Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Next steps on the tanks

Here's the nextsteps.  A bit of highlighting, steel on the tracks and some patches of rust.  I'm not sure how much will show in the photos.   

I did these bits before I received the welcome suggestions from friends of how to vary the gray appearance.   I'll follow up on the ideas of adding flags for recognition from the air and chips or scratches in the grey paint to show the red basecoat.  

  I'll cut some paper flags and place them on the rear hull of a couple of tanks.  But I don't really want to do the swastika in a white circle on a red background.  I did start to wonder if there's any evidence of units using panels or flags with an enlarged version of their divisional sign.  Since these tanks will represent the 14th and 24th panzer, I may well do a test of a red flag with the yellow symbol of the 14th, and maybe a yellow flag with the horse rider symbol for the 24th.  


  1. Looking good. The grey shows the rust up well and your plans for scratches etc will set these up well.

    Cheers, Ross

  2. I agree, there coming along fine. I had a wee look through stuff I have myself and it would seem the red on white tank numbers are ok, that may help with the colour conundrum.