Thursday, 23 October 2014

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German 88mm FLAK 36/37 - WIP


Progress has been slow on the hobby front these last few weeks but I am making progress on my latest addition to the Germans. An iconic piece of weaponry the Legendary 88mm Flak 36/37 which was turned into a most effective tank killer as well as its designed anti-air role.

As of late I am priming with a grey primer as that is all I have on hand.

The model itself is very detailed and comes with its firing base or platform and some crew unlike the previous box set of Pak 36, Pak 40 and 20mm Flakvierling which does not have enough figures to crew all the weapons. it is however a cheap purchase and well worth the money.

After priming I painted a layer of Middlestone.

Then gave the model a heavy coat of 50/50 black /brown wash.

I then dry-brushed the model with Middlestone again. I have also painted the crew in their base colours. I am using a slightly different commander than the box set comes with.

This is a close up shot of the Pea Dot camouflage of the commander.

After application of the wash it should be pretty good.

The base brown camouflage was a 50/50 mix of Middlestone and Chocolate Brown and a 70/30 Chocolate Brown and Middlestone mix for the center part of the camouflage. The green was a 50/50 mix of Reflective Green and Middlestone as a base then a 70/30 mix of Reflective Green and Middlestone for the center of the camouflage.

Below are some pictures of the real thing. I am using them as reference for the camouflage pattern.

Stay tuned to see how this turns out.


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Italeri 1/72 scale WW2 German PAK 36 Finished

After the model was painted I made the base from plastic card cut to size then primed with the grey followed by a coat of dark brown paint. I then painted the base with white glue and added ground black pepper, when that was dry I added a few spots of white glue then added some oregano herbs for the final touch.

I like the natural effect of this combination and the fact that it requires no painting is a great advantage.

Here are the rest of the pictures.


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Italeri 1/72 scale WW2 German PAK 36

The next model in this amazing set is the Pak 36. At the start of the war this was an effective anti tank gun however by mid war it was woefully inadequate and got the nickname Heeresanklopfgerät (literally "army door-knocking device").

I started with my usual grey primer.

 Then followed with Middlestone base colour.

 Then a heavy brown / black wash.

 Next the crew.

 Followed by the same wash for the crew and drybrush of Bone to highlight the gun.

Next the finished model.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Italeri 1/72 scale WW2 German 20mm Flakvierling - Finished

Here is the finished model. It is a pity the model does not come with the proper base you can use when the gun is in firing mode rather than the trailer for transporting the gun, but in a game scenario it should not be an issue.

Overall a nice model to build and paint up.


Sunday, 31 August 2014

Italeri 1/72 scale WW2 German 20mm Flakvierling

My next WW2 model or should I say models are these from Italeri,
I picked the box set up for very cheap and you get 3 models in it representing awesome value for money. They are very well detailed in my opinion for the scale but are a bit fragile and tricky to put together. Another small downside is you don't get the full crew compliment of each gun. I borrowed one of the Half-track passenger from my other kit to add to this.

I started with a grey primer.

Followed by my usual Middlestone and heavy wash of 50/50 mix of brown and black.

I painted up the crew with Field Grey and Reflective Green for the uniforms and drybrushed the gun with Middlestone.

Next was a wash of  my 50/50 mix of brown and black on the crew and the basic camouflage pattern on the gun. Followed by a drybrush of Middlestone.

Next post, the finished product.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Minotaurs - Terminators with Thunder Hammers - Badab War - Finished

Finished all the details finally. Again the pictures don't show the contrast as well as I would like, you cant see the different red layers on the shoulder pads and Bull heads for instance. The photo quality aside they came out very nicely and my Minotaur Army is looking good!

Here is a picture of the Squad Leader. I used freehand to paint the small symbol (upside down V) on for a nice touch of detail. I also like the darker metal on the Thunder Hammer heads as a contrast. I love the Forge World Shoulder pads!

Here are the rest of the pictures.

My army now consists of:

2 Tactical Squads, 1 Scout Squad, 1 Biker Squad, 1 Dreadnought, 2 Terminator Squads, 1 Rhino and 1 Landraider.

I am now officially out of models to paint for this army. I want some Assault Marines for sure, probably a Devastator Squad, Predator a Veteran Squad and some Heroes to lead them all!

Let me know what you would like to see next and maybe it will help me decide as



Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Minotaurs - Terminators with Thunder Hammers - Badab War - WIP2

Managed to paint some of the base colours of the details.

Will be layering them next with some highlights and applying washes for shading.

Small update but time has been short this last week for hobby.