Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tamiya's Old SdKfz. 251/9 Ausf. D Stummel

I added Model Kasten tracks, Verlinden engine compartment, scratch built side bins and much in the engine compartment. The bushes are dried flowers and the herb Marjorum. The branches were simply swirled in diluted white glue and placed inverted in a container filled with Marjurom. The green branches are other dried flowers that look similar to small evergreen branches. The vehicle was painted with Tamiya acrylic paint and shot through an old Badger 200 single action air brush. Filter coats using Humbrol and artists oils were added in varying thicknesses. Final application of matt finish spare varnish thinned with mineral spirits was palced over the stock Tamiya markings. Bits and pieces were added to detail out the vehicle. I was very fortunate to win a 1st place at the IPMS Nationals in Omaha with this piece.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Russian Mechanical Engineering Technologies

Great site with lots of pictures of modern Russian equipment. I like the camo on them...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rest Stop

I built this vignette as a way to use the peeing soldier in a little different way. I found the statue of Lennin at Mastercon one year and immediately knew I wanted to use it. Simple to make and quick to paint, it has been one of my most talked about vignettes. Some have asked if it was a statement on the politics of the day, you decide.......

Friday, November 5, 2010

Clearance Sales

Hey guys!
I bought 2 kits in clearance from Hobby Lobby and Squadron recently and wasn't planning on building them but only because it was such a deal I wanted you to benefit from it. All the kits are at the price I bought them. All 1/35 scale. All brand new and still in shrink wrap. Email me if you're interested at fred_levesque@hotmail.com

Tamiya Sturmtiger  - $21.40

Trumpeter German s.F.H 18 15cm Field Howitzer - $17.50

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

German SdKfz. 251-17 Half Track Conversion

This conversion uses a Dragon kit of the 251 half track and a resin set from my buddies in the Ukraine, Lead Models, and a little scratch building. It was fun and made an interesting variation on the 251 theme.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010