Painting Contest


M5 3" anti-tank gun (Bolt Action)

Heya,Looks like my US force is now getting one more anti-tank piece, after M1 57 mm medium anti-tank gun and M2A1 105 mm medium howitzer.Not that we play games big enough to require 2 platoons or I am some sort of cannon models maniac - I just got nice, second hand support weapon bundle recently.Once again models arrived painted, but luckly neither undercoated or varnished, so washing them wasn't challenging.After dealing with howitzer (which actually hasn't seen the battlefield yet...) I was hoping to paint something quite diffrent but I spotted painting contest running on Polish forum Strategie, so looks like there was a chance for frendly competition but even more important - getting one more model crossed off the list.The contest rules say you have to show an least one photo from the beginning or works, at least two from the progress and the final ones. The idea is to make people show miniatures painted especially for the contest, and not toys already stuffed in the display cases.Quite a good idea ac

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V Elblag modelling festival

Heyah,This one is something rather unexpected, I should call is father's day gift from the fate.Like on Friday or Thursday  evening I spotted info in local portal about modelling contest on Saturday and Sunday. As it turned out it was 5th, annual event.I had no idea there were so many people interested in this stuff living nearby, not mentioning there were also guests from other regions of Poland.According to local news there were ~100 participants and ~300 models!It was dedicated to "pro" modellers: scales like 1:35, 1:72, 1:700, cardboard models etc, but there was no problem in bringing any otler minis.Which I did:I had absolutely nothing prepared for the event so brought some models I liked (for diffrent reasons) to present my stuff and probe this new, unexplored enviroment.Models are took were:(More about Sherman Calliope here - pics and here - building)(More pics of Trovation's zombie bust)(One of my two beloved Necromunda gangs)(Gotta take new pics of this one, original ones are hosted on damn Phot

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M7 Priest

Heya,Looks like one more piece joined my armored force: M7 Priest - self-propelled howitzer.In my opinion the model is just supercool and it was actually the only reason I got it - no matter how it will perform on the battlefield. The beautie is also my entry for coming painting contest on https://strategie.net.pl/ forum, together with medium machine gun team. Ain't that cute?All I have to do now is build some more terrain to hide my new toy behind...  

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Kilroy was here!

Hello,This time there are two more Bolt Action pieces served: US medium machine gun team and Warlord / Italeri wrecked house.MMG team it my entry for painting contest on https://strategie.net.pl/ forum. There are several categories to choose, I decided to prepare unit / squad (25/28mm) and vehicle.The first entry is Warlord Games' medium machine gun team - this time whole team has been placed on single base a contrary to another MMG painted recently: sure it's more practical to have ammo runt staggering around to mark casaulty easier, but I thing 3 models packed on single base simply look better. So as usually I chose more-less the same color choice to make guys fit rest of the force. Noting down colors used during work turned out to be good idea. Looking now at these bricks I am considering basing a single squad on city rubble - to make them pop on the battlefield. The only problem is models I use are "pre-slotta" which will make basing rather pain in the ass.Most probably.But still it's bette

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