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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Friday, 24 June 2011

A good garden may have some weeds. . .

Good day everyone!

After relaxing my self with figure painting this past few weeks (I will show you my finished ones on the forthcoming posts - hopefully with some decent photos...), I decided to go back to my favourite subject - Terrain Building!!Σύνδεσμος
Some months ago I bought some OO' Gauge Dapol Kits, including Dapol's CO11 'Hut, coal office & water crane', which has as you may see from the pics 2 small houses that can be used for many projetcs, besides train modelling.
I decided to use them complementary to two small fields (with ongrowing vegetation on them - pls don't ask me what grows over there, the post's title can help you find out quite easily!), that I made for my ongrowing (same Normandy Project.

They were made with 2 pieces of vinyl tiles, PVA glue+Sand (dirt), Turf, Static Grass, Clump Foliage and 2 small trees.

I hope you like them!


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

German Sniper - Oak Leaf Spring / Summer Pattern

Good day everyone!!

It's been a while since I last painted a figure with some camouflage on its uniform.
Since I wanted to paint a sniper figure, I decided to paint his uniform (well his jacket) with the Oak Leaf (Spring/Summer) pattern. Most of us know it with this name, but in German is called Eichenlaubmuster (I am trying to be as international as possible as you may see)!
The painting steps (I used Vallejo Model colours) for achieving this result were the following:
1. Base Colour: German Camamouflage Pale Brown no.825
2. Dark Green: German Camouflage Dark Green no.979
3. Green: German Camouflage Bright Green no.833

The jacket was painted with Pale Brown (1), and after that splotched of Dark Green (2) were applied in a random way (after all, we are talking about camouflage), and lastly dots of Bright Green were applied on the Dark Green splotches (3), to achieve the camo effect.

I apologise for the rather mediocre quality of the photos, I must have done something wrong apparently! I'll make it up to you next time! :-)

I hope you like it!


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Italeri - 8.8 cm. FLAK 37 AA Gun

Good day everyone!

Last January I've uploaded some photos of a fortified position I made (Post: Bunker at 11.00 o'clock, sir!!!), which was ''hosting'' a famous gun of WW2 - 8.8 cm. Flak AA gun.
This is an Italeri fast-build model (#7512), and the type is Flak 37. Though the box illustration represents a gun located in Africa during 1942 campaign, I decided to paint it in my usual Dunkelgelb / Field gray, late-war colours.

The model is consisted of 17 parts and comes together very easily.
For someone who lacks of: time, patience, money and modeller's ambition for getting the most realistic model ever, I think it suits the case quite adequately! ;-)

I hope you like it!

Comments and critics are more than welcome!!


Monday, 13 June 2011

Pegasus WWII Russian Infantry (Winter Dress)

Good day everyone!!!

Now that we got into proper summer here in Greece, I decided to go the other way around and paint some winter Russians from Pegasus!
The figures are really good, and they can be combined with Italeri's Russian Infantry (Winter uniform).
The bases are made with simple Baking Soda (2 layers of it).
I hope you like them!