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Graeme Street
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Kursk breakthrough Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M Takom 1/35

May 19, 2024 · in Armor · · 9 · 170

Hey all. This is a great little kit from . It's all done OTB and really doesn't require much upgrades. Relatively simple build for a and lots of decal and paint options if you like a P3 with schertzen. I made a small diorama depicting the breakthrough (out) of the german Army in Russia towards the Battle of Kursk in 1943. Granted, the breakthrough was short lived, but the tank is still really cool.

I painted with tamiya paints as per usual with some pigment and oil weathering. Nothing over the top.

Hope you enjoy it and please feel free to critique, comment, and ask questions if you have any.

Cheers,

Graeme

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  1. Excellent job, Graeme!

  2. Nice work Graeme - looks fantastic!

  3. Great piece of armor from you @graemestreet —as usual. The details are always in the right spots to mimic true wear.

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    Walt said on May 20, 2024

    Well Done Graeme, @graemestreet. It always best to display a tank in its elements. You did a great job on the weathering and chipping and then nailed it in the field. I like the missing side shields too.

  5. Definitely enjoying the results of this build, both the armor and the diorama, Graeme @graemestreet

  6. Very well done sir an excellent Panzer III and base. The only thing I'd have done different is get a dark brown (old rust) tone on the tracks

    • Much thanks @markh. I thought about it, but in reality, especially in summer on German tracks, very little rust would form, even on spare tracks. The Manganese was very rust resistant and even with that, this tank would maybe see a few months to a year of life at best. I do rust occasionally, but in general I stick to my guns with little to no rust on German armor. It's just a personal preference. Glad you liked the model. Maybe I'll rust one of the rows out eventually as it sits there.😊

  7. Well done Graeme !

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