Monday, September 15, 2014

Skoda howitzer in progress

Hi all, 

this is a Skoda vz 1914 howitzer from IBG. Little part number and quite a number of omissions. No gun sight, no mechanism fro trail spade deployment. I fixed that with evergreen rod and sight from another gun. 

Now painting together with MasterClub resin figure - Austro-Hungarian soldier. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

SU-152 in progress

This is a beautiful kit from Bronco built straight from the box. Still thinking of weathering here and there  + need to add figure. 

I appreciate your opinions. Thanks for watching. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Stuarts attack;)

Few weeks remain until the release of October issue of MMI that features my M3A3 with Flakvierling and now I am building a second Yugoslav conversion of Stuart tank - this time with Pak40 anti-tank gun. At least 5 were converted and the vehicle was rather successful. Again this is a Ding-Hao kit that combines AFV club parts with resin. So far I added a stowage on the bow plate and need to replicate welds around the armour shields of the open-top compartment. Stay tuned!

p.s. Just realized I didn't mention the Flakpanzer I article in June issue of MMI! 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

T-34-76 factory 183

Seems like I am into T-34 topic this year. Another one is on my bench and it based on a well-known Bundesarchive image.

The kit is from AFV club and I added various photo-etched bits here and there, Masterclub metal track links, resin exhausts from Celticwerks and tarp from Greenstuff putty. 

The plan is to have it on a base with a figure but without Tiger I tank towing it, therefore I cut the cables ;)

I used multi-layered chipping technique and enamel weathering for the battered look. 

Same approach on the hull and tarp was painted with acrylics.

Next step is snow and wet effects and now it is a matter of adding effects here and there and incorporate the model into groundwork. 

What is on your bench now?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Object 704, update.

Basically I am done with in box build of that kit and now waiting for RB model metal barrel to continue.

Tracks have been substituted with MasterClub offering

 Because the one in the kit are wrong (so are all KV-1S tracks in their kits)

Some corrections in the rear required

Here it is not possible to open the hatches because they are done as single part

DShK barrel should be replaced as well!

Full review is here