Monday, April 23, 2012

New look

Just to let you know I decided to change the looks of the whole blog to refresh it's appearance. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lifecolor acrylics - new experience

Lifecolor of Italy asked me to test some of their color sets along with a new range of Easy Three for an easy way of color modulation for US, Soviet and German vehicles. I have no experience with these paints although they are acrilic based products so I'm eager to start testing them and I'm hoping to start some painting in May. Hope to share some of my observations with you soon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mosonshow 2012 - first report

My personal score at Mosonshow are gold in M11 figure sculpting master class and silver in M6 vignette master class. Must say I enjoyed the show a lot!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The ML 20 gets it's hauler - Trumpeter's Stalinets S65 tractor

Finally the yet unfinished ML 20 will get it's prime mover - soviet copy of the US International tractor - the sturdy S65 Stalinets. The kit is quite simple in build, only the tracks need a lot of clean-up and as for now they seem to be the dullest part of the build. The whole set builds into a impressive replica of a towed artillery piece. More to follow shortly.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Derelicts of war, 116. Pz.Div. Windhund, Falaise Gap, VIII.1944

More panzer wrecks on my workbench, and this scene had been pretty much of my interest for a long time. By now I have the Sd.Anh .116, a Kubelwagen and Pz IV Ausf. J, early production vehicle. I also want to add some Brits inspecting the wreckege and their Austin Tilly. This is going to be a tough project but since I'm in a full swing and have finished several older works I'm ready to get commited to this. As for now I'm dealing with photoetche for the sound tamiya Pz IV Ausf. J which needs deteailing up. I also decided to change it a bit comparing to the original picture by adding tracks, removing one of the return rollers and adding some more minor damage to the turret schurzen and hull brackets (this yet to come). Progress as seen below.