All these tanks are 28mm. Remember, modelling is suppose to be FUN. I use Vallejo paints and Flames of War has some really good painting guides on their websites. ... 2 thin coats of Vallejo Model colour Middlestone where applied with a brush. Here is a tutorial for painting German tanks in the later years of the war with brushes. 3. If you’re building a model car, plane, ship or train, here are a few key steps to take to nail that paint job: Attach the section of your model kit you intend to paint to a wire coat hanger. Thin the paint to a consistency of milk and you're ready to shoot. Often AFV’s are painted in the field or in bad conditions and the rubber rims may well be painted the same colour as the hubs. Gunther: Hi, and WELCOME BACK into the (armor) hobby! Completed 2 Panther tanks. Painting Hope its helpful. I saw another thread about which paint to use when hand painting, but was unsure if this would work for model tanks and how to do a camoflage paint job by hand. This is not a good way to produce base coats if you need to paint over more than half of the base coat. Work in a well-ventilated area, preferably outside. Now that I have gotten that off my chest, here is the question. This was an abbreviated version of the way that I paint 1/35 scale armor models, but the basic elements are the same. The paint should be as thin as milk, so if you get a color that is thicker, just add a little more thinner. There are many options available for painting any model. Tip: This is a great way to paint model cars or tanks. Looking at this unpainted Scorpioin light tank it is difficult to believe that at one time the painting of models was far from universal. These are the colors I used for the Pz. 2. Thanks in advance for any help! I'm 1 year younger, dropped out when about 18, came back 2 1/2 years ago! I then use Chocolate Brown (872) and Reflective Green (890) for the camo. Items like these often require only 1-2 color to make them pop. For this express project, I adopted a six-step painting process that took less than five hours in total. This does NOT work with Testors Acryl! No point in painting rubber rims when making a model of this tank. Of all the ways to paint a model, the most effective and precise means is the airbrush. As the rubber flexes, some of this paint may flake off but even so the rubber rim is … Steps to Paint Model Kits. IV Ausf. German Tanks include 2 x Panthers, Tiger, 2 x Panzer IV, 1 x Panzer III N and Luchs. How can you paint German camo on tanks WITHOUT an airbrush. Number one, they are a pain to clean, a pain to prepare (paint), they are messy, and pretty much ruins the fun of model building for me due to the frustration. It is the many coats of colour that breath life into a model… Ditto on the ventilation! How To Paint And Weather Model Tank Tracks Hey Everyone, Here is my simply technique to weather your tracks in any scale RC or static. 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