This is the eighth model I finished so far, built from May to August 2014. It depicts a reconnaissance light tank Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf. L "Luchs" ("Lynx"), used by the German Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS during the Second World War, from 1943 to 1945.
I figured out that on a tank that could move fast, like the Luchs, the dirt would build up more in the rear part than in the front one. Thus, I put mostly there splashes of mud and dust effects.
After the filters and the washes this model changed its look, passing from a camo with too much vivid color bands to a more uniform one, whereas the details, once "flat", are now highlighted.
I chose to not weather the tank too much, as it's hard to find a vehicle with such a long operating life to let it wear. Moreover, no crew would keep its vehicle in such bad conditions!
I painted this model with Tamiya acrylics, thinned with an isopropyl alcohol-based liquid. For the dark yellow ("Dunkelgelb") I used XF-67 Dark Yellow, which I faded, at different ratios, with XF-57 Buff. For the olive green ("Olivgrün") I used XF-67 NATO Green, whereas for the red brown ("Rotbraun") XF-64 Red Brown.