Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Crimean War Jägers (conversion) 1854 Sebastopol

I've been a long time away from the hobby, and here I return with a little 19th century project.

I had this Emhar Crimean War soldiers semi primed, which screamed to be properly cleaned up and made. And so, I searched for inspiration and I stumbled upon the Jagers from the Crimean War, that essentially wore the same uniform but with a different camo scheme. 

Then, I took the chance to make some changes, as they also had artillery figures and I had no cannon to go with them. Doing some fast head and weapon swaps I made to look more combative. 

Hope you like this inside and maybe inspire somebody to do the same.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

25 Pounder Field Gun Airfix 1:76 Built Model (01305)

Here is my take on this little classic model. Got it in a random parts lot, and so built it without instructions nor cannon (I have them, but already built) . I went for a unusual two brown camo, and I must say I am very satisfied of the final result.

The improvements were adding front glass, adding a proper bumper, and added lights. I made all wheels to turn properly, making it feel like a little Dinky toy.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

s.W.S. Cargo Halftrack with 3.7cm Flak43 Revell 1:35 Built & Painted Model Kit

This is the SWS Halftrack, a nice rather unusual model, I managed to get just for 3 € in a lot (it has to be the cheapest 1:35 kit I've ever bought). Wheels turn, cannon moves up and down. The only snag is that there is no crew included, so had to make a conversion for a man seating at the cannon. Scenario kindly comes offered by the local park :) .

Saturday, May 4, 2019

ROLAND C11 Airfix / Heller 1/72 Finished Model Kit World War I

After a long time without posting, here I come back to post something. This is the Roland, I got this from the Heller release, bought in an model kit exhibition. My father built it and I painted it along my brother. The purple camo scheme was the most eye-catching, so we went for that. A very unusual model, one worthy to build;

Monday, August 6, 2018

Borgward IV 1/35 kit Ausf. A Dragon "Crimea 1944" Heavy Demolition Charge Vehicle

Hello again, I return after a long time without posting. I did this kit two years ago, but didn't make photographs until this spring.

Is a Borgward IV demolition vehicle, painted with a camo as other vehicles from a regiment in Crimea in 1944.

I bought this kit in a street market and decided my unbuilt stashes couldn't grow more, so I built it on a weekend along my brother.

Hope you like it.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Crusader Castle 1/72 MiniArt Fortress 72004

This is a kit my father built and I painted it for him. Instead of the typical grey, we decided to go for a southern looking rock, like in the Holy Land or similar, inspired in the Maltese limestone.

This kit from Miniart (which can be found at a really cheap price online) is screaming for a base, and so we went for a raised stand. It is made of cardboard-wood from the back of some frame, porexpan, and  liquid membraning for roof that works very well for this job, as is thicker than white glue, stronger, and it was already available in sandy colour.

I painted with acrylics a few crags on the landscape, and glued a few shrubs here and there.

My father glued the door to the keep in a raised position, to make it more difficult for invaders, and so I sculpted with milliput some stairs.

The castle has been left as modular and can be taken apart, for easy storage and to build in different configurations and bases.

The kit itself is a bit poor and requires a bit of work, parts don't fit, big gaps, not well thought, but at this price one cannot complain.

And well, let's see who guesses first from where I took the image of the flag :) .

Sunday, April 1, 2018

MiniArt ROMAN ARMY as Eastern Roman Rebels 1/72 25mm painted & converted figures

Here I show you this soldiers I've just finished, by printing their banner. I bought the MiniArt Roman Army, and decided that I had too many figures already in brownish-red, so they had to be painted.

After considering many possibilities, I finally went for painting them like Roman Rebels, a bit like the Total War games, in green. As if they were troops of some usurper in the Eastern Roman Empire, in Anatolia, ready to overthrow the Emperor itself!

I got a female figure from the Ancient Christians set of Strelets, and painted as a princess, a sort of Zenobia. As they had no general, I converted one of the infantrymen to do the purpose. 

All shields were painstakingly hand painted. Hope you like them.