Friday, June 27, 2014

If is walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it must be a DUKW.

This photo has a container of sand from Omaha Beach, thanks to Frank Stumpo for sharing it with me.

Here are the photos for the  shelf Queen contest.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Trumpeter Panzerjagerwagen

This is the Trumpeter Panzerjagerwagen. I did this one out of the box as practice for designing my own version in the near future. This seemed to be a good kit, simple, well fit and required little research. I managed to avoid using the photo etched parts for the turret armor plate. The plastic worked just fine for me.

It was painted standard Model Master colors, mixed to provide the green and brown over a tan base which itself was painted over a dark gray primer. The rest was washes and drybrushing.

Vince Barrale

Monday, June 9, 2014

M5 Light Tank‏

Tamiya M5 Light Tank. This is the old kit with the switch and battery holes still in the chassis. This really fit together well, so well in fact that I didn't even need to do any research on the M5, which seems to be a variant of the Stewart.

Notice??? No Additional Stowage.  Yes. I did this out of the box. I like Tamiya kits for that purpose.

I was able to practice some old techniques that I hadn't done in a while. Drew's last presentation inspired me to take that reminiscent step and use powders for mud and muck. I combined that with some grime I had saved. I don't know what it is exactly. Might have been coffee grounds at one time.

I also did the oil washes over the gloss coat and the dot wash over the flat coat. I think you can see the slight color variations and fading of the green.

I added some trashed floral bits onto the hedge cutter with more mud.

Vince Barrale