When the initial camo job won’t do anymore it’s time for a re-paint! Eugen Baicea and 5 Panzer IV J for Flames of War.
From the beginning i have to confess that these 5 Panzer IV are on their 5th paint job, a solid proof that i am completely undecided in regards of German camouflage but i also blame the immense variation on the existing schemes. They were pure Dunkelgelb at the beginning, then they had large blobs and stripes of green and brown added and finally a Panther like Splinter camo which did not suit them at all. So i remade them as a dusty Dunkelgelb with slight green/brown spots but i didn’t stop there. So i give you my last try and hopefully the last:
The recipe is simple:
1. Black basecoat on the initial kit
2. Dunkelgelb basecoat leaving the cracks visible (the black shadow) so do a heavy drybrush
3. Stripes of Vallejo 70826 German Camouflage Medium Brown and 70894 Camouflage Olive Green
4. Detailing (tracks and machine-guns)
Extremely fast and pretty good looking dare i say. They still need some detailing ofcourse for the toolkit and a mat varnish over the whole model but that’s for next time!