Jay Dubya There's a lot to be proud of in your model George - looks good to me - well done.
19. June, 09:53
George Grey 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.
George Grey 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
George Grey Thanks Olivier, that's some time off ...depends on what grabs my attention from my stash !
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
George Grey 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.
Treehugger Hm, somehow this tank design looks more British than German I think.
28. June, 11:43
George Grey 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
George Grey Thanks for the kind comment Neuling . Having seen your work, it means a lot!
Treehugger What made the chipping work fail? Too large brush when removing paint?
22. June, 11:53
George Grey 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
George Grey 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 !