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Academy Pantzer 4 with riders

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  • Member since
    April 2010
Academy Pantzer 4 with riders
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, April 4, 2021 11:15 AM

I was given a 90% build kit and having spent no $ on it I secided to try a winter wash, not having done it before.

I watched some vids and went for it. I wanted to depict an early spring time with the wash worn of and re-applied a few times in field.


I now also got hold of some dragon riders to add some feel to it. I am not good with figures so this will be an interesting exersize for me....

 IMG_20210404_142423 by Theunis van Vuuren, on Flickr



  • Member since
    April 2018
  • From: Australia
Posted by Panzer Joe on Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:29 PM
I think the whitewash looks very good. Ive never attempted whitewash either, is it quite tricky or just time-consuming?
  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Sunday, April 4, 2021 11:43 PM

Its not really difficult. I watched vids by a guy called "night shift models" and he shows the basic ways, then one just needs to bite the bullet and go for it.

I think the way to do it is to try work out what the look is you want to get. If it was a freshly applied wash ,it would be allot whiter and more uniform over the model than what I wanted to do. I wanted a late winter,early spring effect and therefore I did a wash and chipped it in high trafic areas.

Then I did another light translucent wash to show where the original wash might have been re applied but with some of the under-lying dark areas still showing through. I also applied a slight wash on some pannels like on the engine bay just to alter the look and give a little tonal difference to the white. If it is acurate I dont know but I like the look.

Then again chipped the high trafic areas but added some dirt/mud as the crew walks there.


The mud on the lower hull is more of a runny "slush" than heavy packed on mud, I reconed that the tank may have been going through some puddles where the snow has melted LOL


The problem with the wash is that one looses almost all the bottom tank colours. where thay do show through it is hard to tell if the tank is a mono color or camo bit then I guess this was the whole idea in the first place.



  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:01 PM

That looks good Theuns! Looking forward to seeing the figures all painted up. 

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


  • Member since
    April 2010
Posted by Theuns on Friday, April 9, 2021 1:04 AM

I got 2 painted and hope to get last done this weekend




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