FINALLY Painted My Panzer IV After 3 Years

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Mike Conley
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FINALLY Painted My Panzer IV After 3 Years

Post by Mike Conley » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:05 pm

Almost three years ago I purchased an unbuilt Panzer IV (a 'G' model) from a seller and built it. I couldn't decide on WHAT colors to paint it so since then I've just been driving it around in the basic 'factory' yellow. It's just had that base color on it since then.

We're going to have the FIRST U.S. Armortek Meet in Danville Virginia on Sept. 7 so about a week ago I figured I should 'Get Off My Lazy Butt' and do a final paint scheme and maybe it'd look a little more 'presentable'. I decided on the Afrika Korp so I repainted the base coat to that 'desert mustard yellow' then added the weathering/markings.

This is pics of before (the color for three years) and after. I still have to finish painting the rest of the tools and putting them on. This painting has been a learning experience for me but I don't think it turned out too awful bad.
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Armortek Models: Tiger 1, Panther G, Panzer IV, Sd Kfz 7, Sd Kfz 222, M4A3 Sherman, M3 Lee. Tamiya Models: Tiger 1 (3), King Tiger (3), Panther, Sherman (5).

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Re: FINALLY Painted My Panzer IV After 3 Years

Post by simon_manning » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:14 pm

Looks effective, not too much, worth a well done, not easy items to look authentic, regards simon manning.

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Re: FINALLY Painted My Panzer IV After 3 Years

Post by Mark Heaps » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:49 pm

Fantastic weathering. To me, exactly what a well-used but not abused tank should look like. Paint scuffed by boots in the areas used when climbing onto and off of the vehicle but no major oil leaks or rust. Looks perfect.
Mark

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Re: FINALLY Painted My Panzer IV After 3 Years

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:27 pm

Looks great Mike, very nice paint and weathering. Wish I still had my Pz 4! :(

Perfect for battling that lovely M3 in the desert!
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Re: FINALLY Painted My Panzer IV After 3 Years

Post by Robert Reid » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:59 pm

Absolutely beautiful!

Your paint and detail are amazing.

I do great at machining and technical stuff of angles, fits, nuts bolts. But cannot grasp the artistry you guys have of being able to put on a paint job that just looks like the real thing!

This is in an incredible job and I hope someday that I can take my engineer mind and manage to achieve some of you folks' artists skills when it comes to making a box of bolts... into a work of art!

Great paint job!

RPR

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