Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Michael Wittmann - Battlefront - GBX16 - Continued!

Update time!

So I finished my Command Tiger (or well I need to make the antenna), but otherwise I think I'll call it done. Great model, still a bit sad about the tiger in the box actually wasn't the one depicted on the box art, but whatever it isn't that important.

Still need to paint the figures and the car, but that will be at some later point.

Hope you like it.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Michael Wittmann - Battlefront - GBX16

Hello everyone!

I recieved this set as a christmas present and I must say after having just finished 4 Plastic Soldier Company Tigers that zimmerit just makes everything more cool :-D

The PSC Tiger might be slightly more reaslistic scale wise, but this kit makes up for it with the zimmerit and the extra figures and car. The only negative thing I have to say about my kit, is that the tiger provided in the box isn't actually the one depicted in the picture...looks more like a generic battlefront tiger to me, but all the figures are the same. Also as far as I can tell no decals was provided in the kit, this might be normal for BF kits (haven't really done a lot of those) but luckily I have plenty laying around.

I'm not actully making Michael Wittman, since my army is currently of the 3. SS Panzerbattalion, so I'm just building it as a command Tiger.

 The model is very nicely detailed and very easy to assemble.

As usual a primed the model white, sprayed it yellow, then highlighted it slighty and applied the camouflage pattern. Sadly I had to do this twice, because the first time around I primed it with a Testors Gloss coat I wanted to try out, sadly this completely ruined the paint job, so I had to do it over.

After the camo was applied I gave it a good nice gloss finished and applied the decals I wanted. After this had dried I gave it a dark wash/pin wash and let it dry.

After the wash had dried up I gave it a hightlight using some oil colors, just mixed a light sandy color.

Hopefully I will be able to sit down a do a bit more on this model, maybe later this week.

(Very sorry for the crappy photos...not at home currently)