In case you missed Part I:
Schwere PanzerJagerKompanie Part I - Intro
OK here we go, starting a new army from scratch.
Let me start off by saying, I really really hate some of you people in the Flames of War world. Not because you are jerks, or ass wipes...can I say that on TV? But because a lot of you say "This is what i did this afternoon". I have no idea how you do that, because it takes me just an afternoon to get everything set up and ready to paint. And the worst part is their stuff still looks great.
Part I, because they were sitting so long they had dust on them and I needed to clean them up.
Once the tank is all put together its time to add rare earth magnets to the turrets. I first use a small drill bit, the ones people use for hollowing out gun barrels. This gives a starting point for the drill bit. I find if you don't do this, your drill slides when you first start drilling and the hole never ends up center. With the magnets I always color each end with a permanent red marker. When placing the magnets this helps you keep the polarity right. The colored red end will go into the hole.
Then I put a dab of glue in the hole, followed with a little bit of green stuff, followed by a bit more glue. Then place the magnet, red marker in. Then ever so gently push the magnet down until it is flush with the surface. If you push it to deep, it may not work with the other magnet. This is why I use the green stuff. Just in case you drilled your hole to deep.
Once they are cleaned up I glue them to golf tee's and stick them in some styrofoam. This allows me to handle each guy with out touching them. But only use PVA glue, You want to be able to remove them easily when you are done. I do the same with the guns. For tank stuff like schurzen, I'll glue them to toothpicks. For this I use super glue.
Once everything is ready, I take some old prescription bottles, double sided carpet tape, and stick the vehicles to them. This will allow me to airbrush them with out touching them. The tape is strong enough to hold them, even if they are heavy.
Now everything is ready to be airbrushed.