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Offline chema1986

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Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« on: July 05, 2018, 04:00:21 PM »
Hi there mates,

Maybe it's because we are in July, and close to the anniversary of "Operation Husky", but I am in a World War 2 mood, so I finished a while ago 2 panzers for Bolt Action. They are plastic kits in 28mm or 1/56... Panzer III ausf. M is from Warlord Games,  and Panzer IV ausf. G is Rubicon's. Both kits are great, not perfect, but quite good. I wanted to try both companies in order to test their quality. And both have advantages and disadvantages, I think Panzer III from Warlord is better than its Rubicon counterpart... because of the Schurzen or Schutzen (sorry I am not a German speaker) and their tracks... However, I found Rubicon's Panzer IV a better and cheaper kit than Warlords. Just personal preference.

I painted them with Tamiya paints, trying to modulate the light with the airbrush, then a coat o satin varnish and the decals. The decals are 1/48 Bison decals, for panzers in Sicily in 1943, very well researched, and of great quality.

After the decals were applied, I started the "wet" weathering with some filters, oil fading,  pin washes, and streaking grime. then chipping with 2 colours, and dusting with washes and pigments.

It is time consuming, but the result is very pleasing for me. I am proud of this two little tanks. I would like to expand my german force for Sicily, with a 2cm flak, and a squad of Fallschirmjager in summer uniform from the old Artizan "Ramcke Brigade", I was lucky enough to buy them second hand just after its out of production.  Already have Wehrmacht  infantry, Pak 40, mortar and MG42 in feldgrau uniform, eventually I'll post them here.

I hope you like the kits!

more info on my blog:
http://spanishleadpainting.blogspot.com/2018/07/ww2-mood-panzers-in-sicily-43.html














Cheers!

Chema

Offline dbsubashi

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 04:06:35 PM »
Wow! Those are things of beauty!

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 04:14:33 PM »
Lovely work on those :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 05:14:44 PM »
Perfect painting and weathering! Well worth the time it took you! :-*

Offline chema1986

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2018, 07:09:59 PM »
Many thanks guys  :)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2018, 07:58:17 PM »
They look great  :-* Superb job.

Offline Helen

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2018, 08:31:02 PM »
Lovely work on your panzers.

Offline anch_io

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2018, 09:01:06 PM »
Whoa!!!  :o :o :o

I prefer Pz. III but both tanks are great... They belong in a glass cabinet and not on gaming table.  ;)

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2018, 09:41:31 PM »
Simply stunning!

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2018, 09:59:20 PM »
Inspirational
Superb

Offline Plutarch64

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 04:30:52 AM »
Fantastic work.

Offline steders

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 07:51:31 AM »
Stunning, wish I could paint like that

Offline Lowtardog

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 08:09:05 AM »
Hopeless :-* :-* :-* send them to me and start again, I will then undertake a review for you....it may take a while though

Absolutely stunning :-* :-* :-* :-* 8) ;D

Offline chema1986

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2018, 08:20:22 AM »
Thanks all for the kind comments! I started doing model kits but... I could not play with them, so I switched sides and became a wargamer  lol

Offline Schriv

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Re: Bolt Action Panzers in Sicily 1943
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2018, 06:22:45 PM »
Those look fantastic.
I love the weathered, but not worn out look.
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