Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Panzer Lehr Half-tracks

I have done quite a bit of online research and still have not settled on a painting scheme for my Panzer Lehr half-tracks. If what I have read is accurate, the half-tracks would have been painted Dunkelgelb from the factory and shipped with Rotbraun and Olivgrun paint to be applied by the maintenance section. As such, the pattern of application seems quite varied as can be seen in this article on Panzer Lehr markings: Panzer Lehr Division Sd Kfz 251 Markings.

I think I have settled on a hard edged, wide pattern shown in the first image. It's relatively easy to paint and looks good, but I want your feedback. The three half tracks with camo are not complete, lacking any shading or paint on wheels, tracks, guns, but they give a good idea of what the camo will look like. The other two half-tracks show the color change caused by using a 'magic wash' to create shading. It doesn't appear to darken the Dukelgelb too much, but it does make it a shade browner. Let me know what you think.

Smoke Markes

The pictured smoke markers were made following the Terrain Guy's instructional video. They're durable and will work on a King Tiger just as well as the Stuart's in the picture.