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1/48 Pz Kpfw 38(t) Mini Diorama – Part 4 – Painting the figure

So another long break due to holidays. However, in this installment we are painting the figure from base coat to ready for mounting in the cupola. Last time, we finished just before priming. After a simple black primer coat with the spray can, I started with the face. But first of all let me take you through the preparation of my wet palette. Skin Apart from the figure, I prepared a nice clean tis...

1/48 Pz Kpfw 38(t) Mini Diorama – Part 3 – Upgrading the Figure

Welcome back. After a long break due to a global pandemic I’m back in the saddle. This article will deal with the upgrades to the tank commander included in Tamiya’s kit. With the help of an aftermarket kit from Aber, some blood, sweat, & hair, I’m trying to improve on an already very accurate figure. Let us start by building it following the instructions. As you can see, I&#...

1/48 Pz Kpfw 38(t) Mini Diorama – Part 2 – Finishing the Build

Let’s continue the building of this 1/48 Pz Kpfw 38(t) E/F. The track section is always a difficult part when building tanks. Realism is created by giving these tiny plastic parts the impression of having weight and actually being a coherent chain of steel links. Tamiya provides a mixed solution where you have some separate links & some combined in a certain number of connected tracks. I...

1/48 Pz Kpfw 38(t) Mini Diorama – Part 1 – Building the Hull

My name is Gert D’Hollander and I am an all-round hobbyist from Belgium. I’m going to try and write an interesting set of tutorials/build report of how I go about building these kits and try telling a story with it by setting it up in a mini diorama. For this series, I’ll be using Tamiya’s 1/48 Pz Kpfw 38(t) E/F. First, a short introduction to why I like this scale. As my f...