Monday, 29 June 2015

First panzer iv complete (finally!)

After my airbrush problems I had to go a different direction with the Panzer IVs.  German armour camouflage wasn't particularly standardised, with the brown and green added by individual maintenance crews using whatever was available: sprays, brushes, rags, etc.  In the end I decided to go with a 'hand applied' look.  Quite pleased with the result overall.

EDIT: Just realised that I've but the back piece on upside down!
I've fixed this on the remaining two panzers,  but to late for this one

Still too more to do.  German armour takes much longer to paint than British, flat green is much easier to do!

The PSC panzers are a lovely kit though.  Still a fast build but more complex than the Churchills were, and the instructions could do with improving.  Other than that, highly recommended.


  1. Absolutely nothing wrong with that Alan. The colours pop and the scheme looks authentic.

    Nicely done.

  2. Sweet! Hope mine turn out as well...when I finally get around to them.

  3. Alan, that looks good. For brush painted German 3-colour camo an overall "softer" effect can be obtained by applying another light coat of dunkelgelb (almost a drybrush) after the initial coat of dunkelgelb and both of the disruptive colours. For a really weatherd look do the final coat after the decals too ;o)

    Cheers, Dave