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Tamiya Panzer IV ausf. H 1/35
kunjuro
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:10 PM UTC
Hi folks,

I'd like to share my WIP - a Tamiya Panzer IV ausf. H. Added the zimm myself to differentiate it from the early production version. I kept weathering to a minimum as well - just a simple oil dot filter and some washes. Thanks for looking!



joepanzer
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 01:01 PM UTC
Nice job on the Zimm!!!

How did you do it, please?
Kenaicop
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 01:08 PM UTC
Great Job!
dhines
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 01:30 PM UTC
Awesome job on the 4h Nigel. I really like how the zim turned out as well as the paint job. Also curious as the others on your zim method. Thanks for sharing.......Dale
kunjuro
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 01:46 PM UTC
Thanks Dale, James and Joe!

For the zimmerit, I used Tamiya's Grey Putty for the base and a set of Trumpeter Zimmerit Roller Tools (https://www.super-hobby.com/zdjecia/8/2/9/1860_rd.jpg) to create the pattern. I suggest working by small sections: the tamiya putty dries fast. Also, keep cleaning your tools so that the putty doesn't form on the ridges. I find that the Tamiya Putty is better at making thin and more realistic/up to scale zimmerit than using two-part putty (although this method is a lot more forgiving and gives you plenty of time to reshape the zimm)
ropeynz
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:11 AM UTC
Have you forgotten the mg, or did it break off?
kunjuro
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 07:34 PM UTC
It actually went missing during the build :/ Also MIA is one of the track holders in the lower hull. I'll put them back on when I find them. I'll just pretend that someone removed the MG on the front hull in the mean time due to "maintenance". Haha
Ibuild148
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 12:20 PM UTC
Well done Nigel!
kunjuro
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2020 - 08:01 PM UTC

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Well done Nigel!



Thanks Marc I really appreciate it.