Monday, September 17, 2012

Sorry for the missing updates!

Hello everyone.

Let me just start of with telling how sorry I am about not having posted anything worthwhile on this blog for a while. As some of you might know I recently started another blog for my Warhammer builds and it's those that I'm currently focusing on, taking a small break from all my tanks and figures.

If Warhammer holds any interest for you, you are more than welcome to go check out my work, right here.


But let me just tell about some of the projects I'm currently working on, for this blog.

1 PzKpfW IV - Ausf H from Academy, quite an old set and not the best, but got it dirt cheap, and I'm still looking forward to painting it, probably going full Out of the Box on this one.

1 PzKpfW IV  Ausf J from Tamiya, which I have posted about earlier, this is a very nice set even though it's fairly old, but what could you expect from Tamiya :-) hopefully I will be able to get some zimmerit and mesh schurzen on this, when I get around to ordering it.


I recently bought the old Academy Tiger I, early with full interior from a friend of mine, who had realised he would never get it build, and I'm realy looking forward to giving that a go, but thats definitely for the future!

and then there is of course also all the 1/72 sets I haven't done yet, still think I have 2-3 Jagdtigers, 3 panther G early, 2 King Tigers and probably more that I can't remember.


I'm looking forward to posting some progress on this blog again, but for the time being I'm focused on my Warhammer army.


Cheers
Chris 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Good News!


Good news everyone!

Today I've just created another blog which I plan on using for all my fantasy building and painting from now on. I did this to keep Panzer March focused on what it was intended for, Panzer!

If you used an old link or something, and you came here for the some Warhammer, I'll just redirect you to the destination you wanted - HERE


That's it for now folks, hopefully I will find the time to actually post some actual updates here soon.

Until then.


Chris

Friday, July 27, 2012

Update!


Hello everyone

I'm sorry for the lack of updating lately, but have just been busy with other things and not really felt like building or painting much.

But I managed to get abit of work done yesterday, which resulted in my Elephant build being completed, it can be seen right here.

I also begin working a the last 5 of my custom Space Marine Sternguards, you might remember the first 5 I did, here.

Here's a little progress picture.





But yeah, I just wanted to make a little update to show I hadn't forgotten about this blog :-)

Have a nice day.



Chris

Monday, May 28, 2012

Panzermuseum Munster




So this saturday, 26.05.12, the 16. Internationalen Militärmodellbau-Austellung was held at Deutsches Panzermuseum Munster, and just like last year we went to have a look.

And just like last time I did take some pictures, and if you have seen the photos from last year, you might see some of the same stuff in these, but also alot of new stuff, so enjoy.


Pictures

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Desperate Defense - Korsun Pocket 1944 - Dragon (6273)



Hello Everyone

Yes it's time for some 1/35 Figure action!

I got this set as a gift from my father ages ago, but never got around to actually building/painting them. But that is about to change in the near future. I'm currently in process of painting quite a few sets, so these might not be finished this week or the next :-)

About the kit, all I can say is:
It's fantastic, when they can make plastic figures this detailed I almost can't see the point of resin figures, almost.
If you want to read a in depth review of these, I would suggest looking right here.


Painting

I only primed them so far, still having to figure out how I want to paint them, since I'm abit rusty when it comes to 1/35 figures.









Stay Tuned!

Elephant - Dragon (7253)



I build this kit same time ago, last year actually, and what can I say? it's a good kit, just like any other Dragon kit in this scale. It's almost identical to the Ferdinand I build, the kit who got me hooked on this scale.


This kit might not be quite as detailed as the newer Dragon kits, but if you would like to build an Elephant Tank Destroyer in this scale I would recommend this one without hesitation. I believe most of the Elephant tanks produced was build with zimmerit, and as you can see on the box art, it's depicted with it here as well. Sadly Dragon haven't included it in this set, which they do on some of their newer releases (which is awesome). But if you want zimmerit I don't think it would be to hard making yourself on this kit, since all the surfaces are quite large and accessible, or you could buy some PE zimmerit, which I'm sure you can find somewhere to a decent price.


