is a model of the 205, used by Michael Wittmann in the spring
of 44 in France. The white numbers on the turret were sprayed
on using a Stencil it PE set. The red was hand painted (using
in fact an orange, to have a weathered effect). I know there is
some controversy regarding the colour, but I opted for red. The
Balkenkreuz was also sprayed on using Tamiya tape so I could glue
the track cables over them. Weathering was done first using an
orange filter, later raw umber pin wash. Next scratches were added
with thinned oils colours, later accentuated with acrylics. Finally
oil streaks, some of them in gloss varnish. Figures are converted
from Preiser and were first painted in Humbrol, later shaded with
oils. Accessories on the ground and the ladder were either scratch
build or came from my leftovers box.
I made a partial interior, since I intended to leave all the hatches
open. This includes the gun breech, commanders seat, drivers compartment...
I superdetailed a lot of things on this model, such as the towing
cable and the track cables. Added missing detail like the Nachverteidigungswaffen,
the turret ventilator etc were scratch build. The PE exhaust deflectors
from Part were far too big and had to be adapted to fit this kit.