|Panzers on tour. Note the three return rollers instead of four.|
|Late production J style exhaust.|
|Earlier production style exhaust. Turret motor removed on all of them.|
|Looks like a rainy day.|
I painted each of these models using the same steps as in the dunkelgelb colour modulation tutorial I posted a few weeks ago.
I also played around with using pigments a bit more. I am still not getting the results I want with pigments. I keep having difficulty sealing them.
|In the Ardennes forest.|
I enjoyed painting the tank commander, even if he does look a little funny. I tried to paint splinter camouflage on his hat. Kind of tricky to get some of the distinctive shapes on the small area. There are splinters painted. And eyes. But they are hard to see.
|I didn't have any Flames of War tank commanders, so I cut up an Open Fire Grenadier officer and painted him as a tanker in dress uniform.|
|Panzers run into a patrol of US paratroopers in the Ardennes offensive.|
I'll post a short tutorial on how I converted a few parts to get some plastic Panzer IV J models (I don't think anyone makes 15mm plastic PzIV Js). I have a few more posts in the pipeline. I have two Shermans (my command ones finally) that are nearly done. I have two more stands of US paratroopers that are nearly done. I also have a post on my new photo booth and scenic base set-up that I will post in the next week or two. Finally, I built a 4x6 playing surface today and will post some pictures of it soon. Thanks for visiting and check back in the next few weeks for more posts!