I finally finished this thing. This is the Dragon Panzer IV E (6264) finished as a DAK vehicle. The crew are from Valkyrie except the driver who was a spare Dragon figure with a Warriors head and painted with Vallejo’s. The drivers head set is from Royal model. The tank was painted almost entirely with AK Real Colors- first time I’ve used them and they are fantastic. I gave the model a black pre shade coat then used AK RC 8020 and then lightened the base coat with AK white in a cloud pattern. I used AK third Gen German grey on the inside of the hatches. Elfbein was used for the turret interior. The road wheels were painted with rubber black and the tracks were initially painted dark brown and weathered with Life Color series of rust colors as was the muffler. I used AK enamel dark brown wash on the whole vehicle. I then dry brushed with oils. The rack on the rear deck was scratched built. The tarp under the Jerry can on the rear engine deck as well as the one draped over the spare tracks on the front were made from apoxy sculpt. Comments welcome!
Outstanding job on this Richard. Nice detailing. Excellent paint work.
Thanks guys much appreciated
Lovely weathering effects. I’m in the process of completing the Tamiya Matilda and Airfix K2 ambulance for a desert scene. I am definitely keeping this in mind.
Thank you guys for the kind words. I’d love to see pics when you are done.
I’d love to see pics when you are done or even in progress. I have the Matilda as well.
I should be going to AMPS on Friday so you’ll get to see it in the flesh as they say lol.
Terrific build Richard and the crew sit perfectly in it and they are finished equally as well as the Pzr IV… Lovely paint and a really nice weathered and dusty look…
Thanks Johnny !
I forgot to mention that I used VMS mud terrain material for the first time. The stuff is great but a little tricky to use at first. It’s very sticky so you have to use a wooden stick or spatula to spread it. It has a great texture to it; I sprinkled some fine sand and various size rocks from my stash of railroad scenic stuff. I sprayed it with Tamiya flat earth mixed with black and then desert yellow and deck tan, let it dry for a few hours then used a water based black and brown wash. Finally I dry brushed with oils. The nameplate came from a company in the UK called Name It.
I’ll be at AMPS Wednesday through Sunday, with a big nametag on a lanyard, hopefully we bump into each other!
Very cool man !!!
Excellent build , love the Earl Scheib job on the figures !!
I’m sure we will Matt
Lovely looking desert beast Richard. I really like the way you’ve finished this- just right to show off the various details, the paint job and your weathering skills. The figures are painted nicely too- you’ve really brought out those great sculpted details on the uniforms, that’s for sure!
Thanks very much for the kind words Karl. The figures were a bit of a rush job. Definitely not stand alone quality but I needed to get this done for a show coming up this week. Plus I was getting bogged down with certain aspects of the project that was started the end of last year.
Is that in case you get lost and people can help you ?
Yes, the back has “Please return to” with my wife’s phone number!
Thanks for the pics and sharing! Much enjoyed looking at it.