Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Blitzkrieg Miniatures 1:48th Panzer II & Panzer III

Awaiting the arrival of some Perry metal tank commanders, but the resin Panzer II and Panzer III from Blitzkrieg Miniatures are done. I dry-brushed on Vallejo Iraqi Sand over a base coat of Vallejo Green Brown. According to the DAK paint set the Green Brown was used up to 1942, but looked too dark, so I went over it with Iraqi Sand - which the set indicates was used in 1943. A sepia-tone wash mixed with Future/Pledge floor wax was applied and then sprayed with matte.
These tanks are supposed to belong to the 15th Panzer Division which used single numerals to identify vehicles. The decal sheet I got from Warlord had the famous DAK palm trees, but didn't have the symbol for this division. Might add them later if I ever pick some up.
As mentioned in a previous post, these are scaled at 1:48th, since the rest of my vehicles are either this scale or 1:50th Corgi diecasts. Nothing against 1:56th scale, but I had started in 1:50th-1:48th so stayed with it.
I used some spare magnets for the Panzer III turret, but used a washer and magnetic tape for the Panzer II. The large magnet would've been a bit too powerful to spin around the smaller II's turret.
A few comparison shots with the plastic/diecast OOP New Millennium Panzer IV I painted a while back.
I think the Panzer IV is around 1:48th scale too - appears to be close, in any case.
Next up is the Blitzkrieg M3 Grant in 8th Army service. Until next time, best wishes to you all!

27 comments:

  1. Lovely job, the Vallejo Iraqi Sand is a versatile colour, it needs to be in everyone's kit. The Pledge floor wax has done a great job, I initially thought you had applied an oil pin wash - very nice.

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    1. Thanks, Norm. I failed to mention, that after the overall wash, I did a little bit of pin washing over the lines and hatches. Kindest regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Mike! Warmest regards, Dean

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  3. Outstanding armor, Dean! Have you moves away from using Minwax stain?

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan! I still use Minwax for figures and such, but for these tanks, I've had good results with the floorwax combo as I don't want the staining too dark - also, the floorwax is a bit thinner overall. Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Michal. Appreciate the nice words as always. Best regards, Dean

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  5. Splendid set of Panzers you have there. I have a couple and think that the Blitzkreig models are excellent sculpts.

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    1. Thanks, Scrivs. Yes, these were my first and I have no reservations picking up more in the future. As you might've seen in my earlier post - these were picked up from Phil Vernon's Sherwood Games. Best, Dean

      P.S. I saw your pack out for your move back to the UK - wishing you smooth travels when you do.

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    2. Thanks Dean, back in the UK now and resuming hobby light duties

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    3. Good to hear you are back home safe and sound - and enjoying life in the mecca of wargaming (at least that's where I think it is).

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  6. Lovely looking pair of DAK panzers and nice family shot of them all together!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks a lot, Iain! I'm thinking I'll "have" to add a Panzer I to the team someday too. :) Kindest regards, Dean

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  7. Great looking tanks Dean ! Great work !
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you much, Mario. Warm regards, Dean

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  8. All three of these DAK Panzers look great Dean, beautiful paint work as usual!

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  9. Stunning work! I personally prefer 1/48 tanks for 28mm, but all folks in our club use 1/56 and I had to sell all my vehicles... But this is an opportunity to paint some new models!

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    1. Thank you very much, Bartek. Bummer you got rid of your 1/48th vehicles. But, here too, most prefer 1/56th. Kindest regards, Dean

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  10. Very cool, I've wanted to do some of that, just don't have the time.

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    1. Thank you very much for the visit and kind words as always! Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sergey. Just a few additions for Bolt Action games. Kindest regards, Dean

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  12. Dry nice .....yet more of a reason for me to get my Pz III built and painted.

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  13. Dry-brushing Vallejo Iraqi Sand over a base coat of Vallejo Green Brown ... I would never have though of this in a millions years ... the results are amazing.

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