Tuesday, December 17, 2013

King Tiger

This was a Tamiya 1/35 scale kit. Whenever I want to do a straight out of the box kit, I go to my Tamiya stack. Since I had never built a King Tiger before, this was a great choice.

After the basic painting, I did a lot of oil washes and dry brushing to get the worn look. Since this is intended as OOB, I didn't add any stowage or modifications.
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This is the Dragon 1/72 scale kit. These are really getting tough for me to see. I did manage find some good photos, mostly of museum pieces. I gathered enough info to get this done.

As always, painted with enamels and weathered with oils. I was pleased with the outcome of the added stowage as I had seen in many battle action photos.
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SAS Jeep

This is the Italeri SAS Commando Car, which is really just a jury rigged Willis Jeep. The kit was basic and an easy build. Based on the actual photos I found on line, it was not a great representation of actual vehicles used by the SAS, so I did some modification. I cut the front grill and mounted the spare water / gas cans on a scratch built rack.

I also added some personal weapons and stowage. 

The model was painted with enamels and weathered with oils. After more dull coats, I performed the oil dot matrix technique to vary the shades of green. I added more dullcoat then dry brushed.
Finally I used some MIG pigments with the turpenoid to create the splashed mud effect. on the tires and wheel wells.
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

German gun... :-)

Cool picture! Had to post it :-)

For the article, see Gizmodo:



This make me think, could we have a Howitzer as subject for the next club contest?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

In Time for the Christmas Feast
Opel Blitz Field Kitchen

This truck uses the wood gas engine burner fuel system


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SdKfz. 251/17 20 mm

Scratch built and Lead Models Conversion on Tamiya 251 Ausf D