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Italeri Panzer IV Ausf G, in progress
ArmouredSprue
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 09:03 AM UTC
Hi people;
IŽd like to share some pics of my current project, an Italeri Panzer IV ausf G.
As some of you must know, IŽve been building it for almost a year, and just now I started to paint it, so this pics show it in the first base coat, Testors enamel German Grey, with a bit of black to dark it even more...
The nest step will be to paint the white winter scheme, IŽll something different and strange, IŽll use tooth paste aver the Tamiya acrilic white paint to wipe and weather it off....sounds weird? I donŽt think so, IŽll keep you update with the progress...
And, all comments are very welcomed... :-)
The pics:



ThatŽs it folks....
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 09:08 AM UTC
Just love the IIIs and IVs. They always look so cool.
Shaping up to be a really nice model ........ pitys its all so dark yet. I have included a link to a method for white washing you may be interested in.

http://ipmsstockholm.org/magazine/2003/02/stuff_eng_tech_detergent_wash.htm

Good luck with the finish!
ArmouredSprue
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 09:16 AM UTC
Thanks pal, for the comments and for the link...
As a matter of fact I saw this link earlier, but IŽll try the method IŽve mentionned in the post...
Bender
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 09:18 AM UTC
looks good, love that tank, just looks agressive

Bender
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 12:06 PM UTC
What tracks did you use? They look like they have a nice amount of sag.
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 12:32 PM UTC
Good so far buddy....still time for a wash before the white coat of paint?
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 12:36 PM UTC
Paulo, looking damn good. Always love those III and IVs. You did a good job on it. The first pic I saw. I thought to myself, damn it looked like one of those old photos on actioning on eBay... #:-)
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 12:54 PM UTC
Looking good, Paulo.
ArmouredSprue
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 01:23 PM UTC
Thanks all!
Sabot, the tracks are from DML, and it was the first time I made a link by link, IŽm still thinking about how I gonna paint them.....
Martin, IŽll not gonna make a wash now, because IŽll spray the white color all over it, then IŽll make all washes, rusts, muds and everything possible to bring it alive...
Have you noticed the rust holes on the front mudguards?
Cheers
Sabot
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2003 - 03:45 PM UTC
Chad sent me a set of those very tracks that I plan on using on my PzKpfw IV. When I get to it, it'll be my first IV chassis since I built the old Tamiya IV D about 20+ years ago. Hope mine looks nearly as good as yours does. German armor tends to scare me, I don't know too much about it and there are too many experts out there ready to pounce!

Oh to have the good old days where you painted them all gray and just stuck a couple of crosses on them.
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 03:12 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks all!
Sabot, the tracks are from DML, and it was the first time I made a link by link, IŽm still thinking about how I gonna paint them.....
Martin, IŽll not gonna make a wash now, because IŽll spray the white color all over it, then IŽll make all washes, rusts, muds and everything possible to bring it alive...
Have you noticed the rust holes on the front mudguards?
Cheers



Hi Paulo:

Nice Panzer!, you mentioned that is your 1st. work with individual tracks, you made a great work!!. I think that you will prefer to work with individual tracks, is another great experience and more realism and more options for your model as to add Friulmodel, Modelkasten, etc., your Panzer look's great, I hope to see images of your next step, I love the white winter scheme!

Regards,
Rodolfo
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 09:00 AM UTC
Rodolfo,
Thanks for the nice words!
IŽm afraid that the track brands you suggest arenŽt available here in Brazil, and if I try to import them by net or any other source IŽll have to pay a lot of money for it, so I stay with the kitŽs tracks or a DML if IŽm luck to get my hands in one...
IŽll try to keep you all update with the progress pics...
cheers
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 11:35 PM UTC
That is a nice job on this kit I have two of them and well it is hard to put together so I know from experience that it is a rough kit. So final is great job on a heck of kit a Paulo!!
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 08:07 AM UTC
Hi,

Paulo nice work.

I'm sure that the mudguard rust holes will be a really nice touch when you finish the painting and weathering job.

Keep up the good work and let us know how it's going.

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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 03:29 AM UTC
Paulo,that is a very sharp looking Panzer IV Can't wait to see it finished I may have a set of those DML indy links laying around I won't be using them If you want I can send them to you for FREE It'll be 2 months or so until I take time off from driving truck Let me know
ArmouredSprue
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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 11:58 AM UTC
Hey Chad,
Thanks for the offer, please check your PM Box...
Thank you very much...
I owe you one!
Cheers
ArmouredSprue
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 10:11 AM UTC
Hi people,
I advanced in my project now it was already weathered, my next step will to add mud to all the botton hull and tracks and running gear, I took some pics but IŽll have to process it before uploading them here, so wait a little bit more.
IŽll keep you all informed..
Cheers
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 10:21 AM UTC
Hey Armoredsprue .......... have you used the toothpaste method? I am very curious to see how this has come out! Looking forward to seeing the end product!
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 10:26 AM UTC
Paulo,
cannot wait to see the rest!!! I love the "unusual" position of the main gun that gives a very aggreesive look...
ArmouredSprue
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 11:35 AM UTC
Hi
Plasticbattle,
i did try to use the tooth paste method, but it didnŽt work very well, so I used a diferent aproach, I used soap detergent in the same way I did with the tooth paste, and it was very good... you gonna see the results in a few days...
Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2003 - 12:30 PM UTC
Looking forward to seeing the finished product Paulo, theres just something about German armour isn't there!

Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 09:15 AM UTC
Hello guys, here IŽm back!
These are the pics IŽve promised!
First: The white camo scheme...



Second: The weathering (fun?) began..... All markings were hand painted....




Third: Time for mud...a experiment.....




So IŽll make more improvements, soon.....
Any comments are welcomed!
Cheers
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 09:27 AM UTC
Damn it... now I have to clean my keyboard again, after drooling all over it looking at your pictures... The model looks realy realy good...

Looking at some of these models, yours certainly among them, I will be really happy if mine turn out half as good.

So cheers to you mate..

Harm
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 09:33 AM UTC
Hehehehe!
Thanks for the kind words....
This model was a great surprise to me, but in despite of some ejectors pins in bad places, it goes together very well.
Cheers
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 09:39 AM UTC
That looks great, Paolo. You can tell you put a lot of time and love into into it.