Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1/72 "Cat & Mouse" MAUS Dragon - Gallery

More pictures from my completed "Cat & Mouse" project. I used model of Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus (Dragon), resin building walls (Tiger Dioramics), resin cobblestone street (own production), crew figures - mix of resin & plastic figures, infantry from WWII German Army with Camouflage Cape set (Ceasar Miniatures).
1/72 Maus Dragon Diorama

1/72 Maus Dragon Diorama

1/72 MAUS Dragon - Completed

Finally Cat & Maus project is finished and I found some time to get the pictures. Everyone knows why Maus (Mouse), but where is cat? Now, you'll know 
Everything assembled and mounted on the base. Here's the result (probably could be better...).
1/72 Maus Dragon Diorama

1/72 Maus Dragon Diorama

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

2012 IPMS USA National Convention

2012 IPMS USA National Convention belong to history. Unfortunately, I could not attend it in person, but my friend took my models down to Orlando and entered them to the show.
Many, many thanks Tim!!!
He even brought me back some goodies :)))

Oh yes! One of my models got appreciated by judges and received the award. Happy day!

Monday, August 13, 2012

1/72 MAUS Dragon - Workbench part 8

Again, a little step forward... I did a little bit more work on city scene. I added mixes of various pigments to get more dusty, full of debris look, followed by weathering with artistic oils. The street lamp received its top and some shattered glass inside.
I also decided to add two German posters from the period (printed on laser printer). Results are below:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

1/72 JS-3 (IS-3) Polish Army - Trumpeter - Workbench Part 6

After having assembly and priming done, I could go forward with painting. First I applied pre-shading using Tamiya Black XF-1.
Next, I airbrushed Model Master 4807 Russian Armor Green, lightened up with Tamiya White X-2.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

1/72 MAUS Dragon - Workbench part 7

At last I got to the step where more colors start to show up. All the elements received number of acrylic colors, followed by some oil washed (here and there...). Below are the results.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

There Is A City... - Warsaw Uprising Anniversary

Once a year, on August 1st, the people of Warsaw pay homage to the fallen heroes which fought for the freedom in 1944 during the Warsaw Uprising. It was the biggest rebellion against German Nazi occupation during WWII, which cost over 200,000 lives and destruction of the capital city of Poland.

Glory to the Heroes!

PS. I have personal connection to this event in Polish history.  My grandmother, along with her two sisters, belonged to the survivors of Warsaw Uprising.