Thursday, September 19, 2013

Publications, Jerry got his! diorama in Modellfan Modelbauschule Teil 4, September 2013

Berthold Tacke, the editor of the german Modellfan magazine invited me to participate in their latest Modelbauschule issue, part 4 of the series actually. The article you'll find inside covers inter alia the subject dedicated to creating scale buildings using plaster castings. The diorama depicted in this issue is the KOed StuG scene from Italy. Gute lesung.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Razvedchik DP 28 gunner WIP

Progress on the second razvedchik figure to accompany the JS 2. The figure is bassicaly done, I will spray a layer of flat varnish and then work a bit to retouche the colors (flat varnish causes the colors to fade rapidly). Then I will work with some weathering on the figure. All is left now is to sculpt two more remaining figures, the third recon trooper and his German captive. More progress on this subject to follow.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

JS 2 tank crew finished

I have finished painting the crew and the recon squad leader for the Stalin tank. More about this build in upcmoing issue of AFV Modeller in November. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Figures for the JS 2 scene

Below are photographs showing progress I did so far on the figures for the JS 2 scene. In total there will be 6 figures including a German POW captured by the recon squad. So far the 3 figures on the Stalin tank are completed and being painted and so is the DP 28 gunner. I'm currently sculpting the uniform of the 3rd Razvedchik trooper. The recon troopers will have the usual soviet amoeba pattern painted on their masking uniforms although there were already different types of camouflage clothes available in the Red Army by 1945. The rest will follow shortly.