Lert repaints his JagdPanther

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Postby Lert » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:00 pm

I've had a HL JagdPanther for a few years now. Always loved the JP, was never quite satisfied with my paint job on it. It's had three so far, and all of them annoyed me. So I decided to re-do.

I stripped it, then took the upper, lower, mantlet, barrel, wheels and rear panel to work to sand blast them. The finest / softest grit worked just fine on the sturdy HL plastic. Once sandblasted I filled in gaps and holes with fine putty, let it dry and sanded it all smooth:

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After that was a base coat of dark sand yellow primer:

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Looks more shiny than it was because I took the picture when the paint was still wet.

First layer of shading with a lighter color dunkelgelb, leaving the edges darker:

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And a second layer of shading with an even lighter color dunkelgelb in the middle of the large surfaces:

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I then spent some time trying to decide what camo pattern to put on. Finally decided on width-wise broad, jagged stripes of green, with brown borders.

First step: masking tape:

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Green!

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Not pictured: layer of shading with lighter green.

Masking tape removed:

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Next step: adding soft-edge brown along the dunkelgelb / green borders. I'll see if I can find the time tomorrow, when there is proper light again.

Quite pleased with how it's turning out so far.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:55 am

That looks spectacular I'm watching closely for some upcoming builds. Awesome
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Postby Lert » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:46 am

Progress!

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Postby capt midnight » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:16 pm

Beautiful!

I really loved the shading on the base color. I'm going to have to try that on my next build.

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Postby Eastern Front » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:22 pm

Nice start,,bring on the MUD! :haha:

Cheers!
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Postby Lert » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:20 pm

capt midnight wrote:Beautiful!

I really loved the shading on the base color. I'm going to have to try that on my next build.


Thanks for the kind words, and yes, I was quite pleased with how the shading on the base coat came out. I'm definitely using this method in future builds.

Eastern Front wrote:Nice start,,bring on the MUD!


That's the next step! Weathering and dust / mud!
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