Italeri, 1/35 scale
|by Andrew Judson
Here is my 1/35 scale Italeri Jagdpanther finished in markings for
Building this kit went really well
straight from the box, however in the end l decided to add separate
track links from a Dragon kit that l had in my spares as well as
adding Tamiya photo etched grills and a couple of AFV Club brass
The only other addition to the kit
was applying Zimmerit, using Revell Putty and an old scalpel blade.
Painting was done using an Aztek
A470 airbrush and Tamiya acrylic paints.
I applied all the basic camouflage
colors and then very lightly sprayed a dusty coat over the complete
kit to tone things down a little. I then applied a series of
different brown toned washes to bring out the detail.
All markings were hand painted on
over the Zimmerit as l tried decals and decal solution, but didn't
get very good results.
To finish things off, l then got
out my trusty Mig pigments and dirtyed things up a little, mixing
these with water, applying them to the kit, letting them dry and
then with a soft brush removing the excess.
With the kit was completed, l like
to add scale to armour by adding a figure, only this time l added
four. These all come from the Dragon set of LAH tankers with Hornet,
Warriors and one Dragon head. I slightly modified the two sitting
with their feet over the edge so as the would join up together okay.
These were all painted by hand, using a mixture of Tamiya,
Valejio,and Citedal acrylic paints. Overall l think they give the
kit a little more life.
I really enjoyed building this
model and even though its an old kit, it just shows that with a
little extra work it still is just about up there with all the rest,
and won't cost you a fortune to finish.
to Italeri for the sample.
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Model and Text by Andrew
Page Created 04 February, 2006
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