Given an extra day off I decided to drag out my compressor and try out some airbrushed camo on the Dust Walker I bought earlier. I also managed to find my box of Vallejo Model Air panzer colours set that I hadn't used for at least two years. To my delight the colours were just in need of a good hard shake to spring to life again.
The Dust Walkers come pre-assembled and pre-primed. In theory they are ready to be painted straight away, but when I look at these pictures I do notice some mold lines and some gaps that need filling. Also I broke off the gunshields on both 88's and glued them back on since they were assembled slightly askew.
|"This end towards the enemy"|
I first tried a bit Dunkelgelb on one of the 88mm cannons and while the airbrush spluttered a bit I found that I could do some more intense highlighting on the inside of the panels and leave some of the grey shining through on the edges, just like real airbrush pro's do. I decided to preshade the body of the walker with dark brown, but figured the weapons didn't need it.
|The 'Ludwig' configuration with twin 88mm guns taken from obsolete tiger tanks.|
|The 'Luther' variant sports twin 10-barrelled nebelwerfers.|
|Showing off all the lovely rivets down the side.|
|The 'Lothar' sports a power claw for close combat and an automatic cannon for mowing down enemy infantry.|
|The autocannon. The background text says it's a 50mm, but it looks more like a 37mm to me.|
|Notice some of the modl lines and gaps in the assembly.|