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Plastic Soldier Company - Panzer IV

Posted by Thanos on 18 Jul 2011, 10:28

Goodmorning everyone!

Hope you are all well!
Last weekend I've finished PSC's - Panzer IV tanks. Their 'entry' to the market, came to fill the gap (at least for us wargamers - since they are fast-build models), and IMO the anticipation was long, but it was worth it.
When buying the kit, you have a selection of three versions (early, mid and late) to make. I decided to follow the late version . . . and because many discussions have been made about the 'bulky' commander figures that come with the Panzers, I decided to back up the models, by using the ones the kit offers!

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I hope you like them!!

T.
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Posted by west1871 on 18 Jul 2011, 11:27

You really out did yourself on these T :love: :love: :love: Great work mate.
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Posted by jmchasco on 18 Jul 2011, 11:39

Very nice Thanos !! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
I brought this set once week ago, but i only built one by now, it have two odds for my taste, the absence of decals, and the absence of instructions for two of three versions available.
Apart of this, parts are very well engineered and fit perfectly their place. Except the tracks, they have a gap in the junction of the two parts, although is a good idea they are not straight as other manufactures usually do.
Also likes the idea of 3 vehicles in one box, and three options. Excellent for wargamers.
My intention is to built one of each option, we will see.

Cheers !!
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Posted by dykio on 18 Jul 2011, 11:57

Wauw, although it's not my period i must confess that i like these very much... And the commander-figure !!
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Posted by Wheeling Turn on 18 Jul 2011, 13:09

wow excellent paintjob, look realy great...
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Posted by leifkarl1112 on 18 Jul 2011, 13:35

I have to say that these look really realistic, great job! 8)

Karl.
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Posted by edchew on 18 Jul 2011, 15:50

Nice. I always loved the panzer 4 ausf H. For some reason the tank looks better with the skirts. I bought 4 fujimi ones and I got to say they are a pain (though they look real good). Those skirt holders ( whatever u call them) always seem to fall off or in other words extremely fragile. I think this model serves two key purposes. First it is quick to build. Second the skirts and its holders can't possibly break away.

So, there is no two way about it, I will buy at least two boxes of these. Meantime I hope Will can make us some Panthers soon. I swear I will not build those 80 part per model stuff again. Its darn tiring for a wargamer.
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Posted by Peter on 18 Jul 2011, 20:54

Great work Thanos :thumbup: Love them :love:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 18 Jul 2011, 22:01

Suberb, the tankrider does it for me :thumbup:
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Posted by Carlo Antonio on 18 Jul 2011, 22:12

My god !!! :shock: Fantastic look !!!! Amazing work Thanos !! As always :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by musketier on 19 Jul 2011, 00:24

Nice work on these Panzer 4's, now I think it looks like the set is just what I need to add to my gaming collection.
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Posted by Thanos on 19 Jul 2011, 06:26

Thank you guys!!!!
T.
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Posted by Thanos on 19 Jul 2011, 07:25

Thank you all for your kind words!
I am afraid, I don't know in depth all the versions of this famous WW2 tank (and others also), so historical inaccuracies may accompany my works from time to time!
The figures I used were the ones, that the kit offered from the beginning – many opinions have emerged saying that they are rather ''bulky'' and wouldn't fit well to the tanks. But, IMO, when you start something, you must finish it! And anyway, I liked the figures!
The painting was not done with an airbrush (can't afford it), but with FOW Spray (dunkelgelb) and VMC Reflective Green and VMC Cocolate Brown applied with GW's spray gun (a bit difficult to handle, but it did its job rather adequately). Apart from the paints, I used black and brown washes (GW Devlan Mud, Badab black).

T.
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Posted by despertaferro on 02 Aug 2011, 09:13

Excellent!

Waiting to lay my hands on these models very soon…
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