Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 10

Got the tracks finished and then attempted to put them on the hull.  One went on well, the other one…..



The second track split into two parts.  I have several options here, but I think I am going to make a diorama based on the track being damage.  For now, I’m taking a break from it.  With the launch of the Scale Model Podcast and my Local IPMS club show, I haven’t had time on the bench in the last little while.  After this weekend I’ll decide if I’m going to finish this first or start on the F-18.





Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 9

Started working on painting the tracks.  These are vinyl tracks which always present a challenge when trying to glue them together. Fortunately, we are not at that stage yet.

I primed them with Stynylrez excellent black primer.

I had some Gunze rust and the original plan was to do a base coat of that.  When I checked the jar out, it had mostly dried up so decided to do a mix of Tamiya colors in the following ratios

XF-52 30%
XF-64 40%
X-7 10%
XF-56 20%

Thinned to with Tamiya thinner at 50:50 and sprayed on.

Quite pleased with the result.
However, I will have to do a second batch as I forgot to paint the extra tracks to go on the hull, at least I remembered to prime them…..