Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My First Camo 15.

Hey All!

 I may detail the crewman a bit more but I pretty much have completed the Panzer IVf2. I added some scratchbuilt epoxy sandbags and rolls, a pail, a tow cable, helmets, and a few gas cans.
I painted the vehicle up as a DAK vehicle re-routed to the Ost front. It sports a quick overspray of Panzer Grey. As far as I can tell this is plausible and I think that it looks similar to the color plate I posted a few entries back...although a bit cleaner!
I know , I know, the balkenkreuz and the tow cable are reversed in the rear! I dunno what I was thinking but actually realized it only after posting the pics!
 I used a dark brown wash and highlighted the edges with a lightened base color to show where the camo had worn off. Also, I painted in a few small details like roof and hinge screws and weld seams on the turret.
The mini is a typical early Battlefront product and suffers from poor detail on the wheel boggies, wrong or missing tools, and a terrible cupola (pretty much had to carve from scratch). I realize that BF is not in the business of making scale models so this does fit the bill for wargaming nicely.

Actual color plate below...




  1. great looking model, well done.

  2. Love the two-colour scheme and as usual your detailing is unrivaled in 15mm. Always great seeing you work Troy.


  3. nice! Obviously lot's of work went into this

  4. Nice colour scheme, and this AFV would not look out of place on either eastern front, or perhaps even still in the desert... I may copy this scheme for my own panzer III's...

  5. I really love all of the detailing that went into this tank. The two tone camo looks fantastic and I will attempt to duplicate this scheme sometime in the future. Superb.