Saturday, 22 June 2013

Zimmerit fit for a King?

King Tiger that is.

I recently refurbished a hideous King Tiger II painted a couple years ago, and decided to try something new. I thought I'd add some Zimmerit paste to it.

I found quite a few tutorials, and stuck with the one that uses PlayDough. One embarassing trip to the dollar store later, and I started my experiment.


*Here's the Article (sorry it's in French, but those of you who cannot speak it just put it through Google translate): http://www.military-kits.com/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=199


Not perfect, but it's the first time I ever try anything like this.





I have since nearly finished the Zimmerit, but I wonder what you guys (and gals?) actually think about it before I paint it. Very honest answers are appreciated (and congratulated), I will not be offended.

Next time it is sunny (which may be Wednesday!), I will take more pictures. I am also on the edge of purchasing multiple Russian kits (Mainly PSC) off Emodels.com, so expect to see some Soviet models over the summer.

Thanks for reading,
FF

12 comments:

  1. Looks good. So does PlayDough harden at all? When I was a lad, it stayed permanently soft, a bit like plasticine...

    Cheers, Dave

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    1. The official PlayDough did harden when I was young, and it did on this model. You might have been using a knockoff or something :).

      Thanks Dave!
      FF

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  2. It looks good to me, I'm sure it will improve with the first paint layer

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    1. I'm hoping it will, Zimmerit wasn't perfect in real life.

      Thanks!
      FF

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  3. Looks good to me, would never have thought of using PlayDough though, you learn something new everyday! How did you go about creating the texture?

    It's always amused me that the Germans went to such trouble to combat magnetic mines when the allies didn't really use any!

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    1. I'll add the tutorial I used in the post, it shows everything.

      I think the Soviets used magnetic mines more than the allies ever did.

      Thanks Alan!
      FF

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  4. Hi & hello, this is your fairie speaking!
    I hope it's not already too late, but I was reading about your crew problem with this big german 17 cm Kanone 18.
    I really like your blog, I am working on several commonwealth-8th army units too, my other fetish is the fireline of the Courland Pocket in late 1944 - to counter the big arsenal of soviet armour and artillery I allowed the germans a couple of small calibred guns, amongst them I planned for the revell set 02515 german artillery & ordered them along with some rarities in bonnie england.
    we missed them with the mail & they went back all the way across the channel, but their return is already arranged, I hope they'll arrive in about 3 or 4 weeks.
    for my scenario the gun crew is much too relaxed & being bare breasted late in 1944 on the eastern front might be as lethal as a PPSh-41 round - so I will replace them with more adequat figures from the pegasus gun sets and preiser, neatly crouching behind the armoured shield in all their aryan misery...
    if you want the revells - 3 x the complete crew on foot & of course for free - give me a word.
    keep modelling and blogging too, I'm looking forward for your soviet modells!
    Lilith

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    1. Hello Lilith and welcome aboard!

      By "Revells", do you mean 3x this crew?:http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=443

      If so I would be honored too relieve them from you!

      I can pay for shipping, and can maybe even send you something sometime!

      Just send me an email at: Marker172@hotmail.ca

      Thanks!
      FF

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  5. Excellent looking Zimmerit! Will have to try this method in the future!

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    1. Thanks Ted! It's simple but time consuming!
      FF

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