14. Februar 2011

Some kind of advertising

Two weeks ago I made an order at RBmodels. Its is a company based in Poland that offers metal barrels for tanks in 1:72 and 1:35 and some other stuff.

I needed 10 barrels for the T34/76 tank and some metal barrels for the Revell S-100 boat (if you could see my future projects list, it is sooo long), and after some research on the web, this shop was the one with the lowest prices.
I made an order on thursday and payed with paypal, the stuff arrived two days later what is my new personal record for ordering from outsde of Germany.
This is so WOW, that I wanted to share my experience with this shop/manufacturer.
Their website is: http://www.rbmodel.com.

(a picture of the ordered barrels will follow in the next days)

I always wanted to keep any advertising out of this blog but sometimes there are some shops worth to be mentioned. I do not receive any bonus for this.

Italeri ZIS-3 gun and AT team

Pictures of the Soviet ZIS 3 antitank gun and crew from Italeri (#6097). It's a nice kit without flash and with only minimal mould lines.
The figures were painted in the usual Soviet scheme, the only additions of colors were GW Snakebite leather (#61-64) and Revell Aquacolor beige (#36314) for the winter hats, and Revell Aquacolor Dark Earth (#36182)  and GW Devlan Mud wash (#68-25) for the greatcoat. The gun was painted with Revell Aquacolor Seagreen (#) followed by a wash with GW Thraka Green (68-21), them I did a light drybrush with a light grey.
All figures and the ammo box are based on 1 cent coins.



The only negative point of this kit is that the barrel can't be moved up and down, becaus the ZIS 3 gun was not only used for fighting tanks, it was used as normal field artillery too.

Lots of informations and pictures about Soviet field artillery can be found in the Waffenarsenal journal about the Soviet field artillery (ISBN 3-7909-0540-2) that can be found for a low price at Amozon. 


And a view on the Italeri antitank team (#6131). All figures were painted my usual Soviet scheme, that can be found on this blog. Additional colors for hats and greatcoats can be found above.
The machine gunner got his cape painted in a snow camo style, I think that fits very good in a Winter setting. All these minis are based on 1 or 2 cent coins.




Great figures by Italeri, these figures mix very well with the Soviet Winter Soviets (#6069).

13. Februar 2011

Orion AA Quad Maxim and DSHK updated

Here are some pictures of the new Soviet figure sets by Orion, "Soviet Quad Maxim AA MG and Crew" (#72037) and "Soviet DShK AA MG and Crew" (#72038).

First the Maxim Quad, it can be used well for early war scenarios, the figures wear their field hats and are armed with rifles, the equipment of them is mostly light.

All figures are out of the box, the only modification was to base the lieing rifleman, he got a new base and is now shooting straight. The figures are painted in my usual Soviet color style, the colors I used can be found in this post.
The gun itself was a tough build, I can't remember that I ever used more glue on a gun than on this, and my personal carpet monster got a new sacrifice, that's why the gunsight is missing.



The DshK kit is more a late war set, all figures wear helmets and the gunners are equipped with the PPSh machine gun which depicted in the later war.
These figures were painted in my Soviet scheme, too.
The machine gun was build without any problems.



One of these two kits had a lot of flash and mould lines, but I can't remember which of them, but it made no fun to build the quad Maxim.

Update:
Booth sets contain 3 identical sprues each with 5 different figures and one gun. Pictures of the unpainted sets and sprues can be found on Plastic Soldier Review.

Contest ended

A little late, and sorry for the long delay, but here are the winners of the first annual contest of the ww2modelzone blog:

The first price goes out to Tim (blog), his tip were 586 figures.

The second place goes to Mork with his tip of 450 (blog) figures.

And the third place goes out to the Eastern Funker (blog), his entry was 299 minis.

Thanks to all subscribers (3) and to all that did not win (0), I hope the next time there will be a little more involvement by you.


There were almost 2000 figures in the bucket, but that's only an estimated value, after counting to 586 I guessed the rest. The counting and the sorting took almost four ours.