Panzer 1A

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Steve Hutchinson wrote:Hi Vincent

Mario Eens did a DVD in the MMX range on different camo and AB combinations

DVD - Airbrushing Camouflage Patterns with Mario Eens

To cut a long story short, hand paint the edges of the camo and fill in with the AB.

I did mine all by hand, but did use the suggestion to draw the camo onto a plan, so I knew what I was trying to do :roll:

HTH's?

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Thanks Steve, that DVD looks very helpful. :) I'll keep an eye out for it. My airbrush is also not playing fair at the moment so until I sort that out my little Panzer will have to be patient. ;)

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I've made some progress on my Panzer 1A. I know, I'm as shocked as you are :shock:
It took a while but I finally settled on the inter-war three colour scheme. To be honest I'm not convinced by the colours but if you think I'm going to repaint this tiny thing again any time soon you are very much mistaken my friends :lol:
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Obviously, from the pics, you can see I haven't fitted the tracks yet, or the front and rear track guards or painted the headlight. :roll: The magic tracks supplied with the kit scare me so I think I might order some metal ones which should be way easier to assemble and fit. ;) Once they are on I can finish off the weathering which should tie the whole thing together.

That's all for now. I am pretty sure the next update won't take 5 years. :lol:

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Superb paintwork Vincent

Well done, and it certainly doesn't need repainting

The interwar scheme is "odd" but a little of your skilled weathering should calm down what you perceive to be a little bright/busy?

I'm looking forward to your progress and the metal tracks too.

I have several alternatives but have always just plugged away at the magic tracks.

I have "saved" the Fruil tracks along with enough Photo etch and resin to build a full Pz IA except for the wheels.

Another retirement project one I have knocked the rust of my micro soldering kit and skills!

Enjoy the weathering, it should be another stunner

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Vincent, that has to be the best Reichswehr camo I've ever seen! :shock: :shock: :shock: Seriously, you've set the gold standard! :D

What paints did you use? How did you brush them?

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Beautiful paint job Vincent :D
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Steve Hutchinson wrote: 27 Mar 2022, 16:27 Superb paintwork Vincent
Well done, and it certainly doesn't need repainting
The interwar scheme is "odd" but a little of your skilled weathering should calm down what you perceive to be a little bright/busy?
I'm looking forward to your progress and the metal tracks too.
I have several alternatives but have always just plugged away at the magic tracks.
I have "saved" the Fruil tracks along with enough Photo etch and resin to build a full Pz IA except for the wheels.
Another retirement project one I have knocked the rust of my micro soldering kit and skills!
Enjoy the weathering, it should be another stunner
Regards
Steve H
Thanks, Steve. :) To be honest I should have fitted the Magic Tracks before I put the hull together and painted them at the end. So I have sort of forced myself into a corner. :roll: Anyway, I'm sure the metal ones will come out a treat.

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Philipp Gross wrote: 28 Mar 2022, 23:30 Vincent, that has to be the best Reichswehr camo I've ever seen! :shock: :shock: :shock: Seriously, you've set the gold standard! :D
What paints did you use? How did you brush them?
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Thanks for the kind words Philipp. :) I used this set from Mig.
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It's probably not strictly accurate but when I bought it 5 years ago it seemed like a good idea. :lol:
I added several thin layers of each colour by brush until they looked ok to my eye. Keeping the paint thin enough was made easier by adding Mig Transparator to the mix. I find this makes the paint flow much better. For the first layer I used a ratio of 1:1 then wound it back for each subsequent layer.
Hope that helps :)

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Adam Durrant wrote: 29 Mar 2022, 08:50 Beautiful paint job Vincent :D
Thanks Adam, I'm glad you like it. :)

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The paint is amazing.

Don't be afraid of Magic tracks. They are some of my favorite tracks. I just take a piece of wood or other straight edge and place some tape sticky side up on your work bench. Put the magic tracks together and then apply a coat of Tamyia thin cement on them. Let them sit for 15-20 min then you can bend them around the road wheels. I have never had a single problem doing it this way. You may just have to remove the drive sprocket to get the tracks in place.

I like magic Tracks so much when Dragon stopped including them in their kits I bought very few of their tracked vehicles.

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Shawn Ramsey wrote: 01 Apr 2022, 19:24 The paint is amazing.

Don't be afraid of Magic tracks. They are some of my favorite tracks. I just take a piece of wood or other straight edge and place some tape sticky side up on your work bench. Put the magic tracks together and then apply a coat of Tamyia thin cement on them. Let them sit for 15-20 min then you can bend them around the road wheels. I have never had a single problem doing it this way. You may just have to remove the drive sprocket to get the tracks in place.

I like magic Tracks so much when Dragon stopped including them in their kits I bought very few of their tracked vehicles.

Shawn
Thanks for the tip with the tracks Shawn. :) I'll give it a go

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