Painting and weathering Maybach Panzer engines

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Painting and weathering Maybach Panzer engines

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After long time I picked up painting and weathering again!
Kees van Rijswijk commissioned me to work on two engines:

One top half to show under the engine hatch:
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But also the "piece the resistance", a fullsize engine to ride on top of his Armortek Bergepather! :mrgreen:
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These are resin printed, large and heavy beasts. They break easily.

Finding pictures showing the right colors for the part was quite hard. Best I could find was of a model...
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By David Parker

He added interesting details btw:
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Just to see how the resin would react I sprayed the air filters with a primer first.
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After some shading.

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Some weathering

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Would be nice for my own Panther too!
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I am planning to update this thread regularly with the progress. :-)

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Now... Time to get my hands dirty!

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Not exactly an improvement, right? Now let's wait till it's completely dried!
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Marco, I’ve abandoned expensive so called weathering products in favour of oils. I find them a lot more controllable, much more cost effective and enjoyable. Might be worth a go if you’re having problems with MiG.

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Stephen White wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:50 am
Marco, I’ve abandoned expensive so called weathering products in favour of oils. I find them a lot more controllable, much more cost effective and enjoyable. Might be worth a go if you’re having problems with MiG.
No problems with MiG, I use many different products, but I also simply experiment a lot to see what works!

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'Burnt Umber' works really well!
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Really enjoy you weathering photos. Amazing how the look of the model changes from one step to another.

Vince

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Vince Cutajar wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:18 pm
Really enjoy you weathering photos. Amazing how the look of the model changes from one step to another.
Thanks! :D

I am mostly suprised about what doesn't seem to work at first, and then really comes out nice!

Now... After all this practice... Time for the big one!

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I tried a lot to get the metal parts darker (I prefer chemical blueing because paint will easily chip off)

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Last one worked haha!

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Resin easily breaks, so since this part had broken off before I reinforced it with putty

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And now that i had some putty anyway, I found more small repairs to make
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To be filed down after it has dried
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Panzergrau as a base for everything

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With the Cyclone Air Filters painted in Elfenbein

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Masking the oil tank

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This color is 'polizei grün'
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I LOVE working with Mr.Surfacer
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It all really comes together once you start painting it!

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Couldn't resist this personal touch. ;-)
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I paint it not very precise and correct that later. Works fine for me. ;-)

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Re: Painting and weathering Maybach Panzer engines

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Hi Marco,

I really don't know how you do this, but I do know you are a true master in your craft!
Fantastic work, really impressive! 8)
Kind regards,
Roy

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