The Eastern Front is the theater of World War II that I enjoy studying most; and as a result it's also my favorite theater of painting miniatures. I decided to give painting a company of Soviet T-34's a shot and at the last minute I added some brown camo markings. This time around I purchase a Flames of War box set and was surprised with the various tanks that were included. Each tank was a different sculpt (same base sculpt) with different stowage and details added; the box also included a decal sheet although I didn't use them. Overall I was happy and will probably be more partial to buying the box kits in the future.
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These German Panther's were painted in a solid Dunkelgelb scheme using Vallejo's "Middlestone". The primer coat is Vallejo's Black Acrylic Urethane primer; this was the first time I've used this new product and I think it performed wonderfully! I've got a big bottle of both Black and Grey and I think I've settled on a primer of choice :) They do sell White but I've not tried it.
The mufflers are painted in layers using Vallejo's Panzer Aces rust colors (dark, starndard, yellow). Overall I think the effect was just what I wanted, contrasting yet weathered and somewhat realistic.
Posted by WWIICentral at 6:04 PM
For the past few years I've been devoted to painting 1/285th miniatures made by GHQ; however for a number of reasons I decided to move back to 15mm. I miss the quality and the precision of GHQ but I sure had a lot of fun painting these... I don't know that I'll ever return to painting 1/285th.
For these Panzer IV's I used my airbrush to create a work and faded look, by spraying lighter shades on top of the darker base coats. I used Vallejo "German Grey" for the base coat and just added white.
Posted by WWIICentral at 5:52 PM