Sunday, April 22, 2012

PzKpfw IV Ausf. J - Tamiya (35181)




So I always wanted to build a Panzer IV, and since I haven't gotten my hands on a 1/72 kit yet, I thought I would build my 1/35 Tamiya kit I had laying around.

Prepainting

Well what can I say? it's a Tamiya kit, even though it might not be as detailed and pimped as the new Dragon kits, it just fit perfectly together, the instructions are perfect and the details are totally adequate and if you wanted to pimp it with some PE parts, you could easily do that, personally I'm thinking about getting myself some PEShürzen for my tank, since it isn't included.

These old Tamiya kits aren't that expensive compared to todays standard (well they are almost 20 years old) so you can afford some extra things before you reach the Dragon prices. I got both my Tamiya Panthers in a garage sale for about 13€ as piece, and this kit was roughly the same as far as i remember.


Painting

So before I stopped for the day I started priming the tank (I assembled it a few weeks ago, but never had the time to begin painting, since I was working on my Panther).
I'm trying out my new Vallejo Grey Primer, and being used to spray Tamiya paints I still gotta get used to the Vallejo Air series.







*Update*
This project is temporarily shelfed until I get some parts home from Chinaland (Shürzen). I've decided to apply some zimmerit aswell, since alot of the pictures I've looked at of the J version had zimmerit, and it's always a nice thing to practice.



Stay tuned for further updates.
Chris

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