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TacticalPainter0103 Jul 2023 1:19 a.m. PST

A little project in preparation for the Operation Martlet campaign for Chain of Command. Found a use for a spare PzIV for a slightly indulgent terrain project that will work well for the campaign. Full details of the build in a blog post here Dug-in PzIVH

It started with cutting a part painted model in half:

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The rest was fairly obvious and I was really pleased with the end result:

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2023 1:29 a.m. PST

That is great work! Thanks for sharing

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2023 3:48 a.m. PST

Excellent modelling. I cannot help wondering if it might have been easier to build up the 'entrenchment' than cut a model in half. The latter action would certainly make me think twice!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2023 4:02 a.m. PST

Looks great.

TacticalPainter0103 Jul 2023 4:04 a.m. PST

Excellent modelling. I cannot help wondering if it might have been easier to build up the 'entrenchment' than cut a model in half. The latter action would certainly make me think twice!

Ah well, the blog post explains the thinking and reasons behind it. Also one of the joys of gaming in 20mm, tanks are inexpensive and plentiful.

Peter12303 Jul 2023 3:11 p.m. PST

Now you just need to use the bottom half of the tank to do a hull 'up' model!!

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2023 8:17 a.m. PST

Roger that. RTFL on my part.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2023 12:12 p.m. PST

I think the idea of sawing off the bottom half was brilliant for hull down, emplaced. I suspect it would never have occurred to me, maybe because just building up the rampart is so much easier, but totally negates the whole concept.

Yep, now find a use for the bottom half!

Melkior29 Nov 2023 3:52 a.m. PST

could you tell me what you used for the branches on the tank?love the model

Arcane Steve29 Nov 2023 5:16 a.m. PST

That's a lovely model and your blog is excellent. There are some really good ideas in your step by step tutorial. Thanks for posting!

TacticalPainter0130 Nov 2023 4:34 a.m. PST

could you tell me what you used for the branches on the tank?love the model

Rubberised coconut fibre with miniature leaves from Noch.

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