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xander janssen

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Tuesday, May 1st 2007, 9:21am

Pak 40 (GPM) Deutsche Afrika-Korps

Although construction reports about the Pak 40 of GPM (Russian winter) and DrafModel (DAK version) have been shown in this forum, I want to show the results of the GPM (wheatered DAK version).

Due to all the small details there is a lot of edge painting nessecary to get rid of all the white lines.

For the edge paint I have been using a mixture of Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ocre and Black acryllic paint.

Instead of mixing a lot of paint and painting the whole model at once, I only mix small amounts of paint forcing myself to remix the paint often.
This gives the paint a more wheatered appearance.

After downloading a lot of pictures of the Pak 40 from the web, I got a fealing for the amount of paint damage and locations of damage due to opperating the gun. On the locations where the paint is chipped on a real gun, I mix small amounds of fine grained pigments through the paint. These grains do not dissolve completely but leave a rough surface simulating rust under the paint and chipped paint.

In the pictures this is hardly vissible, I'm still trying to find out how to make sharp pictures in the Macro mode of the camera.

One thing I don't like on the models op GPM is the fact that the tabs for glueing part together are attached to the parts (left part of last picture). I prefer to remove these tabs and glue them under the joint, as shown in the right part of the last picture.

This reduces the amount of edge painting nessecary and results in smoother cilinders.
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Monday, May 21st 2007, 8:43am

One wheel, a lot of details and even more edge paints to go before the model is finished.

To get myself an impression about how the model will look like, once it is finished, I putted everything together.

I must say I'm very pleased with the result, especially when I compare it with foto's of a real one displayed in a museum close to where I live.

For people who want to build a Pak, I can recommend this model of GPM. It is quite detailed (less than the 1:16 of Draft but still oke) as all the new GPM models are. It is also quite easy to build due to the execellent fitting of the parts, although the small details take a while.

The most difficult parts are the tapered "legs" of the gun and the gun barrel, because their aspect ratio (length/diameter) is really big

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Monday, May 21st 2007, 2:57pm

Looking really good Xander!!
"I'LL BE BACK"

Johnny Svensson
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Sunday, July 15th 2007, 1:19pm

Finished model

Hi everybody,

Today I finished the PAK 40 of the DAK.

Now the model is finished, I started with a diorama. I will post the results in the Diorama part of the forum.

Building the diorama takes a few weeks because my holiday is almost over and I'm planning to build a more detailed diorama compared to the diorama of the T34/76, because the details of the PAK demand for a nice diorama.


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