Painting



I started by priming the entire tank with a grey primer from Vallejo.


Then I painted en entire tank with Dark Yellow, also from Vallejo (I ran out of Tamiya Dark Yellow...) but it's actually quite nice.


After the yellow had dried, I started with my camouflage pattern, nothing fancy really just Red Brown and Olive Green (Tamiya)



 The last thing I managed to get done before I had to stop for the day, was a coat of gloss varnish in preparation for whatever washes I might decide to give it.







Next step would probably be some sort of general brown wash, haven't decided if it should be oil or acrylic yet.























So I went ahead and gave the entire tank a general wash, I believe it's called a filter, I used some cheap oil colors I had laying around, which I have had mixed results with before. It feels like it might be wise to spend abit more on oil colors since the quality really matters for the result.

I then gave it another clear coat and I have started doing some pin washes with a darker brown/black'ish color. Afraid I don't have any pictures of this so far, but since I'm not done with it, it doesn't really matter :)






So let me just start by apologizing for not updating this for quite a while, that said I still managed to piss this guide/review down my leg, since I forgot to take progress pictures in the end, so sadly I only have pictures of the finished kit :-D hope you'll live.

But let me just sum up quickly what I did:

  1. Pin wash with dark brown/black'ish color
  2. Drybrush with buff/sandy color
  3. Decals
  4. Matt Varnish
  5. Painted tools, tracks etc.
Think that was basicly it, in the end this build just kinda annoyed me, didn't quite turn out as I had pictured it, but I suppose It ain't to bad, so guess I can't complain.

But let me show you some pictures of the finished Elephant.

















Hope you liked it.


Until next time!




Chris

Sunday, April 22, 2012

PzKpfw IV Ausf. J - Tamiya (35181)




So I always wanted to build a Panzer IV, and since I haven't gotten my hands on a 1/72 kit yet, I thought I would build my 1/35 Tamiya kit I had laying around.

Prepainting

Well what can I say? it's a Tamiya kit, even though it might not be as detailed and pimped as the new Dragon kits, it just fit perfectly together, the instructions are perfect and the details are totally adequate and if you wanted to pimp it with some PE parts, you could easily do that, personally I'm thinking about getting myself some PEShürzen for my tank, since it isn't included.

These old Tamiya kits aren't that expensive compared to todays standard (well they are almost 20 years old) so you can afford some extra things before you reach the Dragon prices. I got both my Tamiya Panthers in a garage sale for about 13€ as piece, and this kit was roughly the same as far as i remember.


Painting

So before I stopped for the day I started priming the tank (I assembled it a few weeks ago, but never had the time to begin painting, since I was working on my Panther).
I'm trying out my new Vallejo Grey Primer, and being used to spray Tamiya paints I still gotta get used to the Vallejo Air series.







*Update*
This project is temporarily shelfed until I get some parts home from Chinaland (Shürzen). I've decided to apply some zimmerit aswell, since alot of the pictures I've looked at of the J version had zimmerit, and it's always a nice thing to practice.



Stay tuned for further updates.
Chris

Lübeck Exhibit 2012

Hello Everyone


So yesterday 21.04.2012, I went to Lübeck to attend the model exhibit being held there. I been there once before many many years ago, and just like last time it was really awesome, so many amazing kits being displayed and you get a chance to talk to people about how they did stuff etc. (even though I don't speak  german, but luckily I had brought my old man in case of translation needs :-D)


Both of us forgot to bring an actual camera, so I had to make do with the camera in my Galaxy S II, which is actually quite decent if the light is ok, but you have been warned now, so if any of the pictures is abit shit it's because of the cameraphone. I haven't taken pictures of every single model, cause if I had I would probably still be down there going at it.




Hope you enjoy :-)









































































































Cheers
Chris