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BA-64 build – Part 2:Assembly

  • Prior to assembling the hull, I had to do a basic paint and weathering on the interior – so, a white colour, followed by some chipping, brown oil wash and depositing of earth pigments on the floor.
  • I plan to paint the chassis\engine and hull separately, before joining them.


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BA-64 build – Part 1:Introduction

The vehicle

“The BA-64 was the first Soviet all-wheel drive armored car and would remain the only vehicle of this class in service during the war, with a production of up to 9110 armored vehicles from April 1942 to early 1946.” [1]

The kit

MiniArt 1/35 kit [2]. This particular kit is shown as a captured one, but I won’t be doing it like that.

References

1. http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/soviet/soviet_BA-64.php
2. https://miniart-models.com/products/35110/


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Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142)

2nd Kompanie, 226th StuGAbt, Poland, June 1941.

Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 1:Introduction
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 2:Assembly
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 3:Painting
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 4:Weathering (chipping and rust)
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 5:Weathering (wash)
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 6:Weathering (fading and streaks)
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 7:Weathering (dust and rain marks)
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 8:Tracks
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 9:Weathering (dirt and mud)
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 10:Stowage
Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 11:Weathering (oil and fuel stains, final effects)


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Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 11:Weathering (oil and fuel stains, final effects)

  • Vallejo “Carbon Black” (73116) pigment was added to the end of the exhausts.
  • The gun barrel end  and tools were lightly brushed with AK Interactive “Dark Steel” (AK086) pigment.
  • Mixtures of Abteilung 502 “Engine Grease” (ABT160) or “Bitumen” (ABT004) oil paint in enamel thinners – in varying concentrations – were added to various parts of  the engine deck, transmission hatches, running gear and fuel drum and oil can to represent stains.

Looking at theses images now, it seems that some of the decals have slightly misbehaved and are not quite settled on the surface as I would like, despite applying on a gloss coat and using decal softener. Oh well!


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Sturmgeschütz III Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.142) build – Part 10:Stowage

  • Various stowage items from the spares box were painted as shown in the picture and then fixed to the engine deck. Some pigments were added to represent dust and dirt, but I will have more to do here in the final stage.
  • Later, discarded shell cases from the 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24 gun were added to the engine deck (RB Model 35P02).