Sunday, December 14, 2014

E-100 & E-75 - Heer46

Hello everyone

As regular readers (if I actually have such) might have noticed its been a while since my latest update, the reasons of this is primarily that I'm currently posting most of my Work in Progress stuff on my Facebook page (Just a lot easier :) ) and the second reason is that I just haven't had much time for painting (Damn you World of Warcraft expansion!, well and Work).

But of course that doesn't mean that I haven't been painting at all! Lately I've been building and painting these 3 tanks from Heer46 and as usual they are awesome. One of the E-75 has some ridges left on the turret from the printer (I guess they are 3D printed? I have no idea actually) otherwise the casting of the turret could have been better but nothing major. The only really negative thing I got to say about the E-75's is that the commander hatch can't be opened, it's a little thing but could have been cool. The E-100 is looking a lot more worn than I would have liked and some details were lost, this was caused by the paint stripping I did on it after the initial paintjob which I didn't like. I guess that plastic/resin is a bit softer than I'm used too from BF miniatures or PSC plastics.

Nevertheless the camo and decals are done and they have gotten some satin varnish, so the weathering process is about to start! at this rate I guess I will have these kitties done early 2016 :-p Nah well the christmas holiday is coming soon so hopefully I can get them finished during it.

The camouflage patterns are not really based of anything, I just wanted to try something new. The E-100 camo was done with small masking tape strips and the E-75 with Blu-Tac.


E-75 - 121 

E-75 - 122

Group Photo

Monday, October 20, 2014

SdKfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm) - Battlefront - GE168 - Gunshields on!

Evening everyone!

So I managed to find the gunshield so I kinda had to paint them :-p I did a bit of green camo, it's not very clear in the pictures but when you have them in your hand it's quite visible :-p anyway short post mostly just pictures. Enjoy.


Sunday, October 19, 2014

SdKfz 7/1 (Quad 2cm) - Battlefront - GE168

Hello everyone

Today I finally managed to get my AA Trucks for my FoW army :-) I've been working on these for a while now (together with a couple of Pak40) and after having spent last night and a bit of this morning finishing the crew, I will now call them finished.

I just noticed after having looked up the product code for these, that the guns should actually have a gunshield, I don't remember having seen those in the blisterpack they came in, but granted that was quite some time ago so I might just have misplaced them anyway nothing to do about that now :/

The reason for there being no camo on these, is that I just really wanted to paint and weather a pure dunkelgelb vehicle :) been doing a lot of camo lately and will again soon when I start painting my 1/35 Panther and a little FoW sideproject.

If you would like to see a bit more pictures feel free to visit the FB page, I've been throwing up some wip shots now and then, easier than writing a new blog post everytime I paint a few colors :-p

Anyway! hope you like them, suggestions and comments are as usual more than welcome !


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Panther G, Early - Tamiya - 35170 - Assembly

Hello everyone!

Last friday the Panther Campaign over at Armorama began and I've had this old Tamiya kit laying around for quite a while now, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make it.

I did however decide to spice it up with a few aftermarket parts, I have previously build the Panther G late also from Tamiya, so I had a some idea for easy improvements.

I wanted to do a zimmerit coating, get a better barrel and some exhaust wents, and I ended up with the following parts.

  • Zimmerit Coating Panther Ausf G 1/35 - Tamiya - B00A46BGGM
  • 7.5cm KwK 42 L/70 PzKpfw V - Panther - RBmodels - 35B06
  • 1/35 Early Panther G Grills Detailing Parts  - Airwaves - 35048

I could probably have done the zimmerit by hand, but I saw that Tamiya had actually made a kit for it, so I decided to try it out and to be honest it looks quite good. There is a few rough edges here and there, but I think with a decent paintjob you really won't notice :)


Since this is a Tamiya kit it only took a few hours to assemble and I honestly have no problem with some lack of details compared to Dragon kits, when it fits together this nicely and still looks good :-p

I haven't glued on the tools, hatches or wheels because I want to be able to paint them separately. I'm still looking for a camouflage pattern to give it and any ideas or suggestions are more than welcome, I really love the look of replacement parts in Red primer or just Dunkelgelb so I might do a bit of that. I'm not going to authenticity just something that will be fun to paint.

Anyways let's have some pictures

I'm still waiting for my Exhaust went in the mail, but that is fine since I need to finish a couple of small FoW builds before I'll begin painting this kitty.

That's for now, stay tuned :-)


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Deathstroke - Knight Models - K35BAO006 - Finished

Hello everyone

Not a FoW related update today, sadly, but I can say that I have started painting my AA trucks that I showed in an earlier post :)

I basically finished my Deathstroke figure from Knights Models, only missing some varnish (Will probably take some better pictures when he's totally finished). I still felt like showing him to the blog now, because I think it did turn out pretty good :) I really noticed it had been quite some time since I last painted a figure larger than 15mm, so it was a fun project and an awesome model! probably not the last time I buy something from Knight Models that's for sure.

Anyway here's a few more pictures :)
Until next time

 Pictures taken with my phone, so not the best quality, even though it isn't that bad.