WCM U-boat Type VIIC turm I 1/400

Superb model by Apoloniusz Musialek "Siara":


WCM U-boat Type VIIC turm I 1/400

Created two figures. They're 4.5mm tall in 1/400 and I used Magic Sculpt with the help of some specially shaped toothpicks.

I'll be starting to work on the base now, cutting the styrofoam to fit the u-boat and think about modelling the sea...



(Primed u-boat and the pair of sailors; before primer with coin by it's side; materials used, the same as for that 1/72 figure; photos of the sailor's uniform taken from a Histoire & Collections book.)

128mm Flak 40 Extratech 1/72

Some information regarding Luftwaffe ground troops and the ammunition used with this cannon. I'm planning to display the Flak with a figure and an ammo shell by the side, for size comparison.







(drawings and photos taken from wk2ammo.com)

128mm Flak 40 Extratech 1/72

The parts already had a coat of black over them, now it was time for the panzer-grey. I grabbed Vallejo's ModelColor German-Grey, White and Dark Blue, mixed some thinner and applied it with my Badger 100G. The paints aren't as easy to work with as Tamiya paints but they work...

I guess I'll create some highlights tomorrow, other than that, I just need to paintbrush some details and weather everything with oils..

The photos didn't come out that great but you get the idea...


The skinny-dipping seven

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The skinny-dipping seven

Alright, this one's finished.

First, the "water" received several coats of Modelmaster's Gloss varnish, then I glued the clumps of tall grass: I picked a small portion with a tweezers, cut with a sharp scissors, dipped one end in white-glue and placed on the "water", trimming the excess once everything dried.

The vegetation on the river bank is a mix of Heki grass (in the blue bottle cap), and dried tea leaves. I brushed a bit of water+dish washing soap+white glue where I wanted to place it, then used the big brush to pick some up and beated it off gently with the tootpick, blowing the excess off once everything was dried, again.

Finally, I airbrushed a really thin coat of Desert Yellow to blend everything and give it a dusty look (covering the water with tissue paper beforehand).


This is the end for this project, now onto painting the Flak 40, I guess.

Academy Jeep Torres Vedras Firefighters

Added gear sticks, gas pedals, another pair of warning lights on the grill, reworked and glued the windscreen, added grab handles and started creating the frame on the back.

What's left: stop lights, details on the windshield, wheel details, symbols on the front, fire extinguisher, steering-wheel, seats, spare wheel mounting.


The skinny-dipping seven


The skinny-dipping seven

Ok, the base received a coat of automotive primer to protect the surface from brush strokes (since it was made of wall spackle, it would have melt otherwise), and them I tried to paint everything by hand, instead of using the airbrush. Vallejo paints are great for this but there's some training required to get those smooth fading effects and so on, that's why the paintjob is only so so.


The water portion will receive several gloss coats using Future acrylic floor wax and them I'll add some vegetation.

I've already started to work on this and I'll be using a sort of thread that is mostly used by plumbers (as a sealer in screwing joints), or to create tapestry, called fio de sisal. I dyed it green a little using Tamiya paints diluted with alcohol (water didn't work, it just got the thread soaked).


First,the faces where given a really thin coat of primer, just to check for something to fill or sand. Then they were given a coat of white using the airbrush and, after that, I brushed the flesh colour. After about 20 min, I gave them a wash of burnt sienna oil paint and left to dry overnight. The next day I applied some points of titanium white with a 10/0 brush, spreading them gently to get a fading finish that works as an highlight.


More soon, I hope!

The skinny-dipping seven

The faces are finished and the base is painted. I used this photo as inspiration:


Update soon.