Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bison II - another publication, now in Russian!

Surprise! New issue of M-hobby (biggest Russian language hobby magazine) put my Bison II on the cover! That's really cool, because it is distributed all over Russia through small post kiosks!

The article is called "The stubborn Bison" and it is basically the same as in the September issue of MMI.

P.s. Crusader III is finished. I will take more images later. Here I used Uschi van der Rosten  woodgrain decals to replicate wood texture on jack blocks.

P.p.s. :) Sd.Kfz. 6 scored 1st in this months Armorama model of the month contest. That was a tight competition with only 5 votes between 1st and 3rd place! Almost as in sports :) 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Zrínyi II started, Crusader in progress.

This week I started a very interesting kit - Hungarian SPG from Bronco. The kit has insane level of detail, but of course there is room for improvement :)

The toughest element is the suspension and you can see how much has to be cut and glued. Luckily there is not that much clean up required :)
I will do a specific vehicle based on reference images and correct the kit according to survivor vehicle from Kubinka museum. Stay tuned for more!

Otherwise, my 1/48 Crusader is almost done, just needs some final weathering. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

DAK attakk :)

By coincidence I did two models related to Deutsches Afrikakorps in a row this winter -  Sd.Kfz.6 and Bison II. Sd.Kfz.6 was waiting for it's turn since September 2011 and Bison pop-uped at my bench in February. The half-track was done OOB, while Bison got extra detailing with Alliance Model Works excellent PE as well as some of Griffon's PE for Grille. Both got the replication of heavily damaged paint (by different methods) and by another coincidence both are published in September issues of modelling magazines :)

The Bison II article is out in Military Modelcraft International and is called "The stubborn Bison". Take a look inside the mag and you will know why it has such name :)

...and Sd.Kfz.6 is feautured in Military in Scale.  I haven't got my copy yet I got a screenshot from a fellow modeller from Norway - Edward Valholm (takk til deg).

Friday, August 3, 2012

Fi 103 Re-4 published in TMMI, issue 202!

Great news, my flying rocket is featured in TMMI!

Although not present on the cover....

It is inside :)