Field Kitchen on Opel Blitz Truck by Tony Ivey
Edited by Rob Haelterman
Manufacturer: Ivey Models 72101 and ESCI/Ertl 8355 email: panzer1946(at)msn(dot)com

This is my Field Kitchen on an ESCI Opel “Blitz” truck.

Maker: Ivey Models
Kit # 72101
Scale: 1/72
Material: Resin

Kit # 8355
Scale: 1/72
Material: Plastic

I added a step ladder to the tailgate as seen in some wartime photos

Paints used: Testors Enamels

First I applied a pre-shade with a dark wash. Next I applied a layer of Dull Cote, and then applied the base coat of Testors RAL 7021, then another coat of Dull Cote. Some undercarriage components and the radiator were first painted all black, and then were dry-brushed with aluminum to give a dirty metal fell to them. The cargo bed was dry-brushed with RAL 8002 to give it a worn wood look. The wheels were painted black first, then rubber, and highlighted with as the rest of the vehicle. Next was another coat of the Dull Cote. Finally I highlighted areas using ‘Panzer Interior Buff’ and applied decals. Finished off with the final layer of Dull Cote.

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