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Sherman II (Direct Vision Type) build – Part 3:Painting

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Back to this one after a bit of a break from it.

Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” (light grey) spray can

Base coat: A mixture of 90% Tamiya acrylics (Tamiya XF-57 “Buff” and Tamiya XF-1 “Flat White” in a 9:1 ratio) and 10% Tamiya X-22 Clear in Tamiya lacquer thinner (2:1 paint mixture to thinner).


  • Tyres: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950
  • Tools (handles): Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” 310
  • Tools: Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” 70862 or Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950
  • Headlights: Citadel “Mithril Silver”
  • Rear light: Vallejo Model Color “Red” 70947
  • Machine guns: Vallejo Model Color “Black” 70950

The paint was protected with layers of Humbrol Clear gloss varnish and the decals applied. I must admit that the colour scheme and markings – in particular the roundel on the turret top – were part of what drew me to this kit. Citadel Purity Seal satin varnish was then sprayed on.

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