It is a Brummbär with coating mold, built from September 2011 to May 2012.
Roughly divided, there are 3 parts like this photo. Before painting inside in white, maybe it’s enough, this process. I tried to create a sense of dynamism to remain open some hatches. Later I’ll find standing pose German soldier later cause there’s no hatch for fitting with the figure.
Previously, when I made the Panzer IV, due to write down the part number in black magic, erase the number with dark yellow painting was quite hard. I use white magic this time.
I understand the manufacturing process without looking for instruction. I accent them with a little bullet hole marks.
The climax finally, Caterpillar is produced. Compare with the Tamiya adhesive, Mr.Hobby’s one drying time is faster. I mixed Mr. Cement S and Mr.Cement Deluxe 50% & 50% to adjust drying speed and viscosity.
There are many injection pin marks on the backside of magic tracks, I put off these marks placed under road wheels that we can see easily. Later, cleaning the dust with my old toothbrush.
Struggled unexpectedly. Binoculars attached belt, I tried to use an ultra-thin plastic sheet, but every time cuts broken. After all, I used to lead to code which had been stretched to a thin plate. But it’s still a little over scale, I suppose.
The headphones do not fit the neck and I change it to hold with the left hand. With headphone cord, it is too long and not so good looking. After my painting, if not so fit for this tank, I remove this cord. I added the mold of hair with my design knife.
Vehicle was painted camouflage. I think it is too narrow camouflage lines compared with the installation original, but feel pretty good. I also put the Zippo side of Brummbar. At first, I tried to paint camouflage on Schurzen but for a change, decided to remain dark yellow only for effective gradation of dark color and dark yellow.
Painted hatched and wheels. Before pasting the decals, made a smooth surface with clear airbrushing, and use the decal fit to paste. After the decals are completely dry, I coated with matte clear. That prevented the silvering of the decals, This process is the basic task of car modeler, I suppose.
A work in progress since last year, Brummbar was completed. From the experience the infantry had struggled against the Soviet army in the city fighting of Stalingrad, Brummbar was developed as an infantry support weapon. These tanks were strong to support city fighting and attacking pillbox, etc.
The photo is a little dark, but the caterpillar slack condition is good looking. This time I did not mistake caterpillar attachment wrong direction. The hard painting of these many road wheels, but it’s the fate of IV type tanks.
Weathering is lighter than usual. I do because the surface is camouflage painting. I didn’t intend to do hard. Washing is heavy with dark brown to highlight the Zimmerit mold. It’s more realistic if I did the hard weathering on the top, maybe.
Brummbar equips MG34 machine gun. Many things pop up from these hatches, I have no space to fit the tank crew. I found remaining parting lines of the antenna, after taking a larger photograph, I noticed many faults.
Gallant black night, looking combat power is so high, excellent motivation looking figure. I think the headphone cord is not matched with it so I’ll cut it later. I used Tamiya decals to the key point, these decals were a pretty good finish.
You may think it’s too black muzzle? At first, I painted the muzzle with various pastel and oil paint, enamel colors but not a good effect. I airbrushed at the last minute. I suppose the muzzle is really burnt looking, but it’s imagination……
The kit decals of handwriting mark are completely the same the right and left. I arrange a little and change the drawing shape. There’s no explanation of this mark meaning in instruction. I presume it’s 2nd platoon of 3rd tank, for instance.
After looking back, I had been made four German models continually. Next time I challenge the other country’s vehicle. I just get tired of dark yellow…..
The Zimmerit Coating from the beginning is very good. However, in order to express the peeling of the coating would be fun, and it’s easy to make this from the coating by myself.
For a while, I had forgotten this work in process, there is quite a sense of accomplishment that somehow I brought it to completion.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.