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Finally, I have completed the beast! After multiple weeks of building, interrupted by working on TMMI, Tamiya’s magnificent 1:16 RC Jagdpanzer IV /70(V) Lang is done; at least, the exterior finishing is. There are still a few internal wires that need plugging in to the various control boxes and the RC system needs to be tested.

As you can read in the photo captions, I used Tamiya XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan, XF-71 IJN Cockpit Green and XF-68 NATO Brown for the three-colour scheme and it was at least partially successful. I think my choice of green was too pale for a model of this scale and it was subsequently deepened during the finishing stages by the use of colour-washes and shading. With the main colours in place, the whole model was given a thin but noticeable covering of thinned XF-78 to act as a layer of ‘dust’ to tone down the colours. Multiple colour-washes of brown and grey oil paints – thinned with white spirit – were then used in various densities over the vehicle, focusing the heaviest applications on the engine deck. The weathering process was built up in layers over several days as it can not be achieved in one go; it has to ‘evolve’, with plenty of rest breaks in between.

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