Tuesday, May 15, 2012
24th Panzer Division PzKpfw IVF2
So after searching the 'net and my reference books, I have come to the conclusion that the Panzer IVf2s armed with the L/43 7.5cm K.w.K.40 that were supplied to the panzer divisions that were taking part in Fall Blau, may have been originally destined for the North African campaign and factory finished in Grunbraun Gelbbraun RAL 8000 or Sandgelb RAL 8020. Perhaps they were rerouted to the East front?!
There were aproximatly 12 vehicles given to most panzer divisions in March 1942ish. I am thinking that this is the color shown in the previous blog entry color photo. It looks to me as if it has been oversprayed in Schwarzgrau (panzer grey). Feedback?
So I begin a trip into uncharted painting territory. I have basecoated the PzIVF2 in a mix of Tamiya Desert Yellow and white. This will be lightened later. The plan is to add light Tamiya XF-63 German Grey bands and sqiggles then lighten and highlight/wash. I think the vehicle will be dusted extensively to blend a bit. Stay tuned!
I finished mudding up the two T34s and flatcoating. I think the paint job darkened up a bit with the addition of the two coats of Vallejo flat I am a bit dissapointed...although the final look is pretty close to the first T34 I painted up a few years ago (number 7)