segunda-feira, 21 de agosto de 2017


This kit is the SU-76M from Miniart. The vehicle was painted in a 4BO base coat. Follow the result:
The tactical sign, indicate a Soviet unit in Konigsberg, 1945.

domingo, 20 de agosto de 2017


The most efficient mortar of the Russian arsenal, in the era of WW2.
The 2-wheeled trailer was simple in design but very efficient, providing high mobility and speed in putting the piece in the firing position. The efficiency of the trailer also facilitated that the gun could be quickly towed or pushed by the men of the garrison into a new firing position.
The kit is from Zvezda and comes with the oldest model of wheels, but can also be fitted with the wheels model 1942 (GAZ-AA truck wheels). This mortar model has a conventional manufacturing with parts consisting of pipe, circular baseplate and bipod. The Transport Trailer is based on a model that existed in the 1930s in the French Army, made of steel tubes.
The mortar is set for entry into the firing position. What the crew of the gun performs is similar to the process of the lever: Lowering the front of the trailer, remove the bipod and the mortar tube, then two trim members, holding in the carrying handle, lift the front Of the trailer, allowing the heavy base plate to be placed on the ground with minimal effort.
Once the base plate is fixed to the ground, the mortar assembly is quick: The mortar tube is attached to the base plate and to the bipod. It is in the bipod where the mechanisms of elevation and direction of the weapon remain. The aiming apparatus is not fixed in the mortar. It is stored inside the metal coffers, located between the wheels of the trailer, where we saw the cleaning rod of the mortar tube. In the other boxes, or metal coffers, they were used to store the tools, oils, cloths and other utensils necessary for the maintenance of the mortar, and in the case of Russian things, he had to arrange a space to store a bottle of Vodka, "maintenance "of the Russian gunners !!!!
The piece ready for firing. Zvezda has another mortar kit on the market (ZV3583), but the trailer is in the German model. The kit is interesting because the kit box comes with 2 trailers to mount.

sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017


I combined a Gaz-AA truck towing a 122mm howitzer. It is featured in any diorama, since the set measures close to 32cm in length. Both models are from Zvezda on the 1/35 scale. But if you want to use the Miniart truck and the Trumpeter cannon, the result will look even better.

sexta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2017

terça-feira, 15 de agosto de 2017


I started assembling this Tamiya kit on the 1/35 scale and then added the DML / Dragon ambulance conversion set. The model was painted with Tamiya acrylics, then added some wear with Ak Interactive paints. The stretcher, used to carry the wounded, was painted with Tamiya Buff xf-57 and after whashing and drybrushing, I finished with oil paints, to highlight the cloth effect of the stretcher. To finish, I used Chinese Red, to reproduce the drops of blood on the litter.
I had to modify the rear suspension of the kubelwagen, leaving lower than normal, almost touching the wheels, to give the effect of weight on the vehicle, once the vehicle is overloaded, resulting from some many different boxes With medical equipment you are transporting. The accessory set is Verlinden.

domingo, 6 de agosto de 2017


Intense work of washing, chipping and rust was done in this kit from Zvezda, Scale 1/35. The result can be seen in the following images:

sábado, 5 de agosto de 2017


The Soviet M1931 was a 203mm Howitzer, firing a 98.5kg (217lb) grenade and was a particularly effective weapon when used against fixed targets such as large buildings that were used by the Germans as defensive positions. Efficient weapon of the Russian arsenal for the type of urban combat, from Stalingrado to Berlin.
This kit is from Alan on the 1/35 scale. It was painted in Russian Army Green with Modelmaster acrylics and finished in the usual way: Whashing, Drybrushing, Rust .... Pigments were applied in the lower parts of the model to simulate the accumulation of mud and earth spatter. We must be generous in the application, not to overcharge much ...