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4 | 25. June, 13:58
Spanjaard
fantastic job
28. September, 11:54
IIBSWAT .
Thanks Spanjaard for your kind comments. Just to say, to make the trumpeter kit 'reasonable' I did need to change the wheels, tracks and I changed the gun to 12.8 - I couldn't find an available tank version so I cut down a metal barrel from a 12.8 AT gun. I used 1:35 scale drawings from a Jagdtiger to get a realistic length.
29. September, 08:02
Spanjaard
lots of work, time well spent.
29. September, 13:47
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7 | 26. September, 11:24
Neuling
More photos of this interesting build and of the kit would be nice!
27. September, 08:55
IIBSWAT .
Thanks Neuling, yes sorry I'll try and take some better pics soon, all a bit rushed :)!
28. September, 10:23
Spanjaard
i fully agree with Neuling ;)
28. September, 11:54
IIBSWAT .
Thanks Spanjaard, I'll try to take some better ones this weekend :)
29. September, 07:55

September 28, 2020

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8 | 18. June, 12:44
Tomaz Klemencic
Nice. Very nice.
26. September, 15:29
Rui S
I agree, well done weathering
26. September, 21:44
Spanjaard
looks great
26. September, 22:12
Neuling
I agree with everyone above.
27. September, 08:42
IIBSWAT .
Thanks Thomas, Rui and Spanjaard for your kind comments. There are parts of it I wish I'd done differently but overall I'm kind of happy. I did enjoy the Frankenstein nature of a tank that had changed over 2 years of fighting. The pics of it in a scrap yard, immediate post war, do give hints of winter white wash but overall it looks very tired and worn. I tried to match the wheel colour to the original and used a pic of another panther from the same unit as a basis for the use of wheels with a different bolt count (new and old wheel mix).
27. September, 08:43
Tom
Great details and interesting historical background story
27. September, 08:46
IIBSWAT .
Thanks Neuling and Tom for your comments. Yes Tom really interesting, it looks like a really early D with quite a few later changes so the thought that this tank might have been at Kursk and somehow managed to make it through the terrible late war battles and survive, is amazing. As soon as I saw the pic I knew I needed to model it (with a bit of historically based artistic license :) )
28. September, 10:02

September 24, 2020

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3 | 13. July, 14:09
Johne 69
Intresting camouflage something else but olive drab
7. September, 19:31
IIBSWAT .
Yes, much more interesting and the fact it was a black segregated unit using paint taken from the Germans makes it even better. Just need to finish it now!
9. September, 19:21
jhull123
Interesting subject and nice work! Did your research reveal why markings are absent?
10. September, 00:18
Ben M
watching - the camo is great.
10. September, 01:09
IIBSWAT .
Thanks jhull and Ben. Couldn't find any info on the lack of markings. I don't think it's anything to do with the type of unit they were as images of their light tanks do have national markings. Maybe the markings were just overpainted to make them low vis, overpainted at depot or just overpainted when the yellow was added, pure speculation though.
23. September, 21:57
Olivier
Interesting piece of history. I am a bit surprised by the tritonal camouflage. OD and white or OD and black or even OD and sand or yellow I would have thought. Do you know of other examples ?
23. September, 22:59
Carlos Cisneros
Some US Tank Battalions used black and light green as the disruptive pattern over OD in the ETO. 9th Armored Division was painted in this manner before the Ardennes offensive. The sand third color is quite unusual. Earth Yellow or Earth Red Over OD was used in Italy by some US Tank battalions.
24. September, 04:11
IIBSWAT .
Black and od is fairly standard for Europe, the use of the sand (may be dunkelgelb) is not. You get all sorts of three colour camo on Sherman's in the Pacific (including the use of various sand colours and just using the local dirt as camo) but much less common in europe and when you add in the fact it's a segregated unit using it, it becomes a very interesting subject to model.
24. September, 21:19

July 13, 2020

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1:35 M4A3(76)W, Battle of the Bulge (Airfix A1365)
 
