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1/35 Tamiya Panzer 38t finished.

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1/35 Tamiya Panzer 38t finished.
Posted by dazzjazz on Monday, September 14, 2020 4:37 AM

After building the 1/48 scale, I've built the larger one. I really like the look of this tank, even though I've read it wasn't that great as a fighting unit. I was going to use some pigments on it, but after applying Flory washes, I think it looks done. 

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, September 14, 2020 6:32 AM

Nice build and nice job on the weathering,the only thing I can suggest is since the muffler is so prominent perhaps some texture on it to rough it up a little,but thats it,only my 2 cents

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Posted by dazzjazz on Monday, September 14, 2020 7:01 AM

Actually, that's a good idea. Should I use a light application of pigments to do that?

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 14, 2020 7:18 AM

That looks pretty darn good. Nice work! 

I'll agree with Tojo though. Pigments should do the trick. 'Stucco' paint from a art supply store and a little dry-brushing with a lighter shade of 'rust' should work too. Again, it's one of those things you have to fiddle around with until you get something that works for you. 

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

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, September 14, 2020 7:32 AM

dazzjazz

Actually, that's a good idea. Should I use a light application of pigments to do that?

 

to add texture,I sometimes brush some liquid cement on it and before it dries stipple it up a little,or a little Mr Surfacer 500 and the same process.I guess if you dont have those,then as was mentioned,you can build up some pigments on it for texture.

 

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Monday, September 14, 2020 1:46 PM

Great job on this 38T, dazz. I do have to agree with Tojo, about a little texture on that external muffler. Especially since the rest of this light tank is excellently weathered. All in all a great job.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, September 14, 2020 1:54 PM

If I should ever build a tank again, I could only hope it might come out 25% as nice as this one.

Yes

-Greg

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Monday, September 14, 2020 8:02 PM

Very nice job Dazz. I also agree on the exhaust/muffler

True Blue

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Posted by dazzjazz on Monday, September 14, 2020 9:07 PM

Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

I've applied some pigments/binder and that seems to have done the trick. Will post pictures when it dries.

Given I've used Flory washes and now the pigments, should I be sealing with a final dull coat? I'm inclined to say yes...

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:57 AM

Hello!

Lookin' nice! The Germans made Hetzers on those 38 chassis, didn't they?

As for the muffler - I think if you took some rusty paint (like a mix of gun metal and brown for example. Or orange - that works as light coloured rust, too. Best both) and applied it with a sponge, that would probably do the trick.

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:27 AM

Looks fine to me!  Some people are stuck on "not enough rust"!  Big Smile

Gary

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:57 PM

Very nice! 

 
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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 5:13 PM

dazzjazz

Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

I've applied some pigments/binder and that seems to have done the trick. Will post pictures when it dries.

Given I've used Flory washes and now the pigments, should I be sealing with a final dull coat? I'm inclined to say yes...

 

No, just handle it carefully or at a minimum,spraying dull coat will diminish the pigments,not needed.

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