I haven't painted any Panzer Grey vehicles yet, and I decided to try out a panel-shading technique. The models (all Battlefront) were prepped and primed with Tamiya light grey. Then I used Tamiya acrylics, XF-63 German Grey, then a mix of XF-63 and XF-19 Sky Grey on the center of large flat panels, then a mix of XF-19 and XF-18 Medium Blue on the top panels only.
|First time painting with tracks off. Think it'll be standard for me from now on.|
After two layers of Migs blue-brown filter for Panzer Grey the light grey was more muted. Decals were from Battlefront, except for licence plates. A panel wash using AK Interactive was next, followed by cleanup and stowage painting. Some light chipping and other weathering came next, then I added crew, sprayed them with matte varnish, and used some dry pigments around the tracks and wheels.
|The shading is pretty subtle in the pictures, but looks brighter on the table.|
|Painting those road wheels was mucho better off the tank.|
|The little 221s should give me some mobility.|
|Went with Grossdeutchland decals since eventually they will be my primary Early War force.|
|The recon should prove beneficial.|
I also got some other infantry and gun crew painted and ready for basing. Need to do five more stands tomorrow.
|10.5cm NW35 Battery, painted to match my HG troops.|
|Two Anti-tank Rifle teams and four 3.7cm PaK36s.|
I was able to make some progress this week and I will finish the rest in the next couple of days. I also got to mark four vehicles off of the mountain! Only 308 more to go!