Saturday, April 17, 2021

WW1 1:72 Diorama Display Base - Step by Step

         It's been almost three months since my last post on my blog...Very busy months but at least I've  manage to keep posting on AHPC for the fist time this year. You will see some of my entries there the forthcoming months.

        For now I will present another challenge I had this time. This is my first official try for a Diorama of this scale. This a WW1 Diorama requested from a client to display his WW1 1:72 figures. 


      The total size is 50X25cm and that's why the trench lines are quite close, but as stated before this is a display base and my task was to try to realistic place the figures on it. Here you can see some German and British Infantry figures and also the classic Airfix British WW1 Artillery set. 

      I tried to take pictures of all the stages but (as always) some got lost in fever of creation......

     The basic material is expanding foam spray and it was used to form the body of the diorama.

     This , then got sculpted and covered in kitchen tiles glue. I found out that this hardens more when dries out  then classic stuko.

            I've also used classic plastic paint in the mix so the painting later will need less hands.

       Then woodwork applied. Not 100% realistic but good for the purpose. Matchsticks have been used for this and proven really good.

       The sand bags are made out of plaster but I missed this procedure.... 
So next, placing sandbags sand and mud and then paint the whole thing in a dark brown tone.

Then spray the whole thing with PVA white glue.

Testing with the figures to see how it looks before the last painting touches..

            Now the body gets glued and then screwed on the wooden base for extra strength.

                                               And here is the final product in some close ups.

                                            ....and some with the soldiers on it.


At the end I've added this wire fence but not 100% happy with it. I should have a thinner wire..

That's all for now... Hope you like it and enjoy the many many pictures :)
I'll be glad if this will be at help for someone out there or an inspiration for a creation! 

Till next time....

Keep Up The Brushes!!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Cherilea Indians 60mm - Repaint-Remodeling Part II

          Not much work has been done in this project since , the last months , a lot of other projects running on my painting table. Along with my first participation to the AHPC competition , not much time left for my collection..


          The only thing is the skin tones painting with Army Painters " Tanned Flesh" and washed with the Army Painter " Flesh Wash".  I could hold on my self and managed to finish two of them as a sample of the different colours and schemes. I can say that I'm happy with the first results..

Fancy and solid colours used to give the feeling of a "Toy Soldier" rather than a realistic model. 
Though a small shading and layering was applied for a more "Eye Satisfying" result..

 That's all for now. More to come soon (?).. Hope you like these two little Reds :)

 'Till next time...

Keep Up The Brushes!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Airfix 1:32 German Afrika "Corpse" - Zombie Soldier (!)

      Hi everyone! First post for 2021 and a Late " Happy New Year " .A Healthy and a creative year!

     Taking part on this years "Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge" my blog passes to a second place for posting. Of course some of my entries there will be posted here also.


     For this post I have a small conversion for you! This figure comes to me broken in this awkward ankle and the idea for a " Zombie-Sceleton" soldier comes in my mind easily when I needed "something that comes back to life" on a topic of the challenge:) . A small re-sculpting on the face and some extra damage on the clothes and my Zombie comes to life!!
   Next plan is to make an Army full of these! A splatter " Afrika Corpse " unit!!

 That's all for now! How you like my little Afrika "Corpse" figure :)

'Till next time...

Keep Up The Brushes!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Lord Of The Rings - Ugluk

   Hello everyone! 

    Last post for this strange and difficult year and I hope next year will cut COVID19 from our lives like Ugluk cuts he's opponents heads!!


 Some pictures below during the procedure. Hope to enjoy and be inspired :)

That's all for... this year !
Happy , Healthy and Creative 2021 to all the people.
'Till next... Year...
Keep Up The Brushes!!