Panzer II, Afrika Korps

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so im a bit stuck with the M60 cos ive given it an oil wash, i always like to give it at least a week to dry off before doing anything else to it


so thought id start something else to keep me occupied, was going to do a car but thought id do something else that fits in with the GB, and i can use the little dio base im going to build for the M60


so heres an oldie.....according to Scalemates it originally came out in late '60s, got improved/repopped in 1971 which is the stamp that this carries in the hull, think its been in the catalogue ever since!! definatly gets tagged as a 'classic kit' i think


obviously not up to modern standards detail wise but im still impressed with the moulding, no flash etc, proves that if you invest in the tooling and you look after it, it will last a long time


plan is to do it as an Afrika Korps vehicle with the few figures that come with it, nothing special


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ive done my usual trick of adding some mass to the hull and bonding in a nut so i canuse some threaded rod as a handle, the weight will make it sit on the tracks a bit better. i usually use some big nuts but the hull is so small ive used something else......12 gauge lead balls, left overs from back in the day when i used to cast lead bullets of various calibres and reload my own ammo


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so sorting out the paint for the M60 was a pain.....doing it for a tiddler Panzer was easy.....its German so its RAL1027 lol lol


i had a go at preshading again but i used a darker brown as its a darker yellow than the sand colour on the M60....not sure how well it went but its going to get a brownish oil wash soon so it will get blended/highlighted anyway


its shiny cos its had a coat of Klear for the decals and to make it ready for the wash


not impressed with Tamiya instructions for the decals, a little confusing since its all in Japanese lol.......so ive had to use a little artistic license lol


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\ said:
so sorting out the paint for the M60 was a pain.....doing it for a tiddler Panzer was easy.....its German so its RAL1027 lol lol
i had a go at preshading again but i used a darker brown as its a darker yellow than the sand colour on the M60....not sure how well it went but its going to get a brownish oil wash soon so it will get blended/highlighted anyway


its shiny cos its had a coat of Klear for the decals and to make it ready for the wash


not impressed with Tamiya instructions for the decals, a little confusing since its all in Japanese lol.......so ive had to use a little artistic license lol


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Coming along nicely, you are getting there despite the instructions. I'm sure the next stages will work well
 

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I think most modellers have built this kit in there time it's a classic and for its age a really good kit..like what you've done with yours and look forward to seeing more
 

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now the M60 is done its time to crack on with this


think i went a bit heavy handed with the oils, its had a coat of matt varnish so i cant go back and rework the oils so im going to live with it


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next up is road wheels and tracks, and some figures

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I have this very kit as well,and nice to see it build into some thing nice, ;)
 
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