Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 12

Put a gloss clear coat on in preparation for weathering. Once that was done I applied a mist coat of Tamiya XF-57 Buff and X-20A Thinner at about a 75:25 ratio. This helped knock down the starkness of the base color and added some ‘dust’ to the model. I had left the kit for a few weeks and as I was about to resume work, disaster strikes in the form it falling onto the floor.  No major damage but a few small parts have gone missing. It will definitely be a painting test bed for future builds now. I continued by doing a pin wash using the Tamiya Panel Accent Color.  I have the black and brown and they both work very well for getting into crevices to represent where the dirt and grime accumulates.  I then applied Vallejo rust to the back exhaust pipes and some Vallejo fuel spill…

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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 damaged.  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.        

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