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Irishvic

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While waiting for various painting and gluing to set i decided to have a go at a really cheap 75mm atg from tamiya. Posted some photos and welcome any comments good and bad.
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urumomo

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The groundwork and vegetation looks great ,
but I'd suggest disturbing the soil around the gun and crew to match the activity . If possible .
Footprints , scrape marks from the tail end of the limber , etc .
 

Marktastrophe

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I've yet to have any REAL success with milliput, but I've seen loads of tutorials on using epoxy putty to make sandbags. Looks pretty easy if you can get a putty the proper consistency. You can use those to retrofit weight on to just about anything!
 

Irishvic

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Behold the version 2. Thanks for the advice, i really think it looks better. Let me know if I've missed anything.
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golgotha

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Hi Mate, I hadn't realised that you were a fellow East Anglican.
That is a really good little vignette, but I am wondering where the scenario is set?
The Pak40 painted for European Theater but I am assuming your Gun Crew are in Tropical Uniforms? I have always enjoyed historical study of the different operational regions and paint colours were different in the Afrika Theatre.
 

Irishvic

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Hi Mate, I hadn't realised that you were a fellow East Anglican.
That is a really good little vignette, but I am wondering where the scenario is set?
The Pak40 painted for European Theater but I am assuming your Gun Crew are in Tropical Uniforms? I have always enjoyed historical study of the different operational regions and paint colours were different in the Afrika Theatre.
Yes,a fellow East Anglican indeed. New to all this and probably should have done a bit more research but really just wanted to try different paint options. For future builds what can you suggest for desert camo on the Pak40?
Irishvic
 

golgotha

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Initial Colours of Afrika Vehicles and equipment was standard Dunkelgrau on which ordinary mud was applied to give a Camouflage effect.

As I believe the Pak 40 was introduced in 1942, paint would have been applied by the manufacturer or paint issued for unit workshops to apply.
So the paint shades that were authorised were

RAL 8000 Yellow Brown as an all over colour (1941)
RAL 8020 Braun as all over colour (1942)
RAL 7027 Grau as disruptive colour covering max 1/3

You could also find British Colours used from captured stocks.

Lots of paint manufacturers supply colours you just have to use your preferred supplier.
As an aside Desert colours could be found on the Eastern Front when vehicles were supplied there after the middle East campaign ended.
Hope this helps as a brief discussion.

John
 

Irishvic

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Initial Colours of Afrika Vehicles and equipment was standard Dunkelgrau on which ordinary mud was applied to give a Camouflage effect.

As I believe the Pak 40 was introduced in 1942, paint would have been applied by the manufacturer or paint issued for unit workshops to apply.
So the paint shades that were authorised were

RAL 8000 Yellow Brown as an all over colour (1941)
RAL 8020 Braun as all over colour (1942)
RAL 7027 Grau as disruptive colour covering max 1/3

You could also find British Colours used from captured stocks.

Lots of paint manufacturers supply colours you just have to use your preferred supplier.
As an aside Desert colours could be found on the Eastern Front when vehicles were supplied there after the middle East campaign ended.
Hope this helps as a brief discussion.

John
Thanks, appreciate it.
 

Larry B

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Your improvements turned out fantastic! The difference is night and day, I really like the tire tracks where the gun was rolled in place.
Keep on building!
 

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