Friday, 23 April 2010

Panzerbeobachtungswagen IV Ausf J

Panzerbeobachtunswagen IV Ausf J

This is a Tamiya Panzer IV Ausf J converted to a Panzerbeobachtungswagen IV Ausf J using the superbly detailed and useful Tasca upgrade set, Eduard PE sets, Eduard aluminium barrel, DML late Panzer IV-stlye tracks (indie, but not magic, unfortunately), some scratching and a rather exciting early foray into detailing for me.
I completed this project inOctober 2008.
The AFV was painted using Lifecolor acrylics and a heap of MIGment work at the end. Later on I will compare this to a more recent superdetailed Dragon version, which at the time of uploading is, as yet, unpainted.
I hope you like this model, I certainly enjoyed building it a great deal.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Panzerkampfwagen V Ausf G

Panther G

'Rusty G'
Two and a half years ago I posted my work up on the web for the first time; this was my WIP at that time and was my first experience using oil paints as rust marks (somewhat heavy-handedly, I admit). The build was the first Dragon Smart Kit Panther G (of five, give or take) and was a superb build; painting it was great fun. As you can see I was still heavily into dry-brushing Citadel Bleached Bone, but I have changed tack somewhat since then having undertaken an exponential learning process facilitated by participating in the internet modelling community.
The figures are the slightly overscale Verlinden figures 'Watch the Sky'.
I hope you like the model and I look forward to showing you the four others in the five-kit mini-Pantherfest of 2007 that I had way back in my seminal internet days.
You may have noticed that I have reduced the penetration of the watermark to 20% - the size, font and content are the same, but the colour penetration has been reduced by 60% - I would be interested to know if this is more acceptable.
All the best & thanks for looking in.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf F1, Vorpanzer

Under New Management!

This is the Cyber Hobby Vorpanzer IV Ausf F1 (Smart Kit ref 6398) built approximately two years ago before I started super-detailing. Amazingly the kit took just 6 days to construct, but a little longer to paint with all of those Dragon figures (each sporting a hornet head).

The colour scheme is created using Lifecolor paints and the project was my first experience with MIGments. I hope you like it!

Keep an eye out for regular updates - I have plenty more where this one comes from.

Bill Hazard