Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Painting Guide, DAK Panzer IV E's

This post is long over due.  The Drunken Gamers of Ottawa have just finished the first tier of their escalation league with a total war (check out the video at he link). So I'm a little behind with my painting but I just finished by first platoon, so Panzer IV E's (which I should be able to use for Early and Midwar in North Africa and Italy!), for my escalation league Germans and I'm very happy with the way they turned out.  If you follow WWPD this is very similar method to the theirs (I think I like theirs a bit better but I had already glued the tracks on so I could play with the models).  The next tier is 1000 pts so I'm looking at doing another platoon like this and then the OC and 2IC who will be riding in Panzer IV M's and then 4 8-rads.  The last couple of pictures are of a model Stuka that I found online.  It was 5.99 and came prepainted, it's 1/144 scale and as you can see from the pictures looks awesome! 

Without further a due here's how I painted my Panzer IV E's:
 Prime the model black but make sure that you don't cover any detail.

 I used an airbrush and painted the whole model Vallejo German Camo Beige.

 Next I washed the model with an Umber wash from Vallejo.

I used an artist pen (felt tipped and 0.05mm) which you can get at almost any art store to outline the whole model. 

 I painted the tracks and platoon commander black.

 I painted the wood handles scorched brown and the metal chain mail from GW, I also used German black grey for the uniform.

 Here is the final product after decals and purity seal has been added.  I'm very happy with how it all turned out.  I can't wait to get some action shots now.

Below are some more shots of the Tanks and then of the Stuka.  I got my from Echo Base Toys and the first arrived in about a week (about $8 for it delivered to my house).  I'm still waiting for the other two to show up.

Up next is the other Panzer IV E platoon and then the OC and 2IC in Panzer IV M's and finally 2 pair of 8-rads.  Hopefully it won't take 5 weeks till I'm finished the next platoon!