Thursday, May 14, 2009

BSMC Panzer IV build done!

.....well sort of. ;) I still need to do some figures, but for the BSMC monthy group build ther're done!  I had hoped to get four kits done, but it was obvious a couple of weeks ago that I didn't have a prayer to finish all four.  So I decided to set the Panzer IV Ausf. J and Nashorn to the side, and concentrate on the Jagdpazer and Stug.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Missing-Lynx Panzer IV contest

It's the home stretch of the missing-lynx Panzer IV contest. I was trying to build four kits for the contest, but it looks like I'll only finish two in time. I can't say I'm particularly pleased with how they turned out so far, but I haven't started the weathering yet, so they might turn out better once they're done.  I decided to do a hard edge camouflage on both kits, as it's more interesting then just plain panzer yellow, and easier to apply than soft edge.  I used "blu-tack" [technically yellow blu-tack] as the masking medium.

It's the first time I've tried using blu-tack. It's a little tedious, but over all it turned out fairly well. The Jagdpanzer was the first one I tried it on, I learned a little bit after the first model, and am happier with the second [the stug].