Hi guysMy Gebirgsjager conversions for Coc are finished and ready for undercoating, all accept the pack mules, need to detail their load, I'm pretty happy with these guys, I've used figures from all over the shop, what do you think?
Hi guysAnother Braille scale group build challenge starts this week, this time the topic is "anti", anti tank, or anti aircraft, towed, tracked or wheeled and any gun pressed into either role for any period, this is a 20 week long build.Rather than start another build (I have lots of kits that fit that category) I thought I would use the opportunity to get a few shelf queens finished, these will be my entries.2 x Stug IIIG late1 x Romanian Tacam T601 x Romanian cannone da 47/32 (with crew)1 x Pak 40 (with my winter FJs crew)1 x Sdkfz 7/1 quad AA (with crew)1 x 17 pdr AT gun (with crew)1 x 6 pdr AT gun (with crew)
Hi guys2 Chain of command recon markers almost finished for the missing lynx braille scale forum bottletop challenge, I need to add number plate decals and the windshield to the sign post schwimmwagen, and some flock on the base of the other schwimmwagen, pretty happy with how these have turned out, all comments welcome.
Hi guysI couldn't find my cadmium oxide which is used for the green camo (its been 15 years since I used it) so tried to mix up some using raw umber and a light green, but its very light, might have to go over it with paint, the red brown came out OK, its all sealed under a matt coat now. Going to do some more work on these this arvo, lots more work needed on the figs to.
Hi guysI was going to do 1 each of a schwimmwagen, Kettenkrad and and kubel as my recon makers for chain of command, but I found this old schwimmwagen in my stash, built 17 years ago, its the Hase kit, I dont like the base coat, to desert yellow in colour, so will re paint it to match this new one, I will buy a third and have a set of 3 as recon makers.I will be brush painting these, I don't have a dedicated airbrush set up and it takes to much effort to set everything up for 2 kits (that's why I spray paint in batches) I will apply the camo using pastel chalks.Need to crack on with these only a few days of the challenge to go.
Hi guysA quick preview of my next CoC army, Gebirgsjagers, these are still very much work in progress, I'm going to give most of them anoraks, ropes, mountaineering picks etc, I'll do more pics when the conversions are done.
Hi guysHave done some work on the Schwimmwagen vignette, still need to add some detail to the left seated figure, and some gear in the car, thinking of filling out the set o 3 CoC patrol recon markers with a Kettengrad and either a Kubel or a BMW sidecar.
Hi guysA model I have been wanting to do for a while as a command piece is Peiper seated in his schwimmwagen, the missing-lynx braille scale board is running a bottletop challenge (basically to build a model that fits in a milk bottle lid) so I thought I would finally do this little piece. The figs will need to be converted to fit the scene.It wont have much use in a Chain of command platoon, but I'm thinking of turning it into a patrol marker.
Hi guysSome 20mm WWII Italians finished on commission, a mix of makes here, not sure who makes firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi guysWell, I was going to call this group and tutorial done, but as the pastel carrier fluid dried it has gone white around the wheel area, mustn't have stirred it properly, and I think the pastel I have used may be to bright anyway, so I may re do that step, pics aren't great, poor lighting here today, obscuring all the weathering detail, last pics are of the next group of vehicles I'll be working on, also need to do the infantry for this early war German force, all comments welcome.
Hi guysEarly 1/72nd French CoC Platoon finished, as well as my converted crew for the German Type 40 car.Pics are a little poor, very overcast here today, had to use a flash.The French are a mixture of Pegasus, Caesar, and Hat WWI French, many converted, theres 3x12 man Rifle sections, and a mortar, HMG, FO, and sniper for supports, will make some engineers and AT guns, as well as adding armour and vehicles, I have bought a pre painted Char B1 bis (first time I have done this), which I will shade/highlight and weather using my usual techniques, its quite a nice model.The German crew are converted from Hat tank rider bodies and AB heads, left over from my Gebirgsjagers project.
Hi guysPart 4, this parts steps were1) painting the tools, seats, rubber and other details.2) silver added to tracks, sprocket teeth, idles and tools/tow ropes3) black wash over metallic areas.4) Oils streaking, done with white, dark brown and rust coloured oils, you have to be careful not to over do this step.Next steps will be1) Pastel weathering 2) crews3) bases
Hi guysPart 3 of the group build, previous steps taken.1) Spray a dark grey base coat, Humbrol Pz grey with some black.2) Mid grey sprayed, aiming for all the centres of panels, this leaves a nice shaded look.4) Chipping added using dark grey and the sponge technique, trying to not overdo this step.5) gave 4 of the vehicles a blue filter, and the other 3 a khaki filter.6) paint the rubber wheels black, tracks and tools vellajo leather brown, you could use chocolate brown, but theres a little more red in the leather brown, which feels right to me.7) a coat of gloss varnish.8) add decals.9) black pin wash.Latest steps 10) second brown pin wash, deliberately more messy then the black pin wash11) Mat coat applied12) light highlight dry brushBreaking out the oil paints to start the weathering process.
Hi guysSomeone has asked me for a step by step for these models, so here we go, will give the steps so far, then do another in a few more steps.1) Spray a dark grey base coat, Humbrol Pz grey with some black.2) Mid grey sprayed, aiming for all the centres of panels, this leaves a nice shaded look.4) Chipping added using dark grey and the sponge technique, trying to not overdo this step.5) gave 4 of the vehicles a blue filter, and the other 3 a khaki filter.6) paint the rubber wheels black, tracks and tools vellajo leather brown, you could use chocolate brown, but theres a little more red in the leather brown, which feels right to me.7) a coat of gloss varnish.8) add decals.9) black pin wash.
Hi guysJust finished spray painting the base coat on a bunch of vehicles, managed to get the German part done (24 vehicles) got about a 18 allied vehicle to spray next, another 6-7 batches this size and I will be finished with the 1/72nd vehicle stash.