This is the current status of the kubelwagen which I'm doing for the next diorama.
The Kubel is situated at Kursk area in russia at the beginning of the summer of 1943. This year the new vehicles began to be painted in dark yellow from factory. The new colour was distributed to the troops in the front who repainted the old dark grey vehicles. In most cases the new colour arrived in small amounts and the result is the uneven paint layer. It was common for the german troops in the east front.
I want to represent a vehicle with an extensive sprayed pattern of dark yellow over the dark gray.
|A schwimmwagen in Russia. This is the model which I've taken as reference to paint the Kubelwagen.|
After a Tamiya layer of grey surface primer, I've applied a dark gray mixed with flat white base. I used for this base the Tamiya colors XF63 and XF2.
I've painted the position marks, the tactical symbol of the Reconnaissance motorized company and the Grossdeutschland divisional symbol with flat white.
I've done some small chipping in the whole vehicle, specially in the most exposed areas. I've painted more than the usual because the most part of the vehicle will be overpainted in yellow and I want to conserve this effect. Anyway, this vehicle could be a veteran kubel with a russian winter behind it. For the chipping I've used a mixture of browns and black from Vallejo model color aplied with a sponge. I've highlighted some of the chipping points with a very light gray.
|I've painted the wooden slats of the floor with Citadel brown tones.|
|Grossdeutschland divisional symbol painted by hand|
|Reconnaissance motorized company symbol painted by hand|
I will post more advances soon!