9/08/2019

Pz.kpfw III Ausf.A - "World at War" series

Some next SBS shots from the workbench below. First, I started with base color painting. This time I added few drops of blue paint to change Panzer Grey tone. The whole mixture was applied by airbrush and Tamiya acrylics. The highlights were prepared by Vallejo series.

The brown camouflage was made using MRP paints.

Kit's decals are very thin, so there were no issues to put them on the surface. However I always use Microscale setting solution.
Wash from AK Interactive and drybrush phase were next. The whole surface was protected by Mr Color flat varnish.

The weathering is what I love the most. Starting the chips and scratches making using Lifecolor "Rust" paint and very fine brush. What is more, I've tested new set from Scale75 producers for dusting vehicles. The effect you can see below:

and I put the finishing touches using various solution as in the picture:


8/16/2019

MR. Paint - first impression

Several months ago, during Moson Model Show 2019 in Hungary I noticed small stand in modelling marketplace. The stand was equipped only with the bottles of MRP paints . After smalltalk with the seller I decided to buy and try few of them in my workshop.
Finally, I found time to test them and below you can find my opinion about them.

MRP are acrylic laquer paints prepared for airbrush. They are very simillar to Gunze products, but they're more diuluted. You can apply them straight into airbrush's container without adding any thinner. 
I was suprised, because it was so easily to paint thin lines and details without any airbrush adjustment. The layers are very thin, so if you want to paint large surface you have to apply several thin layers.
Paints dry rather fast, but it seems that they have retarder inside. The surface is smooth and flat after drying.
What about colors? I tested german AFV pallete colors and they looks similar to the true colors. Personally, it's not important for me, because I always mix paints before airbrushing.
Unfortunatelly, theye are not odourless like typical acrylic paints. What is more, I can't use applicator properly and it's very difficult to apply drops properly for me. The bottles aren't enough flexible.
The cap is very useful, when you try to open bottle using one hand. But you have to remember to close the cap after using, because it's one second when your bottle fell over and made mess on your workshop.



How to clean airbrush after painting using MRP paints? I use Tamiya Airbrush Cleaner and it works correctly.


These were cons and prons of using MRP paints. I will use them for making camoflage on my AFV models in braile scale, because there're very convenient and forgot most mistakes.

Pz.kpfw III Ausf.A - "World at War" series

I've tested my new black surfacer from Mr Hobby. It's easily to apply it on the surface and after drying we get flat, matt but smooth surface. 

Base paiting stage. First time when I added one drop of blue color to my panzer grey mixture. Some highlights were painted using tiny brush and Vallejo MC series acrylic paints.

7/24/2019

Pz.kpfw III Ausf.A - "World at War" series

Meanwhile I started next project with new model from the market, which represent Panzer III in Ausf.A version. It's really well detailed kit apart from the tracks. Modell Trans prepared conversion based on Grigorov Pz.III/IV tracks, which is casted in one piece.
I upgradeted model with few scratch like handles from wire oraz drilling the exhaust pipe and lamps.

Curenntly I have no idea for the vignette or diorama. Hopely, we will see in close future.








7/07/2019

S-65 Stalinietz - diorama

I was looking for some vignette or diorama ideas. I spent a lot of time reviewing archive pics and finally found it. This photo inspired me to build the scene below:
for discussion only

The scene presents S-65 towing Pz.kpfw I Ausf.A in russialand. I decided to create similar scene. 
Sometime ago I bought resin building from "Reality in Scale" producer. The set was named "Russian House" 72-004 and it's perfect for my diorama. I put some figure from Preiser and one from resin.


The Panzer I comes from First to Fight kit. It's great kit, but it needs some additional aftermarktes sets. The suspension and tracks was upgraded with Modell Trans resin conversion. I also used MiniWorld barrel of machine guns (thank you Hubert :) ) and some scracth to improve model construction.