PzKpfw IV Ausf. H – Wehrmacht’s workhorse and a very popular model for scale modelers. There is a wide range of choice of it’s miniatures and versions, even in 1/72nd scale. As I wanted to have one in my Battlegroup army list, I decided to build a miniature produced by Revell, because I heard good opinions about it.
Miniature is accurate and parts are nicely moulded. The only hard stages are tracks (they come in several sections and loose links) and Schurzen’s supports – they can be easily broken during sanding. Barrel was the only replaced part. I used a metal one, made by RB Model – they make good looking and affordable metal parts.
Paintjob is loosely inspired by tanks used in Normandy in 1944, and as usual, it was made by using Tamiya and Gunze acrylics. Weathering was made with AK and Vallejo oil effects, pigments and paints, Tamiya panel line accent (black) and some Hataka Blue line paints (dedicated to be used with a brush). Soft pencil (8B) was used on tracks and some of armor edges.