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Tamiya DAK Panzer IV
Posted by dazzjazz on Monday, August 29, 2022 5:37 AM

Hi all,

here's my latest build. Happy with it. Critique as much as you like - I need to learn as much as I can!

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, August 29, 2022 8:54 AM

That looks very nice. Great weathering. Some dust and dirt effects is the only thing I would add, the work is excellent.

BK

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Monday, August 29, 2022 9:03 AM

dazzjazz,

Great looking Panzer IV!  I really like the chipping that you did.  Well done!

tjs

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Monday, August 29, 2022 11:17 AM

It looks great! Tamiya calls that an early "G" variant but most references identify it as an "F2".  Which kit is it?

Bill Morrison

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Posted by dazzjazz on Monday, August 29, 2022 3:42 PM

Thanks Bill, it's the Tamiya 1/35 German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. G 

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 10:57 AM

[quote user="dazzjazz"]

Thanks Bill, it's the Tamiya 1/35 German Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. G 

 
It's funny. The Germans themselves called it the F2 , eventually changing it to an early G. It's the same tank.  The British didn't care; they referred to it as the Mark IV Special. Either way, it was a great tank!
 
Bill
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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 11:04 AM

Looks quite the well-used Panzer to me. YesYesYes

Just enough 'dings,' wear and weathering. Even in the brutal desert conditions, most German units...and the Panzer Korps tended to have as high a morale as any...worked hard to keep their kit in as well-maintained condition as circumstances would allow. Yours fits that bill admirably.

Great work!

Greg

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Posted by dazzjazz on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 3:31 PM

Many thanks for the kind comments everyone...will keep at it.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by Panzer Joe on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 6:00 AM

 Looks great, also really like the chipping youve done. Only thing I'd do would be a pin wash before chipping and weather the tracks more.

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 2, 2022 9:21 AM

Looks great to me! Really nice work on the weathering, she looks like veteren desert warrior!

Only thing I might add is if you're going to pose the hatches open is maybe stick a figure in there.

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

 

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  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, September 2, 2022 10:15 AM

   I can dig it. Unless I missed it maybe drybrush the high spots on the tracks, sand is an excellent abrasive. Also the guide teeth, I forget them to so no room to sqwak from me. All in all an awesome build and completion. Well done.YesYes

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Sunday, September 4, 2022 5:04 PM

Nice Mk IV ausf F2? Your weathering is very, very good. I especially like your water jerry cans.

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Posted by dazzjazz on Monday, September 5, 2022 4:18 PM

armornut

   I can dig it. Unless I missed it maybe drybrush the high spots on the tracks, sand is an excellent abrasive. Also the guide teeth, I forget them to so no room to sqwak from me. All in all an awesome build and completion. Well done.YesYes

 

 

yes tracks do have highlights on the tracks, they're not really coming through on the photographs. Thanks. 

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