Donnerstag, 30. August 2012

Marching East - WIP Part 2

I continued the T-70 tank and tryed to get him damaged a little. This is my progress so far - of course there is a lot more work to do. But for now i will put this aside, maybe i will replace the T-70 with a T26 and put the Date back to 1941. This is much more comfortable for me.

Yesterday i startet with the fieldkitchen from Tamiya - quite an old lady, but still a goldie. The cart itself is nearly finished but needs some detailing after all. The horses are just glued together and will need a lot of work.

Mittwoch, 29. August 2012

Marching East - WIP Part 1

Yesterday i startet with my new projekt.
Mylast Diorama is finished and i got some free days to get new ideas.
The next projekt will be a countryside street with marching german soldiers to the east-front.

I thought about using some german Landsers marching together with a Stug IIIb and a Gulaschkanone (mobile kitchen) along a street - and on the side a knocked out soviet T-70 tank.
I thought about something like that (buw not so crowded)

At the same time, i used my empty worktable to clean everything a little up and build me a little photo-booth. I know, its not perfect, but it will be enough for the beginning.

I decided to use following kits, a Dragon (Cyberhobby) Stug IIIb, some Dragon Figures (note: there is also a second marching group inclued by the stug), some Verlinden-stuff, a old Tamiya Gulaschkanone and a Toga T-70. I always wanted to build this cheapy creapy thing - i will see what its like. Maybe iam gonna replace, if i dont get it to work). The Time-setting will be around July/August 1942.

I just startet the TOGA T-70 yesterday - here are the first pictures:

Montag, 27. August 2012

Ein Sturm zieht auf - Final pictures

Finaly my third diorama is finished. It took me around 200 hours worktime - i hope it was worth it ;-)

Its called "Ein Sturm zieht auf" (A Storm is comming up) and its featuring a Sturmpanzer VI Sturmtiger and a BM-13 Katyusha located in a fictiv Germania (before known as Berlin) somewhere in 1947.
For me its not important to get every decal and detail 100% right - its just for my glass-cabinet in my workingroom ;-)

Here are the used parts:

-AFV-Club 38cm Sturmmörser Tiger
-AFV-Club Tiger Tracks
-Eduard Ätzteilsatz für AFV-Club Sturmtiger
-Eduard Zimmerit-Ätzteilsatz für Revell-Sturmtiger
-Italeri Katiusza Stalin Orgel
-Miniart Polish City Building
-Dragon German Volkssturm (1 Figur)
-Dragon Hunting the Partisan (3 Figures)
-Dragon Red Army Scouts & Sniper
-Zvezda Volkssturm Berlin 1945
-Tamiya Barricade
-some free examples from Juweela
-one 38cm Sturmtiger-Rocket provided for free by Tobias Bayer

The Base is made of Styrodur, Wood, Plaster, plastic-sheets and with a lot of time.
Its completly colored with Revell-Aqua-Color, some Oil-paints, AK-products and Art-Pigments with Airbrush/Brush/Sponge.

I hope you like it and i am always thankful for feedback and coments.

Keep on looking here - i will post my old Dioramas and also my upcomming projects with step-by-step pictures.

So long
Michael Mandau

Sonntag, 26. August 2012

Flüssiges Gold - Final pictures

This is my second attempt on build a Diorama. This time orientated in the desert of Libya in 1943 - called "Flüssiges Gold" (liquid gold)

The PzIII is the old Dragon-Model, build completly out of the Box. Its colored with revell-Aqua-Color and finished with different wheathering-techniques.
The same for the Sdkfz251 - but its an old Revell-Modell.
The Generator-trailer is 70% scratch - only the Tires and the outer frame is from an old Quad-20mm Gun from Tamiya.

The Base is all made by myself. The Ground is a mix of Plaster and fine sand. The palm trees are made of sticks, wrapped with wire, tissue and Glue. The leaves are cut out of paper, glued with a wire and painted in different green colors.

The Figure are from Tristar & Dragon.

I hope you like it. Remember: This i just to present my old dioramas, the upcomming posts will not be this fast ;). It normaly took me 2-4 Months to build a Diorama. But stay tuned for further step-by-step updates.