1/35 Dragon Panzer IV Ausf. H

Gallery Article by Tudor Gheorghiu on Jan 30 2012


This is my first armor model.  I was impressed with the quality of this kit.  The final model contains about 800 pieces, including over 200 individual track links. Dragon’s “Magic Tracks” certainly put a spell on me, as I more than enjoyed assembling and painting them. The kit is built OOB, and to me it looks very nice.  


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The chassis was built first, painted with ALCLAD II Steel then a sand layer was added. The wheels and tracks were painted separately, and after being added, a brown wash was added, followed by a silver dry-brush step over the tracks.

The upper part was as well first painted with Steel, then Beige, Brown and Green. Weathering was accomplished by dry-brushing and scratching the top coat until the bottom steel layer was exposed (a new technique for me).

Kit decals were used, and they performed flawlessly (only 3 German Crosses). Lastly, a final light brown wash was applied to the whole model.

This model took a  month to complete, and it was a gift for my dear friend’s birthday. I hope you enjoy.  

Tudor Gheorghiu


Photos and text © by Tudor Gheorghiu