Thursday, November 26, 2009

snow Pz IV H, Tank Finished

Galerię zdjęć uzupełniłem o fotografie skończonego modelu. Dalsza część relacji będzie dotyczyła budowy podstawki i figur. Więcej niebawem.

I added some photos of the finished model to the gallery. I will continue posting more sbs stuff concerning this project later.



Link do galerii:

Gallery link:

http://artibusgallery.blogspot.com/search/label/Dioramas

Sunday, November 22, 2009

German POW #5 - Painting contiunes

Kontynuując prace malarskie nad figurkami niemieckich jeńców zdecydowałem się przemalować szalik pierwszej figurki, aby dodać jej nieco żywszych kolorów.

More progress on those two surrendering Germans. I repainted the scarf of the first one, simply because I needed some color diversion for the figure, red and yellow are nice accents.



Zacząłem także cieniować drugą figurę, na razie udało mi się popracować trochę nad przodzem płaszcza:

I also started adding highlights and shades to the second figure:


It was a busy weekend.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

German POW #4 - Painting in progress...

This evening I continued painting the first POW figure, the overcoat is nearly done, hands, belt, shoes and trousers still need attention.





I used three color palette for painting the overcoat, the base color was Vallejo Panzer Aces Feldragu 335, the shades were created with a mixture of PA Feldgrau and PA no 337. The highlights were painted with no 335 and VMC Beige 70917. I'll probably have this one ready before the weekend.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Review - Advanced Figure Modelling vol. 1, Periscopio Publications


Today I present the delayed review (sorry for that Rudi). I just hadn't have the time to do this as I planned to.
Periscopio Publications released their first book about modelling - the Advanced Figure Modelling volume 1. The book has 180 pages and is in 210 x 280 mm format, on high quality paper. The book comes very handy for figure fans, we find there different articles like painting or sculpting sbs' (5 of these) written by famous figure artists. There are also 26 uniform and weaponry illustrations and a total of 35 figure models. The book covers different eras from ancient Greece, through Medieval and of course up to WW 2.
Among the authors we find such well known names like Ray Farrugia, Diego Ruina, Mike Blank, Stephen Mallia, Jaume Ortiz, Petro Balloni as well as many Greek artists like Costas Rodopoulos, Christos Katselos and many other.


Some of the contents:

Grigoris Marmatakis and his impressive and dramatic Thermopylae battle vignette:

Ray Farrugia presents a detailed painting sbs on Mameluk figure:


Mike Blank describes his Wiking warrior figure:

Beautifuly painted Byzantine Cavalry Standard Bearer by Costas Rodopoulos:

Sculpting sbs section - Markus Ecmann's Trapper:

Jaume Ortiz presents a detailed photo sbs material on painting Alexander Minaitures SS Grenadier in parka:

Diego Ruina describes how he painted his SS Sturmbahnfuehrer from Pegaso Models:


So what's the book like?
Overally in my opinion the books is a comprehensive "users manual" for figure modellers, shows useful tips and tricks, learns how to sculpt your own figures and how to paint them ina professional way.is worth getting it. It will surely be a good addition to your modeling literature collection.
As far as I'm informed, the second volume of Advanced figure modelling is on it's way to be published so stay tuned for more.

Monday, November 16, 2009

German POW #3 - Painting them figures

Po dłuższej przerwie znowu wróciłem do tematu figur niemieckich jeńców. Zacząłem cieniować pierwszą z figur ponadto załączam też zdjęcie trzeciego bohatera historii, brytyjskiego żołnierza biorącego wymizerowanych Niemców do niewoli. Cała trójka trafi na dioramę, której miejscem akcji będzie Reichswald, późną zimą 1945 roku, ale o tym wspominałem już wcześniej. Figurom będzie towarzyszył Churchill Mk VII.

I just got back to the POW theme. The first figure got some highlights and shades already, the second figure's face is also finished. I also attach a photo of a third figure of a british captor of those two WH troopers. The whole scene will be located in the Reichswald woods during the Rhine approach in late winter of 1945.







Sunday, November 8, 2009

snow Pz IV H, Part 6 - Almost ready

Panzer jest już na ukończeniu, w sobotni wieczór udało mi się namalować numery taktyczne i skończyć malować osłony boczne kadłuba. Następna część dotycząca budowy modelu będzie pokrywała temat figur i podstawki pod model. Przez dłuższy czas budowy modelu miałem mieszane uczucia co do jego wyglądu, ale im bliżej końca jestem tym bardziej rozwiewają sie wszelkie moje wątpliwości i zastrzeżenia. Figurki powinny znakomicie dopełnić ogólny wygląd modelu, urozmaicić i ożywić bryłę.

I painted the turret numbers using a brush and vallejo reds with a drop of retarder. The side skirts were scratched 'n' chipped. I also applied rust colors to some areas.

The build is closing to it's end, in the next part I'll present the figures I'm sculpting for this Panzer, as well as some preview shots of the planned base.