SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Decal / Painting help - Tamiya Panzer II F/G

506 views
6 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    February, 2018
Decal / Painting help - Tamiya Panzer II F/G
Posted by Squirmy1970 on Thursday, April 05, 2018 3:16 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm a noob and not sure what order to do everything in...

I painted it Grey and decided to use Testors Enamel "Panzer Grey." I still have to paint all the tools, wheels, etc. I think I have all the colors needed for that.

My question is: Should I apply the decals now, then do the rest or wait to do the decals dead last? Speaking of decals, I've heard of using decal setting stuff, applying gloss coats before, etc. Any advice on that?

Another thing: when it's all done, should I spray it with some type of sealer or something?

Thanks in advance!

Tags: decals , painting
  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, April 05, 2018 8:45 PM

Squirmy1970

Hi Guys,

I'm a noob and not sure what order to do everything in...

I painted it Grey and decided to use Testors Enamel "Panzer Grey." I still have to paint all the tools, wheels, etc. I think I have all the colors needed for that.

My question is: Should I apply the decals now, then do the rest or wait to do the decals dead last? Speaking of decals, I've heard of using decal setting stuff, applying gloss coats before, etc. Any advice on that?

Another thing: when it's all done, should I spray it with some type of sealer or something?

Thanks in advance!

 

If you’re asking to do decals before painting, the answer is no. Although I would suggest a coat of primer before painting. Primer helps paint get a grip on the kit better

Decals stick better on gloss coat. So spray a coat of gloss clear coat. I use Micro Sol and Micro Set for decal setting.

After all the decals are applied, seal it with a coat of flat clear coat.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, April 06, 2018 9:34 AM

The order of doing stuff on any kit depends very much on the design of that kit.  Since I have never built any tank, I can't help much.

All I can say is that before doing anything else on a new kit, sit down, examine the kit, and do detailed planning.  Decaling is like the age-old question that novices ask, "do I paint every part and then assemble the kit, or do I assemble the whole kit first and then paint it."  The answer of course, is a little of both.  You need to do the planning yourself. I really believe the kit mfgs believe only a small fraction of modelers actually paint and decal their kits.

Poor kit design abounds, even as old as the modeling kit industry is.  The latest kits have things like landing gear that must be installed prior to fuselage closure, but the landing gear is too fragile to mask or paint after the rest of the model is assembled and painted.  So the modeler is left to himself to learn how to do such planning.  And each kit is unique.  Even after seventy years of modeling I am still faced with challenges of "how do I do this or that, the way this kit is designed."

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, April 06, 2018 2:33 PM

Now that the base colors are on, paint the road wheel tires, tools, gun barrels, spare tracks, etc. then apply a gloss coat. Allow the gloss to dry and cure and then apply decals. If you are going to do any washes, apply them after decals. After wash clean up is done, apply the flat coat. Once that has dried, apply any dry brushing and weathering. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by Squirmy1970 on Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:19 PM

Hi again Guys,

Anyone have an idea of what color the inside/underside of the turret hatch should be painted? If at all?

That's the only interior surface that is exposed on the model. I did it with the hatch open.

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, April 12, 2018 9:30 PM

The interior of a PZ II turret would be an off-white ivory, however the hatch interior would be painted the same color as the exterior so as not to present a target.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:07 PM

Sailing_Dutchman

The interior of a PZ II turret would be an off-white ivory, however the hatch interior would be painted the same color as the exterior so as not to present a target.

 

The only exception to that would be some vehicles in Africa. The hatch inner face would be dark gray of the original factory paint job, and the outer surface would be in the sand color later applied.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.