Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sturmpanzer IV Finished




I've finished the Esci / Armourfast Sturmpanzer IV for What a Tanker! this morning, although a last minute decal disaster almost threatened to scupper the whole thing. As is the way with this sort of problem, it only happened right at the end when I had done all the hard work, so I wasn't about to chuck in the towel!

I used some decal solution to bed down the insignia but it stripped the white camouflage layer instead. In the end I was able to salvage this by removing a bit more of the camouflage, so that it looked like the insignia from the underlying paint had been left visible, rather then being re-painted on top of the camouflage itself. 

This was often done to save time and effort when tanks were being whitewashed with an extemporised winter camouflage. I had to touch up some of the bigger holes with white, which spoiled the overall effect, but these have now been re-washed to make the white blend in better. It's all done now, so I am free to move on to something else!

4 comments:

  1. Excellent work and a nice recovery from potential disaster.

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  2. Looks good to me- nice save too.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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