Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Reich on the rocks, east Germany, April 1945

To add a bit of spice to the JS 2 I continued with a small story depicted in a scene from the countryside around Berlin. The tank is accompanied by a recon squad that captured a german soldier and after some interrogation they're giving info about the area to the crew. As I always use to say, each model has to have his own story. Everything, except the tank, is being scratchbuilt. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lifecolor "easy 3" set - 4 BO green - bringing the JS 2 to life

Having more free time lately I managed to progress with the Stalin beast.  The Lifecolor paints faded nicely after filters and brownish washes and the tortoise is being brought to life. As you can see the initially vivid colors, after a layer of clear gloss and artistic oil paint based media turned out very well into the desired color palette. I usually choose a lighter color for soviet world war II armor and this one was no exception. 
Further weathering will be made with the use of Lifecolor pigments. As for now tracks were fitted for the photo purpose and will be dismounted from the tank for further weathering process. Note the glossy appearance of the model is due to the yet visible gloss cote.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lifecolor "easy 3" set - 4 BO green - JS 2 tank

Lifecolor has recently developed a line of sets to ease modellers with applying the color modulation style on their models. I started testing the sets with the good old DML JS 2 late prodcution model. The sets comprises of a ground medium green shade, a flashed green shade for highlights and a deep tone for shading. The paints are actually ready to go but I added few drops of thinner just in case. Besides taking care of the initial modulation I also started working on some scratches and chipping made with a light green color (mixture of the ground shade of green and light sand color from the "german AFVcamouflage" series from Lifecolor).