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Teacher
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 11:49 AM UTC
Henk shows us a bit more of his Pzr IV F1 conversion with Tamiya Pzr IV H base kit, with Accurate Armour resin Ostketten. Thanks Henk!

Vinnie

PzIV F1 Conversion



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
sgirty
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Ohio, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 02:23 PM UTC
Hi, Oh this is very nice. I really do like that winter camo effect and how it's been heavily weathered. The whole set up is top rate. Thanks for posting this one.

Take care, Larry
Bravo36
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2006 - 12:38 AM UTC
Looks really great. So what technique did you use to get the chipped paing look?
BigJon
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, March 03, 2006 - 01:04 AM UTC
Henk - EXCELLENT job all round, but major kudos for the groundwork in particular...those tracks and that mud are seamlessly worked together. I am really liking that !

outback
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 07:42 AM UTC
Henk! Great job. Very inspirational.

Cheers
Shane
Henk
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 03:06 PM UTC
Thanks guys, glad you like it. This is one of my own favourites, and still sits at the front of my display cabinet..

Ralph, i painted the basecoat of Panzergrau and after that had dried I applied Maskol where I wanted to show the white paint worn of. Then a coat of White, and after drying carefully remove the Maskol. Then add many little scratches with Panzergrau with a brush aswel as some white spots. Washed with an Earth coloured wash, all over first and than successive layers lowerdown to intensivy the effect towards the bottom.
Jon, The mud is a mixture of PVA glue and ground coffee (after you made the coffee.. ).. It gives that 'flat, dried and cracked' mud effect I was after.
The tank was added to the ground when I did the mud, to ensure that the tracks where properly 'sunk' and merged with the mud. A coat of gloss varnish to simulate the wet mud finished it off.

Cheers
Henk
tommaso66
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Trieste, Italy
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 05:25 PM UTC
Great job Henk,
I especially like the ground work: very realistic.
Thanks for posting.
Tom
rebelsoldier
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Arizona, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 05:30 PM UTC
oh man one of these days i will try my hand at that
after all we have best teachers around!!!!!!!!!

lookin good!!!!!!!!!!!!!


reb
jazza
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 02:20 AM UTC
Fantastic build Henk. Thanks for the tip on making the ground work. As a coffee addict, im never short of grounded coffee! I especially liked the way you did the little stream on the side!

Fantastic weathering on the kit as well. Now im wishing you had written up a step by step build article.

Cheers!
Henk
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 04:22 AM UTC
I did post my progress, but as we can't go back anymore I can't find it....
I also did a review of the Mig conversion set, which my be of interest. Here .

I'll see if I can find my build article..

Cheers
Henk
jazza
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2006 - 04:34 AM UTC

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I'll see if I can find my build article..



yes please do!

Im not sure if your build article covers the making of the base but thats the one im hoping to focus on at this stage.

Thanks!