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#26 Proud Kraut

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 12:43 PM

Today I airbrushed the StuG with Tamiya XF-2 flat white acrylic paint.

 

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#27 MECHINF-A15

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:16 PM

Lars,

Looking good!

You may find this thread on Missing-Lynx of interest.

 

www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/totenkopf-stug-iii-g-initial-roter-teufel-t319924.html

 

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:48 PM

Thanks Mike, a very interesting link! I have never thought of tropical color (RAL 8020) used at the eastern front in 1942/43. Here's another thread, dealing with the base colors of the StuG that fought in Kharkov:

 

https://www.tapatalk...ov-t315595.html

 

I did a lot more online research concerning this and it's my understanding that both color variants are possible. So departing from my initial intention I decided to choose the dark grey (RAL 7021) variant for a better effect with the whitewash.



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 09:51 PM

In addition to that the DRAGON construction manual proposes the grey/white color scheme for the Kharkov campaign.



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 09:43 AM

Lars,

I agree you made the right choice going with the dark gray base coat. Tropical painted vehicles on the Eastern Front during this time period

were the exception rather than the rule.



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:38 AM

Hairspray chipping. The idea of this technique is to achieve a used and washed-out look of the vehicle's coat. This works very well with winter camo. After the white paint of the StuG has dryed completely it is partially brushed away with a wet brush or in this case toothbrush.

 

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:38 AM

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:39 AM

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:40 AM

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:40 AM

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:41 AM

Thanks for looking!

 

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 01:17 PM

That's looking nice, Lars. Worn whitewash over gray base is a classic finish that you are carrying out fine.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 11:40 AM

Thanks Terry!

 

Summer holidays are in sight so not much progress these days. Meanwhile the crew has arrived. A set of two resin figures. After building these they received their first coat of primer.

 

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 11:41 AM

They fit perfectly to the winter StuG.

 

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 11:54 AM

it looks Great Lars.  Great paint technique.



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 03:36 PM

Nice work Lars. This kit is coming along nicely. I love the camo effect using the hairspray technique. Looking forward to this Stug III getting the finishing touches.

 

Semper Fi.

 

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