I initially block-painted the same German field-grey that I used for the P38(t). I wasn't so keen on that look, so I decided to winterize this one a bit. I'm still not completely satisfied but I figure it's good enough. This tank is crewed by particularly nasty Nazis - it proudly displays the insignia of 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich". (boo, hiss!)
Gotta use those decals! I copied the 623 number from a photo I saw, I've no idea whether it was an actual "Das Reich" tank!
Here are the bits. Removable commander, but I chose not to have the turret hatch closeable. The hatch ring fit very snug, whether open or closed, and I felt it likely snap off with more than one attempt to change from open to closed.
German tank forces to date.
Here they are with their Red Army opponents.