By: rtvmodeler - Mèxico

Part II  /  Construction

May, 2011

Close up in detail of the interior with conexions.  Weathering with Vallejo and Tamiya paints (Acrylics) and pigments

Here more pics with Photoetched parts and metal wheels and bosch light and close-up of the interior of the Turret and hatches.

Turret protection::   I used the Schürzen of the kit because it it easier to move in order to show the interior (mount & dismount). I did not used the Photoetched because it would be impossible to mount & dismount to show the interior, the risk is to damage or bend the piece.  I will use it in another Panzer IV i a fix form.


Adding the support for the side Shurzen and adding in scratch some hooks for can mount and dismount without problems.

Added rivets in the support of the lateral skirts and Turret


Preparing the tow cable and it was added in the hooks of the kit.

The metal wheels are ready and they were placed in its place.

Adding impacts in the skirts, Turret and hatch.

Detailing the ventilators, in the 1st. pic you can see that they have rivets, but the resin piece hasn't.  In order to correct them, I added the rivets with PE and cable.

Ready the ventilators using Vallejo paintings and weathering with pigments 

Detailing the metal tracks with a reel of 0.2mm in order to add a needles.

Working with the drill and pins.


The tracks are ready. They look loose because they are not glued.

I bought the publication " Panzerwrecks - 7" and I saw that the ventilator have a floodgate maintained by a chain with a hole in a side and a series of screws above to which I decided to detail my piece.

The tow cable is ready!


Before beginning to paint, I will give a shield of " Mr. Metal Primer" of Gunze Sangyo that is excellent for one better adhesion. 

Now it is ready to begin to paint. I applied the Primer and mask with masking and "Parafilm". First, I will apply the acrylic Tamiya red-hull. 







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