Armourfast Panzer III Ausf. J - Part 4 Airbrushing!

Okay, it is time to get that Tamiya Dark Yellow on those tanks! Panzer Vor!

As I did on my Sd. Kfz. 11, I thinned the paint 50-50 with Tamiya Thinner and went to work making light passes over the model after initially giving it a black undercoat of Armoury Black Primer. I hardly had any paint spraying out at all from the airbrush.

As with my first effort, things went well. There were no runs or drips and (for the most part) the coverage was good. The color looks a little dark and I may blast it with Dark Yellow with a touch of white added to lighten the next coat. We'll see.

So, next up: a second coat and then some camouflage. Exciting!


  1. This is the bit that scares me - I haven't bought my first airbrush yet, it all looks really complicated! And there are so many different types of airbrushes available - I don't know where to start! LOL

    1. This is one of the best instruction airbrush videos I have seen. It will even guide you through the process of picking out the best airbrush for you.

  2. Very nice work so far - someday I may invest in a decent airbrush. I bought the cheap Testors type (the one with aerosol can propellant) - and it never worked well - I still have a full can of propellent too! Best, Dean

  3. Stephen - Buying an airbrush is daunting. Getting a good one is a big financial outlay. I went with an Iwata and I have been very happy with it. I also decided on getting a compressor with a tank attached so that the pressure would be even and the compressor wouldn't be going all of the time. TCP Global had a great deal on the brush and compressor so I purchased the whole kit from them.

    DeanM - Thanks for the kudos. I am still learning but the results have been good so far. I think that having a quality brush and rig is helping. Also, spraying thinned Tamiya paints has been probably been the best choice that I have made. Almost everyone agrees thinned Tamiya is the way to go. Thanks for reading!


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