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1/100 German Tanks

1/100 German Tanks

1/100 German Tanks by TeeJay87
1/100 German Tanks by TeeJay87


Follow-up of - this time two German tanks from World War 2, also in 1/100 scale released by Battlefront Miniatures.

Those two were built directly from the boxes and both are relatively easy to assemble, the process took less than half an hour per tank. Painting was more time-consuming:

- first I covered the hulls, wheels and turrets with H94 Sand Yellow enamel as base colour - it required two layers to conceal natural polystyrene gray colour;

- the next day I added H86 Green enamel spots, trying to follow Eastern Front pattern found in a magazine for modelers;

- when the pattern dried, I painted treads, exhaust pipes, machine gun barrels and Panzer IV's road wheel borders with black, this time Citadel's Abaddon Black acrylics (I find it better than Humbrol black enamel, since the acrylics does not leave glossy effect);

- meanwhile the tank commanders had been prepared by painting their sprue with Humbrol Skin Flesh enamel and same black acrylics used for their uniforms;

- the assembly was completed with treads and commanders glued to their positions.

The Panzer IV (the "044" tank) is supposed to be battalion command vehicle, while the Panther ("425 tank") is simply the fifth vehicle in the second platoon of the fourth company in the same battalion. Surely sounds complicated, but this is the German way of marking their tanks in WW2, not made up by me.

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alitta2 on December 9, 2017, 5:04:46 AM

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alitta2Cool! Didn't know you're also in scale modelling :)
I made some too when I was a teenager, but unfortunately I had to gave it up due to not enough space in our flat and the lack of time :(

TeeJay87 on December 9, 2017, 9:15:43 AM

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TeeJay87Which models did you build - planes, ground vehicles or ships ?

alitta2 on December 10, 2017, 4:55:00 AM

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alitta2Mostly planes and helicopters, but there were some ground vehicles as well, like a M3A1 Scout car, that I later modified to a Light Truck from Red Alert2 using various plastic elements from other models.
Unfortunately it has been scrapped since then, so I cannot show anymore :(

TeeJay87 on December 10, 2017, 7:55:56 AM

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TeeJay87I'm pretty sure the model looked eye-catching. :)