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  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Zimmerit......................
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:09 AM

Hello all, 

I'm going to be build a StuG IV and want to apply zimmerit to it.

What sized screwdriver would i need to make the zimmmerit?

ThanksBig Smile

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:12 AM

I have used the tang end of a #11 blade in the past. There are so many amazing alternatives now.

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:14 AM
Thanks for the size. What would you recomend for zimmerit applicators? I'm doing the StuG for the 12 days of christmas & secret santa group build :)

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:15 PM

Well looks like I'm a little late to this...

But back when I did German armour years ago I used an Atlas snap saw, you can find it on the model railroad section of the hobby shop. Any razor saw should work though.

I coated the side of the model with Squadron green or white putty and then would drag the saw flat side first though it making the waffle pattern. Jog the saw every centimeter or so. And wipe it off when it gets clogged too badly. Keeping the saw wet with rubbing alcohol will keep the putty from sticking to it. 

I'd assume any other putty should work, for example Perfect Plastic Putty with water to keep the saw from sticking. Tamiya makes a set of tools for doing zimmerit. I have a set but I haven't used them. Last kit I used zimmerit on was a Dragon Tiger II, which I used the pre-cut ready made zimmerit.

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  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 1:51 PM

Hi, thanks for the ideas everyone.

Here's my tiger ii with zimmerit applied with a woodburning tool.\

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 3:02 PM

The results you've gotten look pretty darn good!!! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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