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Weathering Panzer Grey

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  • Member since
    November, 2010
Weathering Panzer Grey
Posted by STL DALE on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:39 PM

I need some advise on this topic.

I am building a 1/35 Tamiya Sd.Kfz.231.

The box says it was in France early war period.

I only have Flory dark wash and Tamiya panel line black right now and am wondering what else I should buy to dirty it up some.

Any thoughts?



  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 7:06 PM


This one used to show really good how to do it:

Unfortunately the pictures had been ransomed by P-Bucket. But maybe you can still get some info out of it? Hope it helps, have a nice day


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

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:45 AM

I would go with some dot filters useing oil paint, this will give a streaked apperance, and then some dust effects. I use AK products and MiG pigments, but you can get good results with tamiya buff.

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:06 AM

I use the oil paint dot technique using greys, white, greens browns and blues and even some yellows. Once blended and most removed from the streaking process, you will have varying tonal changes in the monotone Panzer Grey scheme. This method creates rain water marks, grime and fading.




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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:40 AM

One easy weathering technique is to either lighten the Panzer Gray, or else use a white or very light gray, mix quite thin, dial the paint flow way back on your airbrush, and put on a very thin almost-transparent coat on upward facing surfaces.  This simulates paint chalking from lengthy exposure to sunlight.  Do this after decals are on- it also fades the decals a bit.



Don Stauffer in Minnesota


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