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Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 8:Tracks

  • Friulmodel tracks (ATL-04) were linked with Albion Alloys’ 0.4 mm brass rod – XX links per side.
  • Treated with UMP “Ultimate Burnishing Liquid”.
  • Later, I will add dirt and mud.
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Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 7:Weathering (dust and rain marks)

  • AMMO “Oilbrusher” oil paints (“Starship Filth” A.MIG-3513, “Dusty Earth” A.MIG-3523, “Medium Soil” A.MIG-3522) were dotted on the much of the horizontal surface, underside, running gear of the vehicle and wheels, which had previously been dampened with enamel thinner. A round brush was used to dilute and blend the oils.
  • “Dusty Earth” A.MIG-3523 and “Dust” A.MIG-3516 were dotted on the sloping and vertical surfaces. A flat brush was used to draw them down the sides to create dust and rain streaks. After drying, this was repeated multiple times.


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Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 6:Weathering (fading and streaks)

  • The following oil paints were added as dots to the various surfaces (the lighter colours higher up the vehicle than the darker): AMMO Oilbrusher “Medium Grey”, Winsor & Newton “Payne’s Grey”, “Permanent Magenta”, “Permanent White”, “Lamp Black”, “Raw Umber” and Abteilung “Blue-Green for German Grey”. They were then drawn down the vertical sides with a flat brush or worked into the horizontal surfaces in a circular motion. This was to attempt an effect of paint fading and streaking.
  • AMMO Oilbrusher “Medium Grey” was worked into the surfaces of various hatches and prominent panels.
  • To the vertical and sloping sides of the hull dots of AMMO Oilbrusher “Starship Filth”, “Starship Bay Sludge” and “Rust” were added. Then, using a flat brush, the oil paint was drawn down the side to simulate streaks. After drying, this process was repeated multiple times.
  • Winsor & Newton “Raw Umber” was painted onto the wooden handles of the tools and then wiped in one direction with a cotton bud to simulate wood grain.
  • The tow cable was treated with a dilute wash of Abteilung “Light Rust Brown” (ABT060).


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Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 5:Weathering (wash)

  • The entire vehicle was washed with a dilute mixture of AMMO Oilbrusher “Dark Blue” and “Starship Filth” (about 1:1 ratio) plus some Oilbrusher “Black” in enamel thinner – the excess being cleaned up with a dry brush or cotton bud.
  • The flag was lightly treated with AMMO Oilbrusher “Starship Filth” to give it a slightly dirty look.
  • AMMO Oilbrusher “Starship Filth” (A.MIG-3513) was worked into various recesses and weld seams, the excess being cleaned away.


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Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 4:Weathering (chipping and rust)

  • Paint chips were simulated using Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Black Brown” (70822), applied with a sponge or brush.
  • The wooden antenna rail was chipped using Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” (310).
  • The exhausts were painted with the various colours of the LifeColor rust set.
  • Once all painting was done, a 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Clear Gloss” (46) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was sprayed over the entire model, in order to protect these layers and the previously applied decals.