This is a Zvezda Panzer IV D or E (I can't remember what the box said and I'm not good with the early war stuff). I had a few and this one was intended to be a "practice Panzer" until I heard Battlegroup: Tobruk was on the horizon. This breathed new life into some of my older projects. I had bought a few of the Zvezvda Matilda IIs, Crusader Mk IVs, Dingo scouts (wheeled recce!!!!) and I already have a sh*t ton of British "Command Decision" 8th Army infantry to base. So looks like my North Africa forces will be fighting soon.
|As is my usual, this model is still unfinished. I still want to do a healthy does of paint chipping, and possibly add some metallic drybrush to the tracks, which look suitably dirty and dusty.
The inspiration for this model can be found here:
picture used without their permission.
|Next to some of my older DAK troops for scale - back when I was young and dumb and was a little over-enthusiastic with my dry brushing!
|I love the way the wash turned out with the dry brush over top of it. There are 2 layers of dry brush, first is a light Sandgelb, then mostly a white with a little sandgelb. Turned out deliciously dusty... I will never, say that again. Ever)
|still quite a bit of finishing work left for this beast. Firstly, there is no paint chipping. also need to seal this model and work on the decals to make the less decal-ish!