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Plasto

Plasto’s Tamiya 1/48 Panzer iv Ausf H

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Now that is looking very impressive! Good idea with the schurzen and the paintwork looks superb! :clap2:

Kind regards,

Stix

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looking great those Schürzen!

 

maybe the bends on the left side are a bit extreme, the right side does look much more realistic!

 

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The Schürzen look excellent! Very nicely done! :clap2:

Kind regards,

Stix

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So camo paint on...

 

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I used the new Tamiya German armour Lacquer paints..

 

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Thoughts.

 

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Looking fantastic with the camo colours on!

Kind regards,

Stix

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More painting and weathering.

 

its basically had a filter wash, a dust coat, some streaking, a Matt coat, some pastel/pigments some chipping and some work on the tracks.. Oh and some rust etc..

 

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i also added in a additional skirt plate painted in a differing scheme to replicate a replacement taken off of another Tank..

 

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Thoughts?

 

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That is a very nice build Plasto. The Tamiya zimmeritt has come out very well indeed. The revised side skirts look a lot better and your paint work is superb. Great Work.

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Hi Plasto. That is really looking excellent. I must admit, when I saw the photos above, I thought it was 1/35 - then I thought I was sure you were building a 1/48 kit! And of course you are. The effects you have used with your painting, weathering - plus with the replcement thin side armour - really gives it a much larger scale appearance. Very nicely done. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Thanks for the feedback.

 

with the tank almost complete I have made a start on a bit of a scenic base. 

Armour always looks better with some sort of base I think.

 

this is not a diorama just a base to help the model along.

 

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its just a bit of high density foam carved to shape. I added some Anti tank cubes to the base these are also out of HD foam and glued down with modge podge.

 

the base has had a coat of plaster mixed with PVA  and the. A base coat of brown acrylic and buff acrylic to start off the concrete. I added brass wire loops to the AT cubes as sling hooks...

 

Heaps more to do on the base but we’re off to a start...

 

 

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More work on the scenic base...

 

I added a coat of modge podge and then gave it a good coat of finely sived garden dirt... which then got a coat of scenic glue which is basically diluted modge podge Matt with water 5:1 sprayed out of a spray bottle... this has given me a nice textured earth base to start with...

 

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I made sure to build up the earth by the AT cubes to give them a sunk in look..

 

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Looks great, I like the different camo shurzen panel, nice touch

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Your base is progressing very nicely. I do like how your real mud looks.....er.....like real earth!! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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So further  work on the base.....

 

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Most of the road surface disappears when the Tank is in position.

 

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Thoughts?

 

 

A Tip...

 

if if you want a cheap and extremely effective ground litter material. Grab about 20 or so dry leaves and whirl them up in a blender and then sive to remove the big stuff and use the fine stuff for the ground litter....

 

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Looks fantastic,

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Hi. It's a really interesting topic. I like what you did so far. I have a question. How you paint tracks and wheels. Separate from the model or you glue it together and then paint it?

Cheers

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Glue it together and then paint...

 

Once built I gave the whole thing a undercoat in mahogany coloured mr surfaced. Then the base dunkelgelb ( yellow ochre) then detail paint the tracks with a base colour made of nato black and hull red once this is dry detail paint the road wheels with rubber black for the rubber parts.... Then weather from there... HTH

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I do like what you have done with the base - very impressive! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Hi Plasto. Just been checking out your photos of this in the gallery! It looks absolutely superb! The paintwork, weathering and base all add up to a great looking model. Very well done. :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Somehow I missed this thread, until I saw the finished model in the gallery. Nice work, man. Very nice work indeed.

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