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Re: Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #75 on: July 19, 2019, 10:41:12 PM »
Make sure it's European mud or it probably won't work!  ;D
It turns out that the AMMO by Mig "Europe Earth Pigment" is, to my eyes, much too light. It looks much more at home in North Africa rather than Europe. Vallejo's "European Mud" color is more of an earthy color.

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Re: Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #76 on: July 20, 2019, 01:07:02 AM »
Wow, looks great.    :D

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Re: Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #77 on: July 20, 2019, 01:31:04 AM »
Shes gradually becoming a weathered veteran.

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Re: Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #78 on: July 22, 2019, 07:53:48 PM »
The final weathering step is the mud. Vallejo Weathering Effects Thick European Mud is pre-mixed to a pasty consistency, and has various grain-size bits in it that give it a gritty feel. A flat brush was used to scoop it out of the bottle and slop it onto the treads. It loses quite a bit of its volume as it dries, so overdoing it was not a problem.

The mud was applied to the treads and the areas adjacent to them where it would drip and spatter as the tank moved.





I'd originally planned to finish the weathering with Vallejo Splash European Mud and some rust. However, I like the way it looks now, so I'm calling it done before I screw it up  :). Photos of Heinz from the Tankograd volumes show him without the unditching beam, so I'll ditch that also.

I'll take some good photos and post them sometime this week. I've had a lot of fun with this departure from my usual aircraft and real space modeling. I hope you enjoyed the build, and thanks for all your comments.

Peter

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Re: Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #79 on: July 22, 2019, 08:39:22 PM »
Outstanding Finish to your build!
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Re: Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #80 on: July 22, 2019, 09:35:47 PM »
Nice finish and thanks for the departure from aircraft!
Looking forward to seeing the final pictures.

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Re: Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #81 on: July 25, 2019, 03:18:15 AM »
Whew - I made it with a week to spare  :). Not bad, considering we've spent the past six months having our new house finished and moving in.



























I've often wondered just how large a WW1 "heavy" tank was, compared to the WW2 tanks most of us are familiar with. Here's the answer, posed alongside my entire collection of tanks. From the left: Sturmtiger, Jagdpanther, Pacific Theater Sherman, and the Beute-Panzer. The other three were all built in 2009, so I'll need to build two more to get my three tanks for this decade  :)



I had a lot of fun with this build, especially with researching and making the new cannon turrets, and I've enjoyed playing in the mud  :). I think Des would approve.  Thanks for watching and commenting!

Peter

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Re: COMPLETED - Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #82 on: July 25, 2019, 03:34:26 AM »
What a super build and a change from aircraft too. The finish with the mud is realistic to write the least. A very interesting thread to follow and a lovely photo of your tanl collection to finish. What not to like?

Stephen.

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Re: COMPLETED - Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #83 on: July 25, 2019, 04:55:05 AM »
Congrats on finishing such a Fantastic Panzer! Your work on the Armament and turrets was/is superb as is the painting and weathering. I Love the Mud!!
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Re: COMPLETED - Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #84 on: July 25, 2019, 08:55:38 AM »
Peter , your build was a joy to follow along and the end results are.. well...Awesome ! I don't think Des wouldn't have mind you playing with mud , in fact he would have encouraged it  ;)



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Re: COMPLETED - Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #85 on: July 25, 2019, 09:19:42 PM »
Outstanding result, Peter.  I enjoyed following your build, which was a nice departure from aircraft.
The mud application looks realistic to me.
Good work on the gun turrets, BTW.

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Re: COMPLETED - Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #86 on: July 26, 2019, 12:01:39 AM »
Nice and grubby!!

Steve
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Re: COMPLETED - Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #87 on: July 26, 2019, 10:46:13 AM »
Wonderful! Congratulations!

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Re: COMPLETED - Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #88 on: July 26, 2019, 04:29:50 PM »
Very nice work. Cool camo scheme and mud.
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Manni
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Re: COMPLETED - Mark IV Male Heavy Tank Beute-Panzer
« Reply #89 on: July 26, 2019, 11:22:15 PM »
Nicely done and a great addition to your collection.  Cheers Matt