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Pz III M with schürzen

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Kimmo Happonen reviewed this model a short while ago via a build and has now sent us images of the finished model. Below is a link to the review that Kimmo provided.

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About the Author

About Kimmo Happonen (Thudius)
FROM: UUSIMAA, FINLAND

I got my first kit when I was about 7 or 8 and was immediately hooked. Magazines such as Fine Scale Modeler helped to push me to go beyond what kits had to offer before photo etch and resin were commonplace. I took a break of about 8 years and now I'm back at it making up for lost time. When I'm not...


Comments

Thanks Darren!
FEB 12, 2015 - 09:29 PM
Panzer III's are probably my favorite tank, and yours is very nicely done, Kimmo. The camo is really cool. Only one thing looks odd. In photo #4 facing the rear of the tank, the decals appear a bit too "bright & clean" compared to the overall look of the vehicle. Might be the lighting during the photo-taking.
FEB 13, 2015 - 02:00 AM
Thanks Jack. The decals were a bit too fluorescent to begin with. I toned them down a touch with red but probably not enough, the lighting doesn't help much either. I wanted to give the impression of a new tank having just gone through a good stretch of dirt as opposed to dusty conditions so the top half should be relatively clean. The tank is supposed to be a new arrival for the battle of Kursk but isn't quite accurate OOB. This was also a bit of an exercise in trying to do soft edge camo with a brush, sponge and filters and to try a more in depth approach to the overall paint job by using 3 distinct base shades and then hitting highlights with yet another shade. I think the soft edge technique needs a little work but it's a good first effort to continue with the next time around. Kimmo
FEB 13, 2015 - 02:45 AM
Kimmo, My favorite panzer! Looks great. I like the particular camouflage.
FEB 13, 2015 - 03:25 AM
Thanks Frederick. I had to do that one, I've always found it so different and neat looking. It's not 100% accurate, but I won't tell if you don't. Kimmo
FEB 13, 2015 - 05:36 AM
looks good. Testors Model Master paint? That's my fav PZ III.
FEB 14, 2015 - 08:22 PM
Thanks David. I used Vallejos: Middlestone, Burnt Umber and German Dark Green Camo. I also did some shading with Green Brown for the shadows and a lightened up Middlestone for the horizontal surfaces to give it some depth before the camo and then picked out some more highlights. I'm quite pleased with the end result. Kimmo
FEB 14, 2015 - 09:07 PM
Kimmo--love that paint job, very well done!
FEB 14, 2015 - 09:33 PM
Thanks DJ. Kimmo
FEB 14, 2015 - 10:34 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.