Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Panzer IV WIP, turret

Slowly working on my Panzer IV Ausf F2. The turret interior is finished. I used various acrylics and metal pigment for the gun breech.

 cupola extra detail
not much would be seen afterwards...
and here is my test of DAK camouflage.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Portfolio: T-34-76, factory 183.

AFV club kit with interior + ET model stowage boxes, resin and etched bits were kindly supplied by Stephen Reid (fenders, exhausts).  Also some welds were improved with green putty as well as missing welds added. 

Fender damage and towing idea are based on a famous pic from Bundesarchive where T-34-76 is towed by Tiger and there are some German soldiers on it. The figure used here is an excellent Stalingrad miniatures resin without modifications. Painted by my friend Kyle Nelson

Reference image

Thursday, January 22, 2015

On my bench, January.

Hi all, this is my current project - Panzer IV Ausf F2. from DAK. I am using this picture as main reference and will build vehicle with number 444.

It is a bit ambitious build as I am adding lots of photoetched and resin extras, metal barrel and so on. The hatches and visor port covers can be opened.

For interior I am combining sets from CMK (turret) and Verlinden - transmission, etc. 

Let's see how long it will take me to build that one... 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Bulldog fest in May.

I have some news here - I was invited to Slovakia, Liptovský Hrádok for workshop in May. Many thanks to  Ján Moravčík and other organizers.

See banner and hope to meet you there!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Showtime - FT-17 in 1/72 scale.

Merry Christmas dear readers and followers. Here are 2 1/72 Renault FT-17 tanks.

 I made a small base for them as well (one for both:) ). 

Lavande is from Noch. Base made of styrofoam and balsa. Groundwork - DAS clay and Wilder/Vallejo/AMMO/Mig pigments fixed with isopropanol. Small stones and litter - Javis.