11/24/2019

S-65 ChTZ Stalinietz - Wespe Model - GALLERY

Let me show you finished diorama with my S65 Tractor. It's 1/72 scale.

To sum up it's resin kit from Wespe Model.
The Pz.kpfw I Ausf. A is plastic kit produced by First to Fight. It was upgraded with resin Modell Trans conversion, metal barrels and my own scratch. Figures are from Preiser sets and some resin.











10/12/2019

S-65 Stalinietz - Wespe Model

After short break let me show you small update of Stalinitz project. The same process was made on both of my models. Weathering stage was continued by adding wash, and stains and rains effect. I put final chips and scratches using fine brush and acrylics. The whole surface was protected by matt varnish. Then I could prepared light lenses in both vehicles. I used white glue"Micro Kristal Klear" from Microscale, which is perfect for that purposes. When it dried first dust appeared. 
Now both kits are ready for mud effects.


What is more, I made sand road on my diorama. The texture came from acrylic glue for terracotta. I addes many tiny Stones to keep effect more real. Diorama was sprayed with Prime Surfacer.


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.