Dragon, 1/35 scale
|by Chris Wauchop
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Here is my 1/35 scale Dragon Jagdpanzer IV L/70, kit number 9061.
The model represents a verhicle attached to 5. Kopmanie / II
Abteilung Pz.Regt. 25 "Rothenburg", 7. Panzer Division, Eastern
this as a commission for a regular client, who also provided two
reference books to refer to. I
liked the contrasty black and white photo in one of these books,
taken of a similar vehicle after capture, and wanted to duplicate
instructions are straightforward although a little vague in places.
Many extra details were added, both from the spare parts drawer and
addition to the kit, I was also supplied with a couple of
after-market accessories. These were German clamps and clasps by
Aber (part number 35A20), and tapered brass radio antenna from
Adler's Nest (part number ANM-35008).
Painting, Markings and Weathering
All camouflage colours are water based
acrylics thinned with isopropyl alcohol and applied with
the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush fitted with the fine tan tip.
Paints were used:
Yellow base coat is XF-60 Dark Yellow mixed with X-2 Gloss White mixed 60:40
is a mix of 70% XF-64 Red Brown and 30% XF-60 Dark Yellow
is a 50:50 mix of Tamiya XF-26 Deep Green and Gunze Sangyo H330 Dark
The wooden handles of the tools were
painted XF-59 Desert Yellow with a thin wash of Tamiya Clear Orange.
Decals were applied using Gunze
Sangyo's Mr Mark Setter and Mr Mark Softer. They behaved flawlessly.
taken in Missing-Lynx's office, workshop and image studio (well, Brett's basement
actually) using a Nikon D70 camera set to Aperture Priority
Automatic at between f.22 and f.29, fitted with a Micro Nikkor 60mm lens,
and under two studio flashes.
The black and
white images were the result of about ten minutes work each on Photoshop.
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Model by Chris Wauchop
Text by Chris Wauchop and Brett Green
Images by Brett Green
Page Created 28 February, 2007
Page Last Updated
27 February, 2007