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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Been a while since I posted anything.  Been busy with life stuff.

Finally finished the Panzer IILs and Sdkfz. 234/1s.

The Panzer IILs came out OK.  Experimented with using 4 lb. fishing line for the antennas and so far they are holding up well.  I went a little overboard on the weathering.

I started using Vallejo Pigments for weathering after seeing the Flames of War You Tube video on the Panzer IV L/70 video.  I researched pigments more and tried using techniques used on 1/35th scale tanks. 

Some techniques worked, others did not.  I had problems with using isopropil (sp) alcohol as the setting solution.  If I used too much the alcohol would eat the matt varnish.  So I'll have to research it more to truly be happy with it.

 The Sdkfz. 234/1s came out well.  I tried using a different base color on one of them for variety and I think it came out well. 

All the Panzer IILs and the Sdkfz. 234/1s were given full decal treatments.  The 234/1s did not get turret numbers but got license plates.
(More pictures at the bottom of the page)

I'm on a North Africa and Eastern Front kick for some reason.  I started delving into Early War stuff.  I bought some Panzer III G and Hs for Early and Mid War Afrika.  Since I wasn't sure if I wanted to build the vehicles as 5cm L/42s or 5cm L/60s I decided to magnetise the barrels and give me the options.  I guess I'm being a bit anal.

Thanks to the guys a WWPD for invigorating my interest in Africa although I still want to field an Italian Tank Company!

Coming up next month:

Two new building  projects.  Once is a multi story French hotel and I'll be building a 8 building city block and a JR Miniatures factory for WWPD Stevograd.... destroyed that is.


  1. Max, awesome idea with the tank turrets. What size earth magnets did you use ?

    I look forward to defending your ruins with my brave russians in Steveograd

  2. Looks pretty good -- I like the idea of using magnets for the gun options.