18. Oktober 2017

Russian infantry and guns by the Plastic Soldier Company

Some years ago I ordered each one sprue of Plastic Soldier Company's 28mm Russian "Infantry in Summer uniform", "Infantry heavy weapons" and "45 mm AT gun". Then they were stored somewhere deep in a box (like most of my modelling stuff).

  I recently managed it to paint them. The uniform color was the rest of my old GW Desert Yellow, the helmets got some unknown green and most leather was painted with Citadel Snakebite Leather, the skintone comes from Pegasus.

The final steps before basing were some skintone washes followed by a 50/50 mix of  Armypainter strong wash and water, and sealing the figures with Revell Aquacolor Farblos matt.

16. Oktober 2017

15mm Soviet forces for Tanks by Galeforce 9

My first army for Galeforce 9's Tanks. Well stored in this wooden box are the Soviet forces that can be played by friends of mine to get into a first game of tanks.
And they were victorious the first time they entered the battlefield (against me).

Stored in this box the troops will stay safe while travelling to new battlefields. The complete inlay was built with Velux isolation tape and Feldherr 10mm foam tray bottom parts and glued with UHU Alleskleber (denn Modellbau ist kriegswichtig). The red star was cut from red felt.
All models are 15mm / 1:100  scale.


The main force of the Soviet troops is the T34 tank, which is playable in the two mainversions of it.  All that has to be done is to change the turret to use the T34/76 or the T34/85. The models are from Plasticsoldier Company and went well together.

All of the Soviet tanks were painted with Revell Aquacolor Olivgrün, then came some heavy drybrushing with Pegasus Olivgrün followed by a lighter drybrush with Revell Aquacolor Olivgrau. The tracks were painted in Revell Aquacolor Rost followed by adding some Pegasus Edelstahl.
The final step before adding decals and sealing the model was to wash the model with a 50/50 mix of  GW Nuln Oil. All decals came from the spare box and are 1/72 scale.

(update: I gave the pictures and the tanks a last look for tonight and it seems that I did not use the colors I mentioned above.)

The next two models were build from one Battlefront SU-100 kit with some sparetracks from the PSC T34 box and a scratchbuilt chassis. The colors I used were the same as on the other tanks, the second camouflage color is Revell Aquacolor Khakibraun (or Dark Earth). 

Last but not least comes a big one, Zvezda's model of the IS-2 tank. I cut the old hatch and added one from the sparebox. It is a nice kit but the inner sides of the tracks have no details except for their teeth.

Now with the finished Soviet tank platoon it's time to get another platoon finished. My US tanks, 4 Sherman 75/76mm and a pershing are ready for a paintjob but I am not sure if I have enough paint or have to join my local dealer to get new colors. And my first British Shermans need only some more decals and sealing but the decals I use are so fraking thin and fragile.

14. Oktober 2017

Rügen46 - Vorwärts Zombies ! and some words

Built and painted nazizombies. The figures are a mix of Studio Miniatures Nazi Zombies, Mantic Zombies and Warlord Games German infantry. The figures are not planned for use in any game at the moment, but who knows the things to come.
The paintracks in the background were built "on the fly" from some scrapwood and my trusted hotglue pistol. Maybe I will post some time in the future how to build some kind of rack but only when I need more room for my paintpots.

The tank is a 1:48 scale Tiger II tank from Arii and had the option to build it with a motor and a cabled controller. While I am very satisfied with the camouflage I made with my airbrush, the model is poorly detailed with very bad rubber tracks. I have also a Sd.Kfz. 250 painted in the same scheme that I will show later.

I painted the wounds and bloodstains with Citadel Blood red and some Citadel Crimson gore, the skincolor I used was Vallejo (can't read the first word)  Wolf Grey or Pegasus Ghost White and the uniforms are painted with Revell Aquacolor Olivgrau.

After some decent drybrushing of the uniforms I used various washes, I can't remember all of them but I remember the great red wash my mate Olli gave my for this.

The female trooper comes from Pulp Miniatures (?) and got some extra bits, but I can't remember from which manufacturer the officer with the spear comes. The main colors I used for the uniforms are the same I used for their dead comrades. But except for the skin I did not use other washes.

Some personal words
It has been more than 6 1/2 years that I posted the last time in this blog.
I had some good and some more bad times, some kind of personal crisis, stopped modelling for some years and lost a part of my collection. Moved here, moved there, but I think I will stay here for now.

Some time ago I restarted modelling because it is fun fore me again and there are so many kits that are waiting for glue and color. With my mate Olli (Check his blog here: https://tabletop-olli.blogspot.de/) I am building some tanks and scenery for Galeforce 9's Tabletop (beginner) game "TANKS".
We had some games and other friends are joining that you should be prepaired to read more about this game. And some models that I want to present too.

Best regards,

Italeri Winter Soviet Infantry and some other

I just found the password for my blog and while I was preparing a new post, I found this unposted draft from the past.
This assortment of Soviet ww2 infantry is from Italeri but I see at least one mini from another manufacturer. I think these figures and many more are somewhere hidden in a box.

See some new stuff in the coming post.

122mm Howitzer from Zvezda's "Art of Tactics"

I just found the password for my blog and while I was preparing a new post, I found this unposted draft from the past.
The gun and it's crew and the infantry troops come from Zvezda's "Art of tactics" and went well together (as far I remember). I think there are more built and painted Zvezda guns and mini somewhere in my old stuff .