Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Leningrad Tiger!

I have completed my 2nd Tiger, along with some other Germany Armor.

I decided to make this Tiger Panzer Grey.  I've heard many people say that there were no Panzer Grey Tigers.  That they were all Dark Yellow.  I like things to be historical but I'm not total bent on it.  Its not like I was going to paint!  I was going to paint it grey either way.  Just because I've heard both sides of the coin I did a little digging myself.

What I found was that the first 4 Tigers went to the  Schwere PzAbt 502, part of Army Group North attacking Leningrad in August 1942.  These Tigers were Grey.  I even found some crazy pictures.

So here is my Leningrad Tiger, StuG F/8's, and Panzer II's.  Let me know what you think.

My little varnish cocktail is a bit too matt.  made some of the darker lines disappear.  I'll have to refine this for the next batch.  I also refined my wash, and it works much better.  Even painted the tank commanders this way as a prelude to painting infantry with this technique.

They symbol on the Panzer II's is from the 14th panzer division.  The turrent looked kinda bare, and its hard to put numbers on a turret that small.  I'm sure there was a light panzer company in that division, just don't know where they would have placed their unit symbol.

The StuG F/8's I screwed up a bit on.  In most of the F/8 photo's I found they had the German cross with their unit symbol on the side.  I forgot this until I had already done the first one.  So I just made them all the same.  These turned out super good.  I can't wait to use them against Sylvain's Soviet Calvary!

Next up, 1 Panzer IV f2, 3 Panzer J (late), and 5 T-34 obr 1942's.

Oh some might question the tires on my tanks.  I know they should be black.  But I tried painting them and they look like shit after.  So I just leave them now. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Soviet Scouts and Sniper

I was hesitant to post these because my light is broken and I don't think these pictures do these guys any justice. except for this first picture of my sniper. Thought it turned out super cool.

Hope you enjoy for a short time...I'm almost done the Leningrad Tiger!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

IS-2 and SU-76m

Here are some IS-2's and SU-76's. There are the first finalized vehicles that I've done using an airbrush and wash.

I'm still a little iffy on the wash. the lines are showing up as much as I thought. but still not to bad.

Next I will try doing some camo with the airbrush.

I also successfully figured out how to varnish with an airbrush. I will no longer need any aerosol cans to prime or varnish.