1/35 Dragon Flakpanzer IV Kugelblitz

Gallery Article by Adam Baker on Jan 6 2012

This build is Dragonís 1/35 Flakpanzer IV Kugelblitz. I used a partial photoetch set from On The Mark Models for the Panzer IV, so quite a bit of the set wasnít used for this build. Paints were Humbrol for the main body, and Tamiya for the tracks. Weathering was done using Pro-Modeler Black wash, and Winsor & Newton oil paints were used for my first attempt at a dot filter.

 

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I tried a couple things new in this build that I havenít ever tried before, that had better than expected results. The first being individual link tracks. Using a steel straight edge and some low tack painters tape let me lay out complete runs before applying any glue, which helped a lot in positioning the tracks and getting the required sag, while the glue joints were still soft. I also used Silly Putty for the first time for laying out the camouflage pattern.

Enjoy the photos.

Adam Baker

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Photos and text © by Adam Baker