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Panzer II Ausf C - DAK North Africa 1941

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About Gelson Jorge Emerim (gemerim)



@Gelson: NICE job! I think the overall look is quite realistic; Your chipping and weathering came out balanced and not over-done, and the cargo makes for a nice fuller picture of this standard player on the German team in Africa. The tracks could be a little lighter and dustier-looking, but are pretty nice as is. About the only thing I would change is the base for your radio antenna! It looks completely out-of-place on your build - as if somehow a "new dunkelgrau item" on an otherwise seasoned veteran in the desert! The rod should indeed be black or a very dark green. The bottom piece is typically painted as per the hull. The rod was removable and occasionally replaced. Otherwise, very cool and I would love mine (I am presently working on a Pz II A/B/C in the Blitz, 1940) to come out this well! Bob
DEC 09, 2012 - 11:34 AM
Indeed a very nice Pz.Kpfw II. Nice chipping and also incoprporating a metallic effect on edges. The stowage adds some colour and contrast to the monotone colour. All it needs now is a figure to give it some "life".
DEC 10, 2012 - 03:56 AM
Thank you very much for your comments and tips, Bob! I will try to find something to replace that ugly antenna. I'm not sure but I'm think the Panzer II Ausf B, C from Tamiya has a better looking one. There's nothing I can do now for the tracks. Maybe in the next one... Regards, Gelson
DEC 12, 2012 - 08:44 AM
Frank, thank you very much for your kind comment. As I have sent these pictures for DMOM contest (figures must not be included) so I will post one with the guys onboard. LINK Cheers, Gelson
DEC 12, 2012 - 08:56 AM
Really impressive. I love the wear around the hatches, etc and particularly the attention to the detail on the crates, with the text. You rarely ever see that. Looks fantastic!
DEC 13, 2012 - 07:22 PM
Fantastic job, professor...um colĂ­rio !!!
DEC 17, 2012 - 09:53 PM
Gelson; An easy fix for that rather thick antenna rod is to stretch a piece of the sprue by heating it with a candle flame and pulling it out when it is soft - you can get a tapered section and, depending on how fast or hard you pull it, you can determine how thick the stretched portion becomes. This is my GO TO solution for almost all antenna - rod needs in both 1/35 and 1/72 scale - maybe give it a whirl and see what you can get! I would NOT change out the base/mount portion of your antenna - the base looks OK, and is about the right size - just needs some painting to look right. Based on my current experience building the Tamiya Pz II A/B/C Fraench campaign 1940 kit, the antenna mount provided there is a little smaller and not any particular better-looking - and no rod is provided! So, I will be stretching some sprue, as per above process! IF you have access to some spare from maybe a Dragon Pz III or IV kit, those mount bits look a little more detailed. The rods will still be fairly thick on those Dragon items, but can be lived with as they are not like heavy pipes in scale! Bob
DEC 18, 2012 - 02:40 AM
I'd like to thank you guys (Mega mang and Serra)for your kind comments. Bob, I really appreciate your help and observations about this vehicle. I will make some changes in it using your expertise and tips as soon as possible. Thanks a lot, fellow! Best, Gelson
DEC 19, 2012 - 03:53 AM