Sunday, 28 October 2012

1:144 aircraft and more Zvezda

This last week I had a delivery of 12 1:144 aircraft. These are from Revell and although I haven't made any of them yet they look ok and shouldn't take too long to make, each consisting af around 10 - 15 parts. The kits include Typhoons, tempest, Spitfire and Hurricanes for the allies with a Me 109, Fw 190 and a Stuka for the Germans but I don't know if Stukas saw any action over Normandy so I probably won't do anything with this.
I also received 2 Sd.kfz 222 armoured cars and 2 more opel blitz trucks. These are  more Zvezda kits.
I will post photos once I get round to making these

Another purchase is this book which has some good photos in it, however the text is the same for each section. It covers the painting of 3 Panthers, one in winter camouflage, one in 3 colour and one in an ambush scheme. There are also 2 tigers, 1 Hummel and 1 Sdkfz.251 1/2 track.

Heres a few pics of models that are just about ready for painting. I'll finish the shermans as 1st Northants Yeomanry. I need to find some photos of M10s showing insignia so I can make some transfers for them.

Plastic Soldier Sherman firefly

Another firefly

PSC Sherman III

PSC Shermans with PeterPig M10s

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Ive started to prepare the Plastic Soldier Company German infantry figures so here are a couple of photos.

The box contains 5 sprues the same. Each sprue has an assortment of infantry weapons ie: smg, rifle and lmg, but there are no anti-tank weapons as these are included in the heavy weapons box. Some of the figures are 1 piece mouldings while others require weapons or heads to be glued on. To get the best finish there is a little finishing to be done to remove mould lines.

I have now started basing my figures on 12mm washers and here are a few showing the completed figures. More pics will follow when I have painted a few.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Time to do a bit more

I haven't been on here for a little while now so now its time to do a bit more modelling.
New additions are a couple of Zvezda AEC matadors, some 1:144 aircraft   ( 2 x hurricane and 1 ME 109) and a box of Plastic Soldier Co. German infantry. Im still waiting for a box of PSC german heavy weapons to arrive. There are some Matador pictures on the model review page.

PSC figures with Peter pig

2 weeks ago I went to a vintage vehicle show where some 1:6th( i think) radio controlled tanks were on show. Heres a few fotos.