German road wheels

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German road wheels

Joined: August 24th, 2011, 3:40 pm

February 14th, 2012, 7:45 pm #1

I was wondering if the Germans painted the inside of the road wheels that go together such as the panzer III's? I assume everything is primed, but I would almost think they would assemble the 2 wheels together and then apply the dark yellow. I am building a stug III and wanted to know if I should leave the primer, or paint the inside the base coat?
Also I have been using different manufactures and colors for the hull red and I find Floquil's primer red (I think, old bottle and label is unreadable) very nice. Seems to me that Vallejo, and Tamiya's hull red is too dark. Anyone else think this?
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Joined: July 20th, 2010, 4:46 pm

February 15th, 2012, 2:33 am #2

Hi, Nathan
It seems like they were painted at least once before the final assembly.
Here are the wheels from Pz III, IV and Stug:







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Joined: August 24th, 2011, 3:40 pm

February 15th, 2012, 3:37 am #3

Thanks Alex those are great pictures!
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Joined: June 23rd, 2003, 4:53 pm

February 15th, 2012, 3:54 pm #4

I was wondering if the Germans painted the inside of the road wheels that go together such as the panzer III's? I assume everything is primed, but I would almost think they would assemble the 2 wheels together and then apply the dark yellow. I am building a stug III and wanted to know if I should leave the primer, or paint the inside the base coat?
Also I have been using different manufactures and colors for the hull red and I find Floquil's primer red (I think, old bottle and label is unreadable) very nice. Seems to me that Vallejo, and Tamiya's hull red is too dark. Anyone else think this?
There is a widely published colour photo of a Tauchpanzer III emerging from a river during Barbarossa (I think it is the River Bug) and the inner parts of the spare wheels are clearly red primer.

Rob
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

February 15th, 2012, 10:47 pm #5



DAVID NICKELS
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Joined: June 23rd, 2003, 4:53 pm

February 17th, 2012, 10:11 am #6

Not that photo but quite possibly that vehicle a few seconds later.

Thanks for posting it, David.

Rob
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