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Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 7

For the first of the camouflage colors, I decided it was a good time to use my Badger Sotar 20/20 airbrush with the fine tip. I picked this up earlier this year and I have done some playing around to learn the differences between it and my other airbrushes, this would be the first time I would use it on a kit for camouflage. Certainly not a perfect job, but better then what I was expecting the first time out. I will be doing some touch ups on the tank with a second coat.  Notes. Dialed the pressure way back to 10-12 psi. The paint ratio was not perfect. In this case, I over thinned the paint thinking it would need that to get through the smaller tip.  Noticed the signs of over thinning on the tank in places. My compress can run for about 15 min non-stop before overheating and…

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Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 6

After I primed it, I noticed a very obvious seam that needs to be fixed at the front.  I put some Mr. Surfacer 500 in the gap, left it to dry then used isopropyl alcohol with some Q-tips to get the excess off, followed by some sanding. Here is a picture during that process.  I then shot more Vallejo Primer into that section and left it to dry, Now onto the colors for the big cat.  Like in the airplane world there is no shortage of debate for accurate colors.  I looked at quite a few sources and did the final comparison by looking at color charts and going down to my local hobby shop to compare some of the paint in the bottles or jars. The base Tamiya colors I will be using are XF-60 Dark Yellow, XF-64 Dark Brown and XF-67 NATO Green.  From what I’ve seen these will make a ‘close-enough’…

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Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 5

Started working on the lower section with the wheels.  The way it goes together makes sense once you go through the instructions and start to put it together.   After 2 sessions the wheels were done it was time to test fit the upper and lower part of the hull and the turret. Time to start priming.  I’m using Vallejo German Dark Yellow straight from the bottle.  I’m always happy how well this goes on.

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