Sunday, March 23, 2014

Terrifying GoPro video from tanks in Syria's war zone

This is worth seeing. It's an hour long video.

Question; How does some tanks seems to go in reverse quickly and maneuvers in those treacherous  and narrow streets without missing a beat? Can the driver see anything going backward, on twisty road?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Stalingrad - Berilin

A very Nice Diorama by  Oleg Lanskoy  from Russia. Sometimes I just wonder at the talent!!

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M4A4 Sherman

This was the Cyber Hobbies kit, Orange Box as some of you describe it. Pretty nice kit overall. I had a few minor construction issues due to not sufficiently studying relevant photos but I worked it out. As noted in my demo, I painted with Enamels, Lacquer dullcoat and sea I the decals with acrylic Gloss (Floor Wax).

The stowage is from various resin, plastic, paper, string etc. Most of this was base painted separately the oil washed with the model after attaching. The oils were used as a light wash to tone down the Green color, then dullcoated before applying variations  of heavier washes of burnt umber an black.

At the last meeting I demoed the dot streaking using blue, white and burnt umber for fading affects. Final dullcoated, then did some drybrushing to highlite.

Overall, I am pretty happy with the result. 

Vince Barrale


Tuesday, March 18, 2014