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Captain Pete10 Jul 2023 10:07 p.m. PST

Here are some of my recently completed Panther Ds by GHQ. I finished 7 of them just in time for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Kursk. I took these pictures just before I popped them off the nails.

BillyNM10 Jul 2023 10:41 p.m. PST

Just stunning!

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2023 11:37 p.m. PST

Terrific paint jobs and the decal numbers set them off nicely.

johannes5510 Jul 2023 11:48 p.m. PST

Great looking models

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jul 2023 11:58 p.m. PST

I need better eyesight. Keep it up.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2023 6:17 a.m. PST

Wow. Great work.

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2023 6:20 a.m. PST

I wanna touch!

BattlerBritain11 Jul 2023 7:52 a.m. PST

They look good 😊

Did you use a black wash round the wheels?

I tend to plaster mine in mud.

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Jul 2023 8:16 a.m. PST

I have never seen micro armor done better. Fantastic

Micman Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2023 9:05 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Personal logo BobTYW Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2023 10:50 a.m. PST


forrester11 Jul 2023 2:20 p.m. PST

You could be fooled that i was 1/72

microgeorge11 Jul 2023 6:34 p.m. PST

The rest of us shall hold our microarmor cheap. Apologies to the Bard.

Shark Six Three Zero12 Jul 2023 7:31 a.m. PST

wow I am looking to buy my first 6mm at Historicon. That is one hell of a bar you set. Very nice.

Captain Pete12 Jul 2023 7:58 a.m. PST

Thank you all very much. I really appreciate it.

This was a very long project and I am happy that it is completed. I am currently working on some Tiger Is for the Summer of 1943.

captaincold6912 Jul 2023 10:52 a.m. PST


What is your recipe for tracks?

Excellent work!

Captain Pete13 Jul 2023 10:49 a.m. PST

Hi Battler Britain! Yes I do use a dark brown wash over the whole tank to make things pop out better.

Hi Captaincold69! Here is how I paint the tracks on these 6mm vehicles.

I use Humbrol enamels but I am sure you can use acrylic paints if that is better for you.

My colors are #98 Chocolate Brown mixed with #186 Brown which is more reddish. No particular formula here but I mix until it looks right to my eye. This gives the tracks a dark rust color.

I paint the sides of the tracks plus the front, back, and insides being careful not to get any on the road wheels.

After I apply the wash which is late in the painting process after the details are painted, I add some "dust". THe way I do my dust is mixing a light tan color with lots of thinner. I then spray this through my airbrush from a distance so it doesn't pool up but is almost dry when it hits the model. I make several passes and check to make sure I do not overdo it.

Once the dust is on, I give the model a good coat of Testors Matt Varnish. This is thinned down and also shot from my airbrush. Once the matt coat is dry I am ready for the metal highlights.

On the sides of the tracks, I use Humbrol 27003 Polished Steel Metal Coat. This actually dries flat but can be burnished with the side of a finishing nail or similar.

On the cleats, I have used 27003 or more lately a pencil. I hit the raised cleats with the pencil and the burnish with a nail. I think it gives good results.

captaincold6913 Jul 2023 5:42 p.m. PST

Pete…..real heroes don't wear capes :)


Captain Pete14 Jul 2023 6:58 a.m. PST

Thanks very much, captaincold!

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2023 1:05 p.m. PST

As always, breathtakingly amazing! they look great!

Captain Pete18 Jul 2023 6:29 a.m. PST

Thanks very much, Raynman!

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