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Panzer IV

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About the Author

About Henk Meerdink (Henk)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM


Comments

Hi, Oh this is very nice. I really do like that winter camo effect and how it's been heavily weathered. The whole set up is top rate. Thanks for posting this one. Take care, Larry
MAR 02, 2006 - 02:23 PM
Looks really great. So what technique did you use to get the chipped paing look?
MAR 03, 2006 - 12:38 AM
Henk - EXCELLENT job all round, but major kudos for the groundwork in particular...those tracks and that mud are seamlessly worked together. I am really liking that !
MAR 03, 2006 - 01:04 AM
Henk! Great job. Very inspirational. Cheers Shane
MAR 04, 2006 - 07:42 AM
Thanks guys, glad you like it. This is one of my own favourites, and still sits at the front of my display cabinet.. Ralph, i painted the basecoat of Panzergrau and after that had dried I applied Maskol where I wanted to show the white paint worn of. Then a coat of White, and after drying carefully remove the Maskol. Then add many little scratches with Panzergrau with a brush aswel as some white spots. Washed with an Earth coloured wash, all over first and than successive layers lowerdown to intensivy the effect towards the bottom. Jon, The mud is a mixture of PVA glue and ground coffee (after you made the coffee.. ).. It gives that 'flat, dried and cracked' mud effect I was after. The tank was added to the ground when I did the mud, to ensure that the tracks where properly 'sunk' and merged with the mud. A coat of gloss varnish to simulate the wet mud finished it off. Cheers Henk
MAR 04, 2006 - 03:06 PM
Great job Henk, I especially like the ground work: very realistic. Thanks for posting. Tom
MAR 04, 2006 - 05:25 PM
oh man one of these days i will try my hand at that after all we have best teachers around!!!!!!!!! lookin good!!!!!!!!!!!!! reb
MAR 04, 2006 - 05:30 PM
Fantastic build Henk. Thanks for the tip on making the ground work. As a coffee addict, im never short of grounded coffee! I especially liked the way you did the little stream on the side! Fantastic weathering on the kit as well. Now im wishing you had written up a step by step build article. Cheers!
MAR 05, 2006 - 02:20 AM
I did post my progress, but as we can't go back anymore I can't find it.... I also did a review of the Mig conversion set, which my be of interest. Here . I'll see if I can find my build article.. Cheers Henk
MAR 05, 2006 - 04:22 AM
yes please do! Im not sure if your build article covers the making of the base but thats the one im hoping to focus on at this stage. Thanks!
MAR 05, 2006 - 04:34 AM