Tuesday, August 14, 2012

M4A3 Sherman with 105MM Howitzer

 This is the Dragon 1/72 scale kit. I am so amazed that anyone would actually use the photo etched parts on this. I opted for the plastic parts so that I could still pick them up with a tweezer. Anyone need a new set of photo etch for a Sherman?

I completed the main kit out of the box and painted OD green with Enamel. Then I added the detail stowage and repainted. I dullcoated then covered with a thin black wash. More dullcoat and a basic dusting of the white enamel. Then I mared up the white patern by wetbrushing Laquer Thinner on areas of wear.

Then I glosscoated with Floor Wax and added the decals. I then dulcoated again to seal in the decals and sprayed white again. This provided the look that the white wash had been applied several times in the field.

At this pont I handpainted the details of the stowage and gear with base colors of green and grey-yellow for the boxes. Another coat of laquer dull and then the main brown / black oil wash. More dullcoating and a final touch up of oil colors on the boxes and stowage. After a final sealing of dullcoat, I drybrushed the details.
Vince Barrale  Aug 14-2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

as i said and everybody knows that in ww2 the use what they can find to shoot back  here is this pictures of the captured german tank destroyer

Saturday, August 11, 2012

IPMS USA 2012 is in the books.
David Hogue - aircraft and ship builder got 1 ist 1 2nd in aircraft, 2 2nd in ships and 1 3rd in aircraft dioramas
Ed Rains got a 1st in large comp aircraft doramas
James Sharp McKinney Tx got a 3rd in OOB Softskins
I got a 2nd in OOB tracked open top and a 2nd in Halftracks and Armored cars.

Here are the photos of these two.

I will see the IPMS folks on tuesday.

Friday, August 10, 2012

As of Noon today there were approximately 490 armor models on the table. I placed 15 so I have about 3% of the armor Models on the tables.

Guessing Game Time!!!!!
One of these photos has a glaring error. can you pick it out?
First person to post a comment that has the correct answer wins a prize!

Here are some photos.

Anders Bike Shop Details

I stumbled on this web site. It has stunning dioramas. They are more at the bottom of the web page too. No armor for us :-) but amazing talent and technique.

I love the metal chips around the lathe...


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Here are some photos from last night.
I could not get any internet access via the Disney guest network till this afternoon.
I'll post somemore tonight.
 Model room
 Rather impressive diorama

Diorama based on the movie Red Tails. A lot of work, but has serious flaws.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

End of day 1 travel from Houston to Pensacola Fl. Missed the USS Alabama in Mobile Bay. Missed the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. Maybe some day after I retire I'll come back and visit.

Fairly nice beach, but by 8:00pm it was packed with people.
More tomorrow if I see anything interesting


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Here are some photos of my entries to the IPMS Nationals to be held in Orlando later this week.
I'll try to post some photos of interesting models during the show.

That is 11 1/35 scale, 3 1/72 scale and 1 1/16 scale for a total of 15 models.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

o.k guys once again and regarding the last meeting about making your own tank idea into something that we can build  well i found this pictures long ago and seems that someone have the same weird idea.......i guess that our hobby is an art....enjoy