Sunday, 20 May 2018

What a Tanker! Panther Basecoat



I've decided to overspray the Humbrol Sea Grey basecoat on the Armourfast Panther and Jagdpanther with an alternative basecoat of Halfords Ultra Matt Camouflage Khaki. I wasn't really sure about the grey to start with and the Halfords Khaki is much cheaper and easier for me to get hold of, so that I can use the same approach on the rest of the German tanks without running out.

The Halfords Matt Khaki is also a good match for late war toned down 'ambush pattern' camouflage colours, as shown on the Armourfast Panther Ausf G box art, for example. In the process of painting they will get overbrushed, dry brushed and ink washed, then covered in snow camouflage, so it doesn't really matter what colour I use. Either way, I think it looks a lot better than the bog standard grey.

2 comments:

  1. Looking good! On my fastbuilds I blocked the vents etc from underneath but I liked your idea of part painting the interior black to get rid of the "hollow" effect. And of course with all fastbuilds you always need to do the side-on check before gluing to make sure you can't look straight through them! :o)

    Cheers, Dave

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  2. It's a bit like painting the wheel wells on aircraft models..easier to do before you glue the wings together!

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