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machinehead20 Jun 2022 3:04 p.m. PST

Panzer IV by Victrix and armored cars by Arrowhead Miniatures.

DSCF1809 (1280x426) by machinehead1956, on Flickr

DSCF1811 (1280x426) by machinehead1956, on Flickr

DSCF1812 (1280x556) by machinehead1956, on Flickr

DSCF1814 (1280x535) by machinehead1956, on Flickr

DSCF1815 (1280x397) by machinehead1956, on Flickr

myxemail20 Jun 2022 4:46 p.m. PST

Very well done. I like the subtle differences in the color that each model has.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 3:32 a.m. PST

Magnificent IMHO

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 1:29 p.m. PST

I will ask a dumb question ( I tend to do that)

Myxemail commented on the subtle differences in colour, to which I would agree, even more in a smaller scale.

But how did you do it? These cannot be sprayed on….surely…but they look it. I would be happy with these in 1/35 scale, but this small…..?

Stipple brush maybe? But they are wonderful.

Next you must do Second French Armoured Division (US 3rd Army) of Leclerc to face them (as 2eme DB) with names lettered all along the side of course.

machinehead21 Jun 2022 2:33 p.m. PST

Thanks all.
After base coating I hit them with a Vallejo sepia shade wash. On the armored cars I painted in the camo using Vallejo German cam. medium brown and cam. olive green mixed with Middlestone to lighten it up. then I used Ak Resedagrun and Mig Schokobruan in spots on the previous brown and green to vary the color of the camo. Then I go back in with Vallejo Middlestone to the yellow which still has the sepia wash on it and do the same thing, overpainting most of it but leaving some of the washed yellow still there.

The Panzer IV started the same way, base and wash. This time I used Mig redbrown but I shook the bottle once or twice. Mig and Ak paints are real thin so what I wanted was a lot of binder and not much pigment giving it a light transparent look. For the green the same thing with either Ak or Mig resedagrun (I don't remember which one). Then I used Mig red brown mixed with Mig Schokobruan to make it less red and applied like on the armored cars. Same with the green only I used a darker resedagrun, again can't remember if it was Ak or Mig (So shoot me! Lol I had a "gummy" :D). Then back into the dark yellow the same way as the armored cars. I've never used an airbrush and no stippling involved :D I hope that this was helpful.
Mig makes this stuff, going to order some and try it out.

machinehead21 Jun 2022 3:01 p.m. PST

There is one thing I would really like to master, getting a realistic dusty look without using powdered pigment. I've tried washes, filters and real thinned down paint including Mig washable dust and just can't seem to get it to look right.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2022 3:38 p.m. PST

Nice work. Good looking models.

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