Painting and weathering HUGE 1:6 Maybach Panzer engines

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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:24 am

After long time I picked up painting and weathering again!
A friend commissioned me to work on two engines:

One top half to show under the engine hatch:
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The small ones are 1:16 btw

But also the "piece the resistance", a fullsize engine to ride on top of his Armortek Bergepather! :mrgreen:
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These are resin printed, large and heavy beasts. They break easily.

Finding pictures showing the right colors for the part was quite hard. Best I could find was of a model...
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By David Parker

He added interesting details btw:
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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:25 am

Just to see how the resin would react I sprayed the air filters with a primer first.
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After some shading.

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Some weathering

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Would be nice for my own Panther too!
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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:25 am

I am planning to update this thread regularly with the progress. :-)

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:06 am

Oh, the opportunities 1/6 size offers! This will be an unique thread to follow. I am already impressed. :clap:

You noted that "finding pictures showing the right colors...was quite hard." It looks as if you might already have checked with WilliCapri to see what he knows, as he makes the 1/16 Maybach engines. I wonder why the air-cleaner assembly was Elfenbein and not Dunkelgrau or, later, maybe Dunkelgelb. It would seem to me that the air cleaners would most likely be visible to Allied fighter/bombers; whereas, the rest of the engine would be hidden. But, then, what makes sense to me often does not make sense to others. :crazy:

I am amused to see each valve cover cast so as to indicate on which side of the engine it belongs. Nein, du dummer Esel! :-< Rechts! Nicht links! :/
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:13 am

Oh wow, that is some models to be working on.
I shall be following your progress.

I think I may have taken a screen shot on this forum of the following picture, if not, I have no idea where I copied it from. I thought it looked rather good for a model.
Sadly, like you, I could not find a good picture of a real one. I hope it gives you inspiration.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:31 pm

Beautiful work. :clap: Are you planning to drop one into your Armortek Tiger, then? :) Sorry, I can't write the 'Term- 'Armortek Tiger 1' without envious thoughts looming.... ;D :/ :/
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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:55 pm

43rdRecceReg wrote:Beautiful work. :clap: Are you planning to drop one into your Armortek Tiger, then? :) Sorry, I can't write the 'Term- 'Armortek Tiger 1' without envious thoughts looming.... ;D :/ :/

Well, the friend I am painting it for will do so!
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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:55 pm

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Now... Time to get my hands dirty!

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Not exactly an improvement, right? Now let's wait till it's completely dried!
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Postby Marco Peter » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:57 pm

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'Burnt Umber' works really well!
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Postby Marco Peter » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:12 am

Now... After all this practice... Time for the big one!

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Postby Marco Peter » Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:16 pm

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I tried a lot to get the metal parts darker (I prefer chemical blueing because paint will easily chip off)

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Last one worked haha!

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Resin easily breaks, so since this part had broken off before I reinforced it with putty

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And now that i had some putty anyway, I found more small repairs to make
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To be filed down after it has dried
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Postby Marco Peter » Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:26 pm

Panzergrau as a base for everything

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With the Cyclone Air Filters painted in Elfenbein

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Masking the oil tank

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This color is 'polizei grün'
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Postby Marco Peter » Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:50 pm

I LOVE working with Mr.Surfacer
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It all really comes together once you start painting it!

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Postby Marco Peter » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:17 pm

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Couldn't resist this personal touch. ;-)
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Postby Marco Peter » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:44 am

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Postby EAO » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:21 pm

MP,

That is some amazing work. I love the surfacing and color of the exhaust headers. Beautiful job! :clap:

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Postby Marco Peter » Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:50 pm

EAO wrote:That is some amazing work. I love the surfacing and color of the exhaust headers. Beautiful job! :clap:

Thanks for the kind words!

Then you'll like it even more painted like this:

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I paint it not very precise and correct that later. Works fine for me. ;-)

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:52 pm

What a marvelous model! I see that Mr. Surfacer 500 comes in a bottle, not just the spray bomb. I must see if I can find a bottle here in the US, for it seem to me that the spray bomb does not create a sufficiently rough texture for the look of a metal casting.
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Postby Marco Peter » Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:30 pm

The trick is to dab it on. You should use a stiff, short-haired brush (just cut a regular one off) and afterwards you have to throw it away haha! But it works really well.
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