Manufacturer: Battlefront
Genre: WW2 Wargaming

Comments: This is the first AFV in Battlefront's 1/100th (15mm) range that I've completed. Since the army I'm supposedly working (as of July 2004) on is Mediterranean/North African Brits, it's ever so slightly useless to me as a wargaming piece, but I really like German AFV camouflage patterns from the period, so I built it anyway.

I'm moderately pleased with the way it turned out, but I'm going to have to get a decent compressor with a variable air-pressure valve for my airbrush — my little Badger diaphragm compressor is both noisy and useless for attempting any sort of super-fine airbrush work. Fortunately, they're not quite as expensive as they used to be, but I'll nevertheless have to wait until I earn a bit of money. One thing I'm not happy with is the German cross; it's far too large. However, repainting it would be a huge pain in the arse because of the airbrushed and black-washed camo underneath it, so it will just have to stay that way. I'll know better next time.

Note: when you're painting the serial numbers and national markings on these teensy-weensy little models, you do have to remember to breathe from time to time or else you're liable to black out. That could result in damage to the model, so SAFETY FIRST.