Monday, 29 June 2015

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German 88mm Flak 36 - Showcase

 

I was taking some pictures for newer projects recently using my terrain and remembered I didn't have any pictures of the BMW motorcycle or the iconic 88mm Flak 36, so here is a nice picture showing the canon in a field ready to bring down any aircraft or an unwary tank passing within sight.

On a personal note I am in the process of moving house and living in temporary accommodation and unable to do any hobby related activity at all as all my stuff is packed into boxes waiting for the day we can move. It has been much longer than expected so if you are a regular reader hang in there.

Thanks

Vitor

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German Motorcycle with Sidecar - Showcase


I was taking some pictures for newer projects recently using my terrain and remembered I didn't have any pictures of the motorcycle against this backdrop, so I took a couple of shots to show it off.


Enjoy

Vitor

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Plastic Soldier Company 1 /72 Scale Sherman Tank - Finished


I have added some of my custom 60/40 Brown /Black wash to the tracks and details and then tidied up the models where necessary.

Here are some more shots of different angles.


Hope you like the way they turned out.

Vitor

Monday, 4 May 2015

Plastic Soldier Company 1 /72 Scale Sherman Tank - WIP2


Painted in all the details and ready for the final shading.


Hope to finish this in the next day or so.

Vitor

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Plastic Soldier Company 1 /72 Scale Sherman Tank - WIP


Starting work on my Sherman Tanks, the PSC kit is perfect for me as it is easy to build, has lots of extras, good detail and is affordable. You can also make a Firefly as part of the squad which is a 'must have'.

I started off with a primer / base colour of Plastic Soldier Company Army Spray British Armour. This is a great way to get a smooth layer of paint on all those flat surfaces.

Next step was to apply a heavy wash for the shading which I used my usual 50/50 mix of black and brown.



Then I dry-brushed the models with Vallejo Russian Uniform.

All that remains is for me to complete the tracks and details.


Vitor

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Blood Angels Knights of Blood Bike Squad - Dark Vengeance - Finished


All that I had to do was add washed to the models and some highlights of the base colours where required. I did not want to spend too much time on these as they are already tricky to paint as rider and bike "joined at the hip" so to speak.

I will have to go over the shading on the red parts of the armour with black wash as the dark brown does not work well enough. Other than that I am happy with the results and will keep working on the rest of the Dark Vengeance set, namely the Librarian and Commander.

Here is the Squad Sergeant.


The first Biker.

 

 The second Biker.

 

As a Squad.

 

The final comment I have on these guys is about the quality of the pictures I took, my camera cant quite get  to grips with the colours and they do not show the different shades that are apparent to the naked eye. I did use Picasa to edit them which helped but not good enough.

Let me know what you think.

Vitor

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Blood Angels Knights of Blood Bike Squad - Dark Vengeance - WIP

 
I am tackling my next little project, turning the Dark Angels Bike Squad into Knights of Blood. Firstly building the models was easy as this is the GW philosophy with starter sets. However I did regret this later on! Cutting and shaving all the Dark Angels iconography off the bikes did result in damage to the models but it was acceptable.

As usual I went for a black primer, see above.


 

Then painted in all the base colours using my custom mix for the dark metal armour and Mephiston Red for the rest. This is where I regretted gluing the riders to the bikes. Painting the torsos proved difficult especially the Sergeants robes. The backpacks had to be painted separately also.

Next up to add the shading and the highlights so stay tuned.

 Vitor