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phlarris

1/35 Panzer Commander Advice

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Any advice on painting Panzer crew in 1/35? I’m building the Meng ‘King Tiger’ and it comes with 2 crew. However, the instructions just say ‘black’ for the uniform. How do I get shadows etc in ‘black’? Common sense says ‘shades of grey’, but this is the first time I’ve done figures, so any advice appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

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Basic most simple way is to use tamiya nato black for the base colour and the use pure plack for shadow,  you can lighten the nato black with a few drops of buff for the highlights.  Thats the basis basis of any black work i use,  you can add to this with oils and play with the tones.

 

HTH

 

Dan 

 

 

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I'd second the above: think about a pair of black jeans. After a couple of washes, the fabric is a very dark grey, with deep black shadows and slight highlights.  Photos really help!

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Shep Paine said to consider black a very dark colour, grey or blue. The advice above holds.  His book 'How To Build Dioramas' has a how-to with the example being a German Panzer crewman.  He basically dispenses with having a range of shadow colours as would be the case with khaki or OD.  White is also a real challenge!

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