Yes, I know, another exciting post about the Panzer IV E platoon. =)
Yesterday the platoon was basecoated with Testors Panzer Grey spray can.
After researching winter white washing and the various techniques (wash, hairspray, salt chipping, masking, marmate, etc), I've decided to use Testors Panzer Grey in a spray can and then white wash the tank with various thicknesses of VMC white paint. It seems the easiest. The hairspray technique gives really great results on 1/72, 1/35 and even 28mm (WH and WH40K) miniatures, but I do not believe the benefits outweigh the headaches on 15mm vehicles (unless it's a Tiger, Panther or King Tiger).
So, no airbrushing for me. Saves me $$ and bugging a buddy to borrow his and all that entails with worrying about not breaking or ruining his airbrush.
The next step in the process is detailing the tracks, stowage and add worn areas to the basecoat.
I likely won't get near the platoon until April. Lions Den I is in two weeks and I'm working on what list to take.