dry-brush of grey (Stonewall Grey - Vallejo 72.049) and a final highlight of white (Arctic White - Vallejo 72.002). Add some moss effect with thinned Green (Sick Green - Vallejo 72.029 50% + Water 50%). Apply it only in the parts where it would appear due to humidity. For the natural elements, use blue for water (Turquoise - Vallejo 72.024), brown for the sand (Khaki - Vallejo 72.061) and green for the grass (Sick Green - Vallejo 72.029). Apply a wash to the sand and the grass to create a muddy effect with brown ink (Smokey Ink - Vallejo 72.068).



The Armoured Tree:
Start with a basecoat of metal (Gunmetal - Vallejo 72.054). Paint the decorations with the colours you prefer. In my case I used red and gold (Gory Red - Vallejo 72.011 and Bright Bronze - Vallejo 72.057). For extra decoration, you can add some snow effects, not only to the tree, but to any of your tiles. I used Citadel Valhallan Blizzard.



The Fountain:
Use the same method that you used in the bridge and paving. Add extra details of moss with diluted green (Sick Green - Vallejo 72.029 50% + Water 50%) and frozen water (Turquoise - Vallejo 72.024). Remember to dilute your paints for glazing over painted surfaces and let every layer dry before applying the next one.



The Church:
Paint the model with a basecoat of khaki (Khaki - Vallejo 72.061) and apply a wash of brown ink (Smokey Ink - Vallejo 72.068). Finish the facade by applying a dry-brush of the original colour followed by a second dry-brush of white (Arctic White - Vallejo 72.002). For the wooden elements apply brown (Earth Vallejo 72.062) with a wash of brown ink (Smokey Ink - Vallejo 72.068). Paint some woodgrain with khaki (Khaki - Vallejo 72.061). Use metal (Gunmetal - Vallejo 72.054) of the details in the doors.
For the stonework, start with a basecoat of grey (Stonewall Grey - Vallejo 72.049). Outline the bricks with diluted black (Black - Vallejo 72.051) and highlight them with a dry-brush of white (Arctic White - Vallejo 72.002). Apply a base of dark blue (Turquoise - Vallejo 72.024 75% + Black - Vallejo 72.051 25%) to the glass. Apply a first light with blue (Turquoise - Vallejo 72.024) just in the areas the light (Arctic White - Vallejo 72.002) would reflect. Finish with a touch of white (Arctic White - Vallejo 72.002) for the final light. Finish the model by painting the roof trim and battlements with Dark Red (Gory Red - Vallejo 72.011 50% + Black - Vallejo 72.051 50%) and highlighting with orange (Hot Orange - Vallejo 72.009).



The House:
The last example is the house. Apply a basecoat to the ground floor of grey (Stonewall Grey - Vallejo 72.049) and of khaki (Khaki - Vallejo 72.061) to the first floor. Unify both colours with a wash of diluted brown ink (Smokey Ink - Vallejo 72.068 50% + Water 50%) and finish the highlighting with a dry-brush of white (Arctic White - Vallejo 72.002). Paint the damaged walls with Brown ink (Smokey Ink - Vallejo 72.068), thinned for better flow and in several layers. Basecoat the roof with dark grey (Sombre Grey - 72.048) and highlight by dry-brushing white grey (Wolf Grey - Vallejo 72.047). You can add some weathering by staining the roof with brown ink like in the paving. For the doors and glass use the same methods as inn the church.



Hope you have enjoyed the post. If you have any doubts you can find the whole process in Wippit’s Official YouTube Channel. To finish, see the fully painted model below. Be sure to tag us if you have a go!
Miguel Sousa