13. July, 14:15
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2 | 18. June, 15:19
Jay Dubya
There's a lot to be proud of in your model George - looks good to me - well done.
19. June, 09:53
IIBSWAT .
Thanks Jay for your very kind comment. This was done by painting all the chips etc, tried chipping fluid on the next winter camo (a panzer II) and it was a fail! Had to repaint pretty much the whole thing...might post those pics too.
19. June, 10:05
Rui S
Nice whitewash & weathering
10. July, 15:27
James C
I really like that winter white wash. Very well done George
10. July, 18:57
Shawn C.
Hard to tell it's a model...
10. July, 21:09
IIBSWAT .
Thanks Rui, James and Shawn for your kind comments :)! Must admit I had a bit of trepidation about doing a white paint job but really enjoyed the challenge. Being just grey and white certainly helped make it easier. I would like to try one of those late war King Tiger half camo and half white paint jobs at some point.
13. July, 11:42
Olivier
Well your first step into winter camouflage is quite successful. Looking forward to seeing the Königstiger...
13. July, 11:58
IIBSWAT .
Thanks Olivier, that's some time off :)...depends on what grabs my attention from my stash :)!
13. July, 12:03
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2 | 18. June, 15:35
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IIBSWAT .
Thanks for your comments Skywalker and Olivier, much appreciated!
18. June, 21:23
Oscar Benavent
Hi George, Sorry for my mistake, But hello all people by the way. I'm newie here
19. June, 07:18
IIBSWAT .
No problem Oscar :) , thanks for your kind comments and mates request
19. June, 08:35
Rui S
Very nice desert Pz IV. well done.
Just,.. if I may... IMHO the exaust looks a bit to redwish :S
I think it could be mixed with a darker pigment)???
10. July, 15:39
James C
Awesome
10. July, 18:55
Ricardo Reis
Maybe a little too heavy on the chipping, but I think it looks great!
10. July, 19:23
Shawn C.
Nice! Looks great to me. (Yeah, I agree the exhaust pipe is too red)
10. July, 21:07
IIBSWAT .
Thanks for your nice comments Rui, James Ricardo and Shawn, much appreciated :)
Shawn and Rui, totally agree on the exhaust, I think it looks more like salami than rusty heated metal :)
Ricardo the chipping and wearing is underplayed my me as the actual vehicle was a total wreck (captured, with a big K9 slopped in white paint on it), I went for a point in time immediatly preceding capture. Good, easy to come by ref is pg 17 of Pz IV by David Doyle.
13. July, 11:55

June 30, 2020

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28. June, 11:33
Treehugger
Hm, somehow this tank design looks more British than German I think. :)
28. June, 11:43
IIBSWAT .
A lot of tanks were influenced at the time by the Vickers Independent multi turreted tank, so you are right :) . This in Germany, in Russia the T28, T35 etc. Idea flopped in the UK but was picked up elsewhere. The UK were right as none of the multi turret tanks could be considered as successful IMO.
28. June, 12:10
Neuling
Very successful build of a less successful tank!
29. June, 09:26
IIBSWAT .
Thanks for the kind comment Neuling :). Having seen your work, it means a lot!
30. June, 08:01

June 28, 2020

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28. June, 11:49
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1:35 Neubaufahrzeug - Nr. 3-5 (Trumpeter 05529)
 
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June 25, 2020

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25. June, 14:03
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1:35 E-75 (75-100 tons) / Standardpanzer (Trumpeter 01538)
 
25. June, 14:02

June 24, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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22. June, 11:32
Treehugger
What made the chipping work fail? Too large brush when removing paint?
22. June, 11:53
IIBSWAT .
I tried scratching it off with cocktail stick in places and brush in others, whatever way I tried, it ended up looking not to scale at all. I did apply the white paint by brush so may be I applied it too thickly, which didn't help.
22. June, 11:58
Treehugger
What did you do differently afterwards?
22. June, 12:00
IIBSWAT .
I ditched the chipping fluid altogether, painted the whole thing white and added in the chips and wear by painting them on (as I did with the panzer III). I can't say I'll rush back to chipping fluid again...or I just need to know when to stop 'chipping' if i do use it it :)!
22. June, 12:06
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June 20, 2020

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June 19, 2020

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19. June, 09:39
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1:35 12.8cm Selbstfahrlafette L/61 (Trumpeter 00350)
 
19. June, 09:38
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1:35 Panzer IV Ausf. G (Zvezda 3674)
 
19. June, 09:33
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June 18, 2020

IIBSWAT . and Oscar Benavent are now mates.
18. June, 21:24
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18. June, 16:20
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1:35 Panzer Kampfwagen IV Ausf.D (Tamiya MM096)
 
18. June, 15:39
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1:35 Panzerkampfwagen III - Ausf. L (Sd.Kfz. 141/1) (Tamiya 35215)
 
18. June, 15:23
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1:35 Panther Ausf.D (Meng Model TS-038)
 
18. June, 13:21
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1:35 M26 Pershing (Tamiya 35254)
M26 Pershing
US Military US Army (1784-now)
F Co. 33 Reg., 3 Armor Div. | Germany February 1945
 
18. June, 13:16
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