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Dienstag, 30. August 2011

"Fast assembly month"...T 34, Panzer IV G, update

Today an update of my Fast assmebly kits. I started painting the Panzer IV and the Sherman (Pictures of this one will follow).The Panzer IV was primecoated with Tamiya Dark yellow and then I brushed it with Vallejo "Middlestone". Still a lot to do here.
I also applicated the decals on the T 34. Before I´ve done that I coated it with "Glänzer", a kind of cleaning agent for the floor. So I prevent the "silvering" of the decals. The tracks aren`t finished at the T 34 and after painting them a wash with dilluted oil colours (burnt umbra) will follow. I keep you informed about the progress ;-)

Freitag, 26. August 2011

German ATG - Crew, Italeri, 1:72

I need another Anti-Tank-Gun for my Behind Omaha-Forces. So I started another set of these Figures from Italeri. They will get a camouflage scheme, but I´m still not sure wich one I will try. I wish you a nice weekend, my friends!

Dienstag, 23. August 2011

T 34 update, Zvezda, 1:72 & Comparison with T 34 Matchbox 1:76

I went on with painting the Zvezda T34. The basics are finished, now the decals will follow and then the details. Al from 20th century wargames asked for a comparison. Here it is. Unfortunately I´ve only got this old Matchbox-Kit for this purpose. But I promised it....;-)

Mittwoch, 17. August 2011

T 34 update, Zvezda, 1:72

Today just a little update. I primecoated the T 34 with black, painted it with Vallejo "German Luftwaffe Green" and started to paint the tracks. I used "Mudbrown" because I want to have dirty tracks.

Still a lot to do, but I´m back in buisness...

Dienstag, 16. August 2011

T 34, Zvezda, 1:72

Hello my friends out there! Seems that my wrist is o.k. now and I´m able to go on at the "Kit Building Front".For a start I built this "Snap-Kit" from Zvezda. I was surprised that no glue was needed. Especially the tracks, consisting of 4 parts each side can be built without glue. But you have to follow strictly the plan. I made the mistake to snap some wheels togehter in the wrong order. When assembling the tracks I recognized, that the wheels in front of the tank must be assembled in another way and then they broke when I tried to strip them down. My fault!

It is a very nice kit, indeed. Still got the Tiger in my stock. Perhabs that one will follow next week?

Here you`ve got a link to an older Post with the sprue of this T 34:

Mittwoch, 10. August 2011

Panzer IV G, Armourfast, 1:72

As promised today some pictures of the Panzer IV G from ARmourfast. Please look at the pictures and make your own decision if it`s worth a buy. I think it has some pro`s and con`s. The detals are not as good as expected but it`s nice to get the chance to build it with open hatch.

Dienstag, 9. August 2011

Armourfast, Sherman M4A3, 75MM

Back from Holiday!!! After a short trip to the bavarian forrest I´m back at home. Nice trip, but the weather was not as good as i hoped. As always I took a few kits with me, but unfortunately I was pricked in my right wrist by a wasp at day three and my Hand was swollen for over a week. So after two fast assembly kits my modelling ambitions were over :-(
Here you can see the first one. The other one ( a Panzer IV by Armourfast) will follow.

And welcome to my new viewers. I hope that after my free-time my output will increase ;-)