Last night I attacked the 254 with water and a couple of stiff brushes to start adding wear and chipping to the model via the AK interactive worn effects fluid underneath the desert yellow top coat. I worked around areas of obvious wear as well as adding some random areas too.
As you can see the process has also worn the overall colour and given it a more faded look. You will also see that in some places I have worn the paint layers down to the primer layer. No biggie as the next stage will be going back over the model with a fine brush and sponge to add some finer wear using panzer grey and various rust tones as well as a lighter sand colour for contrast around some of the bigger wear areas.
Luckily the base for the model arrived yesterday so I am now just waiting for some nice Alpine figures for the scene I am contemplating to arrive.