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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)!!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

W.I.P -Bunker at 11.00 o'clock, sir!!!!

Good day everyone!

Yesterday night I took some photos of finished terrain piece. I took them late at night, so they may be a little bit blurry.
Let's say, that it was seen by the Allies late at noon, while the sun was setting. . . :-)

I hope you like it!


Friday, 7 January 2011

W.I.P - Bunker in the woods

Good day everyone!

Yesterday it was a day of rest (Bank holiday), and for that I decided to experiment myself with something different- yet again a WW2 theme.
My brother on my birthday, brought to me two gifts (he is a very good lad) - one Italeri's bunker and one set of the new Italeri's fast-build 88mm Flak Gun. I had these two sets ''sitting'', because I was too busy (houses construction).
I decided to make something out of them, and that was a fortified position. I used some foamcore for the base, and I let my imagination run wild!
Still, it's not yet finished (hence the W.I.P post), but the photos will help you get an idea of how this will come out!Much greenery must be put! :-)

I hope you like it!


Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Mold making: On the way. . . Part 1

Good day everyone!!!

Thanks again for your support and positive feedback regarding my thoughts about mold making. I appreciate it very much!
For me, as I grow in age, it tends to become a certainty that the people that I want to have relationships with, should be people with whom I share common interests. Interests, and not ambitions (e.g work)!
That's why I really value what we have made here today, where we can all meet up (in a way) and have a good time!
Thanks again!

And since I don't want to become melodramatic for a second consecutive post, I want to tell you that today (after reading your comments last night), on my way to the office, I made a stop and bought a precision scale! For what is worth (18 euros), it could help me mix the components for the molds I am intending to make!Hope to be proven lucky!

So, the crime is starting to take shape . . .
Now, it's time to buy some silicon and resin! :-)
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Interest: √ - Implