Managed to place some plastic sheet on the under surface and drop a tank too. I mean, the half of it. It comes from the P-38 too. Furthermore, I ordered some pretty cool stuff from a big German model shop: Gatlings and gatling nozzles.
But first of all comes the big engine. Im a bit surprised how many parts of a P-38 you can use for stuff like that! Kow Yokoyama knew it as well I guess.
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2014 13:59:06 GMT -5 by tigrazor
First post in the forums and count me into this group build. I will be building the resin Drone Sniper kit from Industria Mechanika, so far all I've done is pin and glue the kit together, started on a custom display base and trying to decide on a colour scheme.
The base... As always its a must have for my models and as well as the drone itself its mostly made from leftovers. Those are the following:
-Soviet soldier figure, 1/35. If I remember that right, it should be from ICM. -leftovers of resine cobblestones, patched together. -MiniArt street accessories - fence and sewer.
The wall is made from Styrodur, a segment of a wooden circle, plastic sheet and... Chinchilla sand!
Loads of hairspray was used here for the plastering, it was fixed with haispray. The brown pigments got the same treatment, as usual.
The base itself has a very interesting pattern fromthe start. I brushed some dark brown ink over it (Rohrers Antiktusche)*, and fixed it with an acrylic gloss coat from a rattle can. The eagle was formerly a white metal NS-insignia. Strictly forbidden here in Germany of course because of its delicate detail. This was removed ages ago by myself and so this eagle sign just waited for its "reanimation" - this was the perfect occasion. I scratched a Soviet star made from plastic sheet, painted and placed it - voilá!
The cyrillic letters mean "basche sdorowje!" - "Cheers!"
...got a treatment of several shades of grey, mixed with dark brown ink - no airbrush was injured here. I tried something new: artificial lighting. Thats why the cobblestones, the wall and - slightly - the figure "glow" a bit yellowish. Thanks Frank, its all your fault...
Although already painted before I even started the base, I thought it would be time for a repaint. Again, I tried something new: Ialways struggle to find the right skin tones when I paint my figures. The soldier here had too much booze, and thats why some red was added to the basic skin tone (Testors "Earth"). Im still learning.
The Maxim MG
...is a model that needs some special mentioning: Just published by ICM in their brand new WWI series, this is a little piece of art. Literally EVERYTHING is sculpted, I tend to call this perfect. I was kind of bored cause there was absolutely nothing to scratch here.
Thanks for watching...
Last Edit: Jan 31, 2014 1:10:06 GMT -5 by tigrazor
The "inside" of the ruin was created by using Busch printed cardboard for the floor, a MiniArt Soviet ammo box (Set No. 35073), earth pigment and hairspray and a reworked Stalin figure from ICM. I highly recommend those Soviet ammo boxes btw.
Tamiyas TS-30 "Silver Leaf" is perfect for this paint job. But the decals were another story. Initially, I wanted to use ICMs Spitfire MK.IX decals - but they were waaay too overlaid and broke into tiny pieces when you just had a look at them. The alternative was creating decals by my own. I looked in my stash and found some "Val" hinomarus from the Hasegawa/Revell kit. I took one of the ICM Soviet stars as a pattern, made the stars bigger - voilá.
Im not sure if I shall paint white borders around them - opinions anyone?
The other decals came from the Maschinenkrieger "Großer Hund" decal sheet ("2") and a Hasegawa P-47D "Thunderbolt" kit. The plane was called "Eileen", but dont ask me for the pilot and the Sqn. please.
Again, the wasp decal tended to break in pieces, and it did - but it was reaparable. Man, almost ALL decals tend to break today, somehow. But Im through so far, and thats all that counts.