1/72 WWII


Braille scale Forum "anti" group build

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)

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WIP Schwimmwagen vignette part 3

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.

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WIP Schwimmwagen vignette 2

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.

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1/72 Peiper vignette

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.

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Early war group build nearly finished

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.

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French CoC infantry finished and WIP Type 40 crew

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. 

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1/72 Group build part 4

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

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1/72 group build part 3

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.

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