1/35 Tamiya Jagdpanther (late)
This is my second article posted. I’m new to I-modeler and I have received a warm welcome from many. Thanks!
I have a lot of finished models, mainly 1/48 aircraft (some 1/32) and 1/35 armor. My main interest is in the WW2 and Korean War era from all Nations.
Please stay tuned for more articles to follow as I try to get the hang of it here.
Here is my rendition of a late war Jagdpanther. It is built out of the box, with the addition of the Tamiya plastic individual track links. It is finished using all Model Master enamel colors. The interior red primer color is a 50/50 mix of model master burnt sienna and British crimson. I started with a panzer olivgrun base coat and added French Chestnut for the brown shade striping and 1943 Panzer Dunkelgelb for the thin yellow stripes.
Then highly thinned coats of Russian Earth Brown and Russian Earth Gray were airbrushed on to replicate the effects of road dirt and grime. It is not based on any particular vehicle, but was a late war camouflage scheme that I saw photos of online (and I wanted to try out).
If you look closely at the inner road wheels you can see where I tried to duplicate the effects of the track center guides wearing off the paint and road grime.
The model was painted using my Iwata HP C plus airbrush. I used Tamiya’s “Weathering Master sets “A”, “B”, and “C” to give some additional weathering effects.
Overall it was a very enjoyable build with no problems at all. Just make sure you orient the tracks in the right direction. I used the box top illustration for that.
The photos I took using my iPhone and tried it with and without a flash.
Enjoy and as usual comments are welcome.
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