Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SDKFZ 234/2 Puma

This has been a long term project.

The eight wheels, the turret and the hull were undercoated with Citadel Chaos Black spray. The turret and hull were then sprayed with PSC Panzer Dark Yellow. The area of the lower hull under the mud guards had Citadel Stirland Mud textured paint applied. This was then covered with Vallejo Burnt Umber. This was then dry brushed with Citadel Steel Legion Drab. Citadel Agrax Earthshade was then washed over the whole body and turret.

After glueing the wheels in place (one needed a reinforcing bar added), the tyres were drybrushed with Vallejo Black Grey and a wash made from Citadel Nuln Oil and black was applied over the dry brushing.

The hull and turret were dry brushed with Vallejo Dunkelgelb. The wheel hubs were also painted with Vallejo Dunkelgelb. The hubs were washed with Agrax Eathshade.

The tyres and the mudguard were then dry brushed with Vallejo Burnt Umber .

As mentioned earlier, it has been fitted with an IR spotlight (made from a PSC Panther cupola) and two fuel drums (with a pump).
The "cracks" on the turret front (and elsewhere) are the result of a failing spray can.
 The Balkenkreuz is from the supplied decal sheet, but the numbers are from the Rubicon German AFV sheet (I am lazy and they come pre-assembled).