Panther II – Camouflage painting

This was the first time I attempted to paint a complex camouflage with an airbrush, but the outcome was satisfying!

I painted the camouflage of this Panther II with the airbrush. I chose a German three-tone one with Dunkelgelb, Olivegrün and Schokoladenbraun, using an invented scheme (it's a "paper Panzer" anyway...).

Panther II – Assembling

In this article I talk about I assembled this Panther II scale model. Quite lengthy due to the tracks, but it has been quite funny after all!

The kit of this Panther II is by Cyber-Hobby, derived from an old Dragon one; in addition they added some photo-etchings, a bonus figure set (four "Volkssturm" soldiers) and an external tools set reissued with finer moulds. The detail is overall good, except for some inaccuracies, like the wrong turret shape.

By User:Fat yankey (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Panther II – History

History of the Panther II, a German tank of the Second World War that never reached series production.

I begin this blog posting step by step the work on an already finished tank, because it can be useful for showing some techniques I used on it. The vehicle I will talk about is a Panther II, designed in Germany during the Second World War but never entered production.