Thursday, 17 November 2011

Painting Tray Update: More Panzer I Work

The bare plastic Panzer I Ausf B gets a Tamiya XF-63 German Panzer Grey base-coat and those wacky SCW "Breda armed" Pz I's Ausf A get a dark green base-coat (see below):

A closer look at those Spanish Civil War Nationalist tanks. Painted in Tamiya XF-61 Dark Green and highlighted with adding increasing amounts of Games Workshop Sunburst Yellow (see below):

"Early war" meets "later war". The Panzer I Ausf B next to a quick build HaT ArmourFast Pz Mk V Panther, with teh strange SCW tanks lurking in the background (see below):

The ArmourFast tank was a surprisingly nice straightforward build quite large (definitely 1/72 rather than 1/76) and dwarfs its predecessors. The Renaissance seems to be put firmly on hold for the moment.


Paul said...

Please insure that you update progress on the Panther as well Geordie.

The Renaissance can wait!

Tim Gow said...

How many Panzer 1s does one man need? Sorry - silly question. Keep building!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

The Panther(s) are "parked" for a later WWII project (Panther Battalion) and will be a post Xmas 2012 long term thing Paul, sorree the Renaissance will be back ;)

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Tim by my calculations for my CD III 1939 Panzer Battalion I need:

4 x Pz IB
3 x Pz I Command Tanks

And I have:

5 x Pz IB (ie 1 spare)
1 x Pz I Command Tank

Technically I need another two Command Tanks. However I can sub in the "spare" Pz IB as a Command Tank and call in a spare Pz II for another Command Tank

So .. I suppose I could get by with what I've got as those Italeri and metal kits are quite expensive in these days of austerity ;)