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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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DML Pz. IV Ausf G
Henk
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 04:21 AM GMT+7
Outstanding job Bill, a superb Pz. IV.

Cheers
Henk
darbycrash
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 04:36 AM GMT+7
Great looking build, and I appreciate the commentary on what techniques you used along the way.
Spiff
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 04:55 AM GMT+7
Very nice work on your PzKpfw IV Ausf. G Bill! I'm diggin' the winter scheme!
wbill76
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 05:37 AM GMT+7
Martin,

The method is pretty straight forward but you do have to be mindful that the pigments will slightly stain and aren't 100% removable due to the "tooth" of the underlying Flat coat and the fact that the pigments, when dissolved in water, become much finer than just as the powder. The water application does have the added bonus of "fixing" the pigments though, no additional treatment or sealer is required.

Rick, Darby

Appreciate the comments! I always try to explain the "how it got there" vs. the "then a miracle happened" approach...I myself have learned quite a bit from reading the "how" from other modelers, the least I can do is return the favor.

Jeff, Mike, Plasticat, Ethan, Henk, and Scott,

My pleasure and thanks!

wbill76
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2008 - 01:27 PM GMT+7
Work wrapped on this one, all done!











f1matt
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 09:13 PM GMT+7
One of the best white washes I have ever seen. And it's not even white!

Bill, you keep getting better and better.

-Matt
sgtreef
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 10:33 PM GMT+7
Ditto ↑.

Enough said.
wbill76
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 02:29 AM GMT+7
Matt, Jeff, appreciate the comments!
Galwitz
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 02:57 AM GMT+7
Great blog and awesome result. Thanks for sharing, Bill. I especially appreciate all the "watch -for" and "how-to" parts...
wbill76
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 12:01 PM GMT+7
Thanks Ales, appreciate the comments.
wing_nut
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2008 - 08:19 PM GMT+7
I just picked up this kit at MosquitoCon and was searching for pics and reviews. I came across your build. All I can say is wow. And this is bookmarked for when my builds starts.
wbill76
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2008 - 08:32 PM GMT+7
Thanks Marc, hope it's helpful for you. The IV G Smart Kit is a fun one to build.
milvehfan
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Posted: Monday, April 07, 2008 - 08:59 PM GMT+7
Awesome Winter Camo. Very Nice & Realistic .
CB1000h
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Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 12:35 AM GMT+7
I also pic this one up at mosquito con and the build has been helpful
Just starting it now
Thanks for putting yours up
Wayne
wbill76
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Posted: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
Thanks milvehfan, appreciate the comments.

Wayne, my pleasure, hope it's helpful to you.
cfsfido
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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 12:48 PM GMT+7
wbill76:
I first want to thank you for sharing your talents with us. Even though it has been thirty five plus years since I last built a model, I remember how tedious it can be, yet you took on the added task of documenting it for us, once again, my heartfelt thanks.
Seeing that I have yet to cut my first piece of sprue, even though I have purchased a Dragon Sd.Kfz. 251/17 D with a 2 cm. Schwebelafettte, I feel like a newbie. So maybe you will forgive a newbie question. Through out your build you use an airbrush; well I live in a first floor mid terrace flat, and even the thought of compressor noise is too loud. Have you ever achieved similar results using only a brush? Just wondered if it was even possible.

Thanks for the great blog.
Fido
wbill76
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Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 03:47 PM GMT+7
Fido,

Thanks for the comments and welcome back to the hobby! I use a very small compressor for the airbrush, a 1/3 HP hobby specific model with no tank, that might be something you could consider for noise control? It's very small/compact and low noise.

As far as brush painting, there are some very accomplished modelers who only brush-paint. Unfortunately I'm not one of them, but it's possible to get very good results with just brush painting, but it takes a different approach and tool set to accomplish. Feel free to post or ask questions here in the forum and I'm sure those who are able will provide plenty of advice and pointers on how to achieve good results via brush painting.
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2008 - 01:05 AM GMT+7
Fido, I'll shoot you a PM reply when I get out of bed (I work nights.. , and yes ,I drive a truck.. ).