Sunday, November 10, 2013

Transporting the big cat (1:72 scale)

It took me almost six months to finish this project. It was finished in January 2013. It is 1:72 scale diorama showing US sodiers taking captive German Jagedtiger no. 331. The vehicle was captured near "Neustadt an der Weinstraße"  in spring of 1945, it was a real challange to reconstruct the event :)
Dragon wagon and Willis models are produced by Academy and Jagedtiger is produced by Trumpeter all in 72 scale. House is my scratch build, trying to make it look as on the picture. I also added some resin figures to make it a bit more alive. Look at my gallery...


 
 



 

 





Here is the original picture taken in 1945 so you can check how it really looked. On this picture Jagedtiger looks as in one colour and that is not true. On the second picture you can check the painting scheme.


After capturing and transporting by truck, vehicle was loaded to the train. Her is painting scheme clearly visible. It was classic late ambush scheme.

 
Today this vehicle is preserved in museum of Aberdeen USA. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Russian Mil Mi-24V Hind E (1:35)

This one is about 3 years old (made it in 2010). It is fantastic Trumpeter model in 1:35 scale (think it is only 1:35 scale for such huge helicopters). It was pleasant to build and paint this model as everything is large and ease to distinct. Model on it's own comes with PE set so you have all the extra details you need.   

Couple of cockpit photos..






Showing exhaust..


This is the main gun.

And few photos of finished model

 

Hope you like it ;)))

Saturday, October 26, 2013

F-51D Mustang Buckeye Blitz VI

It was plane of Capt. J.W.Rogers 36th FBS 8th FBW in Korean conflict. I was actually amazed by the records this guy had in his career and decided to make his famous plane.

All models in my opinion look better on some kind of original surface than standing alone, so I made small diorama which is not to complicated to prepare and makes the model look alot better. It is 1:48 scale, aircraft F-51D is Tamyia model with ICM figures. Base is made out of forex board and painted with Model master paints (enamel). Figures are painted in vallejo acrylics. Few photos...