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1/35 Dragon Panzer IV. Ausf. E

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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
1/35 Dragon Panzer IV. Ausf. E
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:48 AM
Here is another kit that was in progress for almost two years. This kit was supposed to be for the Africa Operations Group Build last year. Life got in the way and never had a chance to finish it till recently.
Kit was built OOB other then Archer dry transfers for the Afrika Corps markings. I did hairspray chipping for the first time and I’m impressed with how it came out.
 
 
I still need to finish the tank commander to put in the hatch. The tow cable that should go on the rear went missing much to my annoyance.

 
  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 12:10 PM

Looks really good! Are you going to add water cans and/or more stowage?

 

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 7:11 PM

Fantastic job!!! The weathering looks perfect, not too heavy but there. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:30 PM

Well done, I like the North Africa campaign.

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 10:17 PM
Thank you stik. The plan was to add stowage but I’d really grown to dislike the build and wanted to get it off the shelf. If I would have added stowage to the mix it probably wouldn’t have been finished.
 
Thank you, Gamera and Rob.  

 
  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 11:27 PM

GreySnake
Thank you stik. The plan was to add stowage but I’d really grown to dislike the build and wanted to get it off the shelf. If I would have added stowage to the mix it probably wouldn’t have been finished.
 

Now that I understand completely.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Friday, July 22, 2022 11:11 AM

Great build!  I'm curious however about your not liking the build.  I have this kit on my shelf and would appreciate any comments that you have.

Thank you!

Bill

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 22, 2022 11:27 AM

Excellent work. I love the Panzer IV. I also love hairspray chipping. Well done, it looks amazing.

BK

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, July 22, 2022 2:07 PM

Very nice,I like the chipping and wear.Dragon has a great Mark IV family,maybe a little over engineered,but still great.I got this one sitting in the stash,you gave me some inspiration.

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Friday, July 22, 2022 8:43 PM

I certainly understand losing enthusiasm for a build and wanting to make it go away without really making it "go away". Looks like you did the kit justice though, very nice finish.

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