Wednesday, October 31, 2012

C4-OPEN

During the last weekend I was in Malmø, Sweden, taking part in Sweden's best competition (IMHO). I had great time there, talking with old and new friends, examining excellent models and got some medals too!


Bison II - gold in 1/35 Axis WWII AFV
Staghound Mk. III - silver in 1/48 AFV
Staghound AA - silver in 1/48 AFV
and Zrinyi II  - bronze in advanced 1/35 AFV class (this is mostly for conversions and scratch built models)

Now I will take a long brake from shows and will go somewhere next autumn only.


Back to work! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Zrinyi II, done....

That model is done and it was a great experience. I learned a lot not only about the particular SPG but about Hungarian army and armour and I am happy to have collaborations on the project with so many people.
Thanks to Pálinkás Zsolt and Adam Romsits for technical help, Maxim Butov for going to Kubinka and taking pictures of survivor vehicle, Csaba Bordács from SBS model for providing the mantlet, Carlos Bravo for generous help with spare tracks, Krisztián Bódi for producing excellent Hungarian crew figures (I plan to add one next week) and to David Grummit from MMI for the kit and endless support. The full article with some reference material and explanation of modifications would appear in MMI in due time.


Now some images of the finished model. Hope you like it.







Monday, October 15, 2012

Back from Scale Model Challenge 2012.

This weekend I spent at Veldhoven, Holland, taking part in Scale Model Challenge - a meeting that gathers high-class modellers from all over the Europe. It was a great experience and I am glad to get a medal for my Staghound AA (bronze in 1/48 scale vehicles).


Another thing - when I was home today I found a copy of November issue of Military Modelcraft International that has a 6-page article for the same Stag. As always, the team of MMI did a top-notch job on presenting a model in it's best. Thanks for that!


Saturday, October 6, 2012

On my bench, October 2012.

Right now I have two projects in the paint booth, both from Bronco models

1) Staghound Mk.I with 60lb rockets.  Mostly OOB build with added weld seams. Pure fun project with some interesting ideas on paint finish.


2) More demanding and accurate model in 1/35 scale Zrinyi II Hungarian SPG. The build is over now and I am happy to say that it looks quite close to references. If you've seen my previous update it was almost ready to paint but then I changed the mantlet on the one from SBS model. And then primed the model.


Rolling to the paint booth :)


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Staghound AA in print soon!

November issue of Military Modelcraft International is featuring my Staghound AA in 1/48 from Bronco models with Black Dog and Hauler stowage. Check it out together with awesome builds from Ken Abrams, Özgür Güner and others.



A full build review of that excellent kit can be seen here.