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Valentine Mk II/IV build – Part 3:Painting

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Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” (light grey) spray can, applied to the hull and turret.

Black base: A 1:1 mixture of Mr.Finishing Surfacer 1500 Black and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was sprayed all over. I wanted to get a dark colour in the recesses and to help with toning down the base coat colour.

Basecoat (tank): Adapting the Tamiya suggested colours, a 1:1:1 mixture of Mr.Color “Olive Green” (120), Mr.Color “Olive Drab (2)” (38) and Mr.Color “Sand Yellow” (119) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner (1:2 ratio of paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed.

Basecoat (tracks): a 1:1 mixture of Tamiya “Flat Black” (XF-1) and Tamiya “Red Brown” (XF-64) (with the addition of 5% of Tamiya Acrylic Paint Retarder) and Tamiya lacquer thinner (1:2 ratio of paint mixture to thinner) was sprayed.


  • Machine gun: AMMO “Matt Black” (A.MIG-046)
  • Fire extinguisher: Xtracrylix “British Deep Bronze Green” (XA1814), Vallejo Model Color “Brass” (70801)
  • Rear light: Vallejo Model Color “Red” (70947)
  • Tools (metal): Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950), Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” (70862), Citadel “Boltgun Metal”
  • Tools (handles): Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” (310)
  • Jack block: Vallejo Panzer Aces “New Wood” (311)
  • Periscopes: AMMO “Matt Black” (A.MIG-046)
  • Mirror: Citadel “Mithril Silver”
  • Mud flaps: Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950), Vallejo Panzer Aces “Dark Rubber” (306)

Gloss coat: A 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Clear Gloss” (46) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was sprayed over the entire model. The decal was applied to the turret and this area resprayed.


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