The panzer units are coming along nicely, I must say I am overwhelmed by the ease of paint job that is allowed from using the
model air range. Although the base
armour colour was a couple of light coats of Tamiya dark yellow paint (spray)
the actual camouflage is done with Val .041 armour brown and Val .011 armour
green. Completed in no time with the air brush. No thinning of the colour is
required because they come pre-thinned and flow through the air brush with no
difficulty. This has allowed me to obtain the smokey and feathered eding to the
stripes that would have proved very difficult to achieve with a standard brush. Vallejo
The tracks, spare track sections and outer edges of the running wheels as well as the front and spare tyres on the SDK’s received a base coat of generic black. Then the track sections only were dry brushed with Val .920 German uniform.
Here you can see the various stowage has been painted in their base colours, where possible I have chosen a lighter colour, this helps to add some contrast to the piece and also draws the eye to the detail without losing the item to the camouflage pattern.
Gerry cans Val .823 Luftwaffe cam green or Val .920 German uniform Tarpualine sheets 1 to 1 mix of Val .914 green ochre and a generic white.
Tarpualine sheets 2 generic light grey
Cases and storage boxes Val .823 Luftwaffe cam green. All tool handles Val .875 beige brown
Tie down straps Val .871 Leather brown or Generic black you could also use Val .846 mahogany.
The stowed backpacks are painted as follows. Val .914 green ochre, bedroll blankets as a generic grey. Any bread baskets or pouches or canisters as your chosen infantry paint guide suggests. Next stages are to gloss coat, decals, wash and weather and a couple of matt top coats to finish.
So what next?
Well I’ve just completed the build and base coat on the Tiger (more on this to follow), and working on the PAK 38s. The officers / command units are completed 2 x 6 man units for the Panzer Grenadiers and 1 x 5 man unit for the Ost Grenadier platoon. A 75mm anti infantry gun has also been completed, along with a heavy mortar position.