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Panzer 38 (t) Ausf. E/F


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Proud Kraut

It was my intention to finish some of the modeling projects I started last year but I got a couple of new models recently. I couldn´t resist and decided to build this model first in 2022. It´s the new 1/35 scale TAMIYA model of the Czech tank 38 (T) which was used by the Wehrmacht in many variations.

As usual the Tamiya kit is very detailed and excellent to build. Here´s the box and the tank after receiving the first coat of primer.

 

 

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ArtyScout

Hey Lars; that's a very nice 38(t). Nice priming job. I was going to ask you if those were individual track links but I read the box description. You did an excellent job on the tracks. I'm looking forward to some more progress pics. 

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

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Proud Kraut

Thank you guys!

 

I think Tamiya found an excellent way to make the tracks. Each consists of 20 parts, they fit perfectly and look very realistic.

 

 

 

 

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I did some preshading, then airbrushed the tank with German Grey (Tamiya XF-63) with several thin layers. For highlighting larger areas of the tank I mixed XF-63 with white XF-2 at a ratio of 5:1.

After the color has dried I applied the decals. Meanwhile the crew has received it´s base colors.

 

 

 

 

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The Meatcan

Nice work, Lars!

Looking forward to seeing how your other projects from last year turn out.

Terry

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Proud Kraut

Thank you for your kind feedback, guys!

 

Tracks - I´m painting them with a mix of black and leather brown (1:1). After the color has dried I drybrush them with Vallejo "gun metal".

Some more detail & figure painting today. Finally the whole tank received a "medium grey" drybrush.

 

 

 

 

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Proud Kraut

Weathering. First layer of pigments applied. Looks way too much but most of the pigments will be removed finally.

 

 

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Proud Kraut

Thanks guys, now with the crew and some more details added (antenna). I think I´ll finish the kit this week.

 

 

 

 

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On 1/11/2022 at 11:08 AM, Old Marine said:

Excellent work!  I still like Tamiya kits

 

They've always been my favorite off the shelf model kits

 

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Old Marine

That model looks great.  Those tracks look so much better than the rubber ones. Great work.

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Proud Kraut

I´m afraid the last steps are barely visible. The tank crew´s uniforms received their collar tabs and the tank some final metal effects. That´s it thanks for looking and thanks for your kind feedback!

Next week I´ll start something completely different

 

 

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Looks Great!  I just bought the 1/48 Tamiya German Panzer 38 (t) Ausf. E/F. I might do it as soon as I finish my Sherman Easy Eight.

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Proud Kraut

Thank you! Would be great to see your's here as well then.

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The Meatcan

Lars, your 38 turned out really well. The figures really show just how small armored vehicles of that era were. Excellent work!

Terry

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