Saturday, February 16, 2013

Artillerie Beobachtungspanzer III Ausf. H, unknown SS unit, Normandy 1944

Today I present the finished Beobwagen, the vehicle will be a part of a diorama from the Normandy campaign where the SS divisions made an extense use of these vehicles (these were enlisted to the LAH, HJ and Hohenstaufen). The vehicle was an armored forward artillery observation tank hence the barrel was a dummy to make space for additional long range radio equipment. The model itself was a good test field for Lifecolors which I haven't used before. The results were spectacular for me, the paints produce a thin and sturdy layer and you can make corrections for countless times if needed. They are practically odourless and the work goes fast. For painting chips and scratches I used the Vallejos as usual. The model kasten early style 40 cm wide Pz III/IV tracks were painted with Tamiya and Modelmaster paints. The weathering was done with artistic oils, Mig and AK interactive washes. The decals were applied with the help of Micro Set/Sol solutions. Article about this build including the homemade zimmerit part should be available in print in a few months.

1 comment:

  1. Piękny model, widoczny każdy rys, szczegóły - robi wrażenie. Podziwiam Pasję.