It has been a long time since I last updated this blog... I had some health (eyes) issues, and thank God, everything is fine now, and I was able to finish some painting projects I had unfinished, like a 1/35 model diorama (not gaming stuff) and some ancients in 28mm , as well as some Flames of War miniatures like these here.
This time I painted 3 Zvezda plastic 1/100 or 15mm Panzer IIs for my Stalingrad project.
The detail of these little tanks is decent and good enough for gaming purposes, and they are quite light and small. I really enjoyed painting them in winter camouflage, with the white wash over the panzer grey paint.
By late 1942 (and almost 1943) Panzer II were clearly outdated and outgunned by enemy tanks, but they were still useful as rear guard actions or airfield protection. As I am buillding a small airfield , inspired in Gumrak airport in Stalingrad, or something similar, with a 1/100 Junkers 52 in the airstrip... I wanted to have some Panzer II as the defense force against Soviet hordes in my games.
I used Ammo Mig Chipping fluid over the panzergrey paint, and the white paint over this fluid... then just brushed on some water, and the white paint began to tear off or "chip".
Then I applied the usual weathering on the tanks as follows...
Gloss varnish, decals, more gloss varnish to protect all the previous work... filters, oil dots fading, pin washes, chipping, dust & mud, and matt varnish!
I hope you like these small tanks!