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.


Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Minotaurs - Terminators with Thunder Hammers - Badab War - WIP

I have been meaning to paint these guys for a long time now and finally I have. First off I purchased the shields from Scibor Miniatures and while I am not the first to do this I think they fit perfectly with the Minotaurs theme.Secondly I purchased the Forge World Minotaur shoulder pads which I also think are outstanding.

I have primed  the models in black then base coated with Tin Bitz.

Next I painted a good coat of Brazen Brass followed by a generous wash of my custom made verdigris mix.

Lastly I dry brushed Brazen Brass again to finish off the armour.

Next up the details.


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German BMW Motorcycle with Sidecar - Finished

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. I painted the engine a metal colour and the washed the entire model with a 50/50 mix of brown and black wash.


Last a drybrush of Middlestone. Then I added brown wash in between the wheel spokes to make it look less solid and more like spokes.

The crew were painted with Field Grey and Reflective Green then washed with the same 50/50 brown and black wash.

This was really fun to paint up and pretty quick. I like the result especially since I didn't even have to highlight after the wash a sit was not going to really add much more to the model.

Cant wait to start the next one!


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German BMW with side car


I have been using all my hobby time this last week or so to build most of my 1/72 scale WW2 models. I was intending to go with my 88mm Flak 36/37 but the BMW motorcycle with sidecar looked like the most fun to paint first so that is what I am doing.

The kit from Zvezda is very detailed, cheap and only slightly fiddly to put together.

The look I want to achieve is similar to this photo reference.

I primed in grey and used the Plastic Soldier Company Tank War spray Mid-Late War German Dunkelgelb as the base coat.

The spray was OK, first time I am using it, mainly because it is much easier to paint large models especially with flat surfaces and get a good finish.

Next I washed the model heavily with a dark brown wash.

Stay tuned to see how it turns out.