Little bit more progress on the Ariete. I gave the model a very light chipping all over using vallejo German field grey then added two coats of MIG filters in this case P246 grey for bright green plus some localised pin washes. Once dry the effect looked awful so after much head scratching I decided to matt the model down and use pigments for the weathering/dust.
Luckily once the varnish was on it looked much better so I breathed a sigh of relief! now I just need to leave the matt to cure for a couple of days then it's out with the pigments!