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…..

 

Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 8

Green is now on and I’m really pleased on how this is turning out.

 

There is some overspray in a few areas which I can blame on too much air pressure and not being close enough to the model.  I’m going to fix that and consider it a learning moment.  I build to relax but if I can learn and constantly improve then it is also a good thing.

After the touch ups, I’ll let it sit for 24 hours before applying a clear coat in preparation for weathering. I also will start working on painting and weathering the tracks.