After 25 years, the Bolt Action game rules by Warlord Games gave me the opportunity to start painting AFV’s again (being my childhood and adolescence modelling interest)
So here Is a commission for our club president and a good friend of his winter themed Late war Germans. The Puma is from Italeri and the Pzkfw IV ausf F2 from Blitzgrieg both in 1/48 scale. (the 1/56 are way too small for my liking)
After painting the vehicles with the standard 3 tone camouflage using Humbrol and the old ExtraColor line (yes I have them from back in the day!!!!!!!) , I applied the whitewash as the Germans did back in the day, splashing white acrylic with a no10 flat brush. Then a spnge, dipped in denaturized alcohol was used to wipe the white from the edges and the well trodden areas of the vehicles. a mix of very fine sand, brown acrylic gloss acrylic varnish and static grass was literally thrown at the lower part of both vehicles.
I am very pleased with the end results even after a quarter of a century passed since my last encounter with the “modern cavalry’ in miniatures.