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Sd.Kfz.184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer "Elefant"


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Hello all

 

Today I would like to present you my elephant, which is made by Tamiya just like Stef's model.

 

However, I decided to use Friul tracks, because I think they fit better to this big giant because of the weight.

The Zimmertit I have treated with damage and some parts like the front armour of atak not used.

I am not really a Zimmerit fan and therefore less is more 😁

 

Have fun!
MD

 

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processing of the Zimmerit edges

 

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modified clamping screw

 

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dremel tool as lathe

 

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pistol port was closed by the crew

 

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some simple modifications for better details

 

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a lot of flame cut marks and weld seams

 

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my welding tools

 

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the rear and the jack with more details

 

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Ciao e a presto 😎

 

 

 

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Hello all

 

today a short update from the Elefant.


Priming with Tamiya Fine Surface Primer has worked very well-all surfaces nice and smooth 😅

Next step is to practice camouflage painting on an old model 🧐

Stef's tank is a good template for it 👍

 

Have fun!
MD

 

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Good morning to all

 

I tried painting the 3 tone camo yesterday and I have to say it was a total disaster 🙈

 

I tried the RC 3 tone camo set and the base coat also worked.
After that I wanted to spray the green spots, but despite thinning and low pressure my airbrush only made trouble.
I don't know why, but the paint didn't spray correctly. After 4 spots, the airbrush suddenly spat out a big drop of paint and half the base colour was ruined.
Many know this-total disappointment and the question of how to save the model.


So first of all, 2 Cuba Libre and the yellow completely new on it 😎
For whatever reason, I then said to myself: better not historically correct, but happy!


So I cut stencils and applied them with Tamiya green and brown until 2 o'clock this morning 😴

Square camouflage patterns are no fantasy and somehow it fits the shape of the elephant quite well.
I'll look at the pattern for a few days and see if I still like it afterwards 🤔


Tomorrow starts the PZ. III GB, which creates distraction 🤗

 

MD

 

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the pattern reminds a bit of german fighter planes from world war I  😁

 

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1 hour ago, Stef N. said:

Well saved MD. It's looking good. 👍

Thanks!

 

My airbrushing experience was really not fun and I wondered what Ammo from Spain must have mixed into the paint 🤔  ⚗️ 🧪 💩

Well, at least our models don't look the same this way 😁

MD

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I had a similar experience with my varnish. It sprayed well, then stopped, then a great splodge came out. I think a bit of old residue had detached from the bottle and clogged the brush. 

I am veering to using the more potent lacquers now as this is less of a problem than acrylics. 

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yes, that could have happened.

Probably car painters filter the paint like coffee before they fill the airbrush!?
Laquers are certainly better, but they also stink a lot.
Then there's trouble with the wife 😁

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Hello all

 

Today another small update of the elephant.

The basic details and tracks in acryl are ready.
Before the clear coat I will paint more of the Zimmertit chipping and one or two other small things.

After a long look I will leave the camouflage pattern as it is and I am curious how the model will look like in the end 🧐

I think one will like it, the other not - it's all a matter of taste 🙂 🤮

 

This week I will start building the Infantriegeschütz for the GB.

See you!
MD

 

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