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Tamiya Panzer Ausf H

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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Tamiya Panzer Ausf H
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 18, 2015 6:30 AM

This is the old Tamiya kit, the first tank I have done, finished it at least 5 or 6 years ago, gave it to a frined that collects German WWII memorabilia.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, April 24, 2015 4:31 PM

I guess it must be pretty bad, 100 views and no comments.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

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Posted by Wood on Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:03 AM

It's not bad. It could use a little rust and mud unless you meant it to look factory fresh. The beast did have to start life at some point.

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:34 AM
Not bad at all. With the flood of posts sometimes things get lost before we see them lol. That's not any fault of yours or your workmanship.

I love the bucket on the back. You have a good sense for details and your paint is lovely. I see many techniques represented here and I have no complaints lol.

Job well done. I would be happy to have it in my collection. :)

- Mike Brindos

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    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, April 25, 2015 11:44 AM

Clean build by any standards, looks like ya got the basics down, didn't see any glaring issues. Never gave it much thought to building a factory fresh tank but they do start clean. Really nice job on the camo did you freehand or mask your decrimation lines?

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    January, 2007
  • From: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted by the doog on Saturday, April 25, 2015 3:32 PM

It's certainly not "bad" by any means. I looked at it, but then when I saw that you had already given it away years ago, I didn't comment because you can't really fix anything on it or do anything to it.

I wouldn't have put the cables up in that arc like you did. They wouldn't really have looked like that, and it detracts from the front view. Secondly, I would have recommended that you learn what pin washes are, and use them to emphasize the finish--believe me, they can really help to bring out the detail.

As other have said, a little dirt would have looked more realistic. Your tracks look ok, but the better color for them would have been a darker brown with a solid dry rushing of metallic gray over them. This would look like well used tracks. The spare tracks would have looked more appropriate in a darker metal gray with maybe a wash of brown or lightly dusty/rusty.

The muffler could us a bit of old, dark rust on the top portions where the heat of it would boil off the paint and lead to rusty areas. Finally, a light dry brushing of dark steel on the edges would have helped confer a more "metallic" and battle-hardened look to it.

There are all things you learn as an armor modeler. You certainly do seem to have the construction sick down, and the paint is fine. You should h one stay try another model tank and ask questions here and improve your skills for the genre!

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:54 PM

Sorry for whining, lol. Thanks for the tips! I did the camo freehand by airbrush.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

Co. A, 682 Engineers, Ltchfield, MN, 1980-1986

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Corinthians 15:51-54

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    April, 2010
  • From: Des Moines IA
Posted by mstitel on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:47 PM

Very nice! What color did you use for the dunkelgelb? Is it a mix, or straight dark yellow? I'm building the old Tamiya Panther tank kit and was wondering if I should cut the dark yellow.

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    December, 2012
Posted by RX7850 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:47 PM

Your build is something to be proud of. It exhibits solid construction skills and thoughtful added details.  For the traditional armor builder it's appearance may seem a little too pristine , but perhaps that was your intention. Maybe  the crew just gave it the ultimate detail inside and out .Big Smile Looking forward to seeing more of your builds.

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    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:56 AM

For some reason, the photos are not coming up.  Is this the Panzer IV Ausf. H?

Bill

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    March, 2003
  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:50 AM

Nice clean build,I seem to remember reading that the inside of schurzen is dunklegelb.

Also tool handles would be wood or painted same as vehicle.

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    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 11:28 PM

One thing is , we don't know your age, not that has anything to do with building. You got some good tips and I really can't add much to it. I'm not sure if anyone threw in dry-brush metallic-grey over the black on the cables. Keep on building. You will only improve. :)

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