Sunday, February 28, 2016

Suvorov's word - more progess on the M4A2

"The Russians always beat the Prussians!" that's the answer of marshall Suvorov to Tzar when the Tzar demanded to implement Prussian regulations and discipline in Russian army and Suvorov explained there's no need to do so. 



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Wear and tear - more progress on the Sherman

I have stepped into the weathering phase starting with Hair SPray based overspray with Tamiya Buff color (delicate, merely transparent layer). I also worked on the tree logs, tarps. The logs were finished with tissue glued with CA glue - for the texture and later on painted with artistic oils.



Saturday, February 20, 2016

Red Sherman in the works

I have painted the red stripes on the turret (light layer of Vallejo Red and Rust color). Moreover I have applied a mix of Ammo streaking effects all over the tank as a filter. Then I rubbed off the edges of welded parts and casted surfaces to get a nice shiny look. Now I'm gonna proceed with patining gear and details on the model and stowage.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Another Sherman?...a quick in-between project

This M4A2 76 was sitting for quite a time on the shelf, waiting for it's moment and just recently it happened so that I stumbled upon a very cool photo of a late war Soviet operated Sherman that gave me inspiration to get back to this model. I was a bit fed up with Shermans for the moment - just recenly having finished the scene with the 105 howitzer variant but... a model needs a finish and since the mojo returned I'm going to fully make use of it. I already painted the tank with one of Lifecolor's Olive Drabs and ordered decals with the slogan and so on (The Russians always beat the Prussians...at that time yes...). The tank is believed to be photographed at Torgau at the end of the war, hence the slogan. I just had to adopt the already built model for the one on the photo and I'm ready to proceed with more work on it. Before the decals come I'm gonna paint all the on-vehicle things, periscopes, logs, rope etc.




Monday, February 1, 2016

"Under fire" - to be continued

I'm finally pretty sure about the layout of the figures, they've been reaaranged several times since last time but I consider this to be the final version. It's one of the projects I'd like to finish this year. The figure number raised to 10 (including the tanker in the H39). Soon more about this.