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Panzer II G Front by 12jack12 Panzer II G Front by 12jack12
The full designation of the tank was the PanzerKampfWagen II or Armoured Fighting Vehicle II. This was abbreviated to Pk.Kpfw II, PzKw II or Panzer II. It also received the Ordnance Department designation Sd Kfz 121 and the codename LaS 100.

The Panzer II was similar in layout to the earlier Panzer I. Like all German tanks the engine was at the rear, with the drive wheels at the front. The turret was offset slightly to the left and carried one 20mm cannon and one 7.92mm machine gun. The 20mm gun could fire high explosive or armour piercing rounds, so the Panzer II did have a limited ability to fight other tanks.

Tamiya 1:35 Scale Assembled and Painted by me.
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Looks fantastic :D You are a pro at making these :D
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I went a bit over the top with the weathering. I have like 6 different kinds of washes and dry brushing colors on top of desert sand base coat with desert yellow over it. With a light black wash on top of eveything else. It's now just a Panzer II that has survived combat in the desert for 3 years :nod:
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
At least you can weathering on models :P I cant and would need someone to show me in real life to understand how to :/

In my opinion it looks superb and not over the top ;)
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can do this :nod:

Find yourself and old model that you don't much like and give these things a try.

Wash - First I never use ink! Ink drys to a shine that looks horrible to me. I use water base paints, like the Tamiya flats. I use the lip of and old food and put lots of water in it. I some times put 1 drop of kitchen dish soap in the water, it helps the color stay in place. Then I dip the tip of the brush in the color and then mix it in the water. This gives the water a light touch of the color. Then you can use this wash of water either over the whole model or just in the grooves. You want to go light with the color mix, you can always do it again and again until you get what you want. Flat paints on your models will take a wash much better than a gloss paint, in fact most gloss paints will not hold a wash.

It's best to do your wash first and then dry brush.

Dry brushing - Take a wide brush, 1/4 inch or so, using water based paints, Tamiya flat colors work well. Have lots of newspaper or paper towels or something like that ready. Dip the tip of the brush in the paint and then wipe it off on the paper, over and over again unit it seems like no paint is left on the brush. Now take the brush and run it over the model. The high spots should pick up just a bit of the color. Light colors over dark colors show the best.
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I use humbrol oil paints so not sure how to do washes with it and what a wash is xD I would need an instruction for idiots manual xD OR pictures of how and what is needed and how to but your info is really great so many thanks for it :) I just dont get how all that works in text form, in model making I would need to see to really properly learn it.

I will test this when I get myself a test model I have no use for and see how it turns out :)

IS thinking about quitting with humbrols oil paints, what kind of color do you recommend, you talked about water bases colors so I guess that is something?
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep using your humbrols, but pick yourself up a bottle of Tamiya Flat Earth. You should be able to dry brush over the humbrol colors with no problems. You could even do the wash with Tamiya Flat black. The total cost if your in the USA will be well under $10. Just make sure you get the flat colors from Tamiya because they also have gloss colors, but you would not want them for weathering.
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Okay, shall test it out then :) Next time I visit the pro model maker store I shall ask them to show how to do weathering :) Dunno when I can get there next time xD
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Nixod321 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Very amazing work! The commander looks a little scary without pupils though...
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12jack12 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Believe it or not the commander has little blue pupils, but I think I made them to small or the whites are way to big. My old hands are not as steady as they were :nod:
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Nixod321 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Yea, I can't see them here. I think a bigger iris and a small black or grey pupil would make them easier to see.
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