Panther A Warlord 1/56.

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cartfc
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Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by cartfc » 23 Jan 2019, 20:33

Had a few hours and did this Warlord Panther. Decided to do without side skirts so removed the lugs the pins fit into and filled the hole with plasticard and filler. Painting, base coat Army Painter desert yellow spray, dry brushed skeleton bone. Olivgrün and rotbraun applied with sponge. I used the sponge foam from blister packs. Army painter soft tone wash to tie in the camo scheme. Track done in Mig track wash then dry brushed GW Bolt Gun metal. Details painted with black undercoat, bolt gun metal/natural wood. Pin wash and streaked grime with GW Nunn Oil. Tracks dirtied up with dark earth sponged on. Finish is good wargame/semi pro finish and I am happy with it.

Cheers Fred.

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CarlL
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Re: Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by CarlL » 23 Jan 2019, 21:17

Its a lovely model and a great finish Fred.
Not tried sponge on small models but may give it a go seeing your work.
Was it ink or acrylic paint you used with your sponge work? or other?
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cartfc
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Re: Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by cartfc » 23 Jan 2019, 22:03

It was acrylic paint. Mostly the Army Painter range which are widely available, reasonably priced and give good coverage. Only solvent based product was the Mig track wash, which is great and gives a rusty look that needs steel dry brushed over it as the 2 things I hate are solid rust tracks and tanks where the whole lower hull is caked in mud. Still needs a final dry brush and varnish.

Cheers Fred.

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Re: Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by panzerman47 » 23 Jan 2019, 23:36

Looks most excellent to me.... 8-)

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Re: Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by Richard B. » 24 Jan 2019, 07:53

Very nice, love the camouflage pattern :D
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Re: Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by Seret » 24 Jan 2019, 14:10

Lovely paint work.

If I could make one tiny suggestion: have you tried using Micro Sol on your decals? It partially melts it, and in your case would get the transfer down into the zimmerit and get the "painted on" look. It'll also reduce the "silvering" effect. I highly recommend it. These are some turret numbers on the exact same kit given a dose of Micro Sol:

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All up though, nice model. The Panther has a real presence on the table in that scale!

cartfc
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Re: Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by cartfc » 24 Jan 2019, 17:55

Unfortunately I have run out of Micro Sol otherwise would have used it. It doesn’t look so bad now the final coat of varnish is on. I plan to get some more. I have let my paint stock run down quite a bit. Once I am stocked up will get the airbrush out and get some more done. This was just a quick build as I had some free time and fancied doing some modelling. For a quick build quite pleased with how it turned out.

Cheers Fred.

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Re: Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by Seret » 26 Jan 2019, 09:43

Ah, sounds like you're wise to the way of Micro Sol already then! Love that stuff.

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Re: Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 26 Jan 2019, 12:22

Fred for a quick project that's a very nice bit of kit, over weathered and buckets of mud are a pet hate of mine also. :D thanks for posting . cheers John

Micro Sol ,its new to me ,but looks the part , I must get some of that . ;)

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Re: Panther A Warlord 1/56.

Post by cartfc » 26 Jan 2019, 19:09

Have seen a lot of otherwise good models where it looks as if the bottom half of the hull has just been dipped in mud. Mud is deposited in a distinct pattern where it is thrown by the tracks. A tank with that much mud on has been bogged down and just pulled out.
My 3rd pet hate is commander half out the turret in that “here I am shoot me” look. I generally cut commanders down to head out or occasionally head/shoulders.

Cheers Fred.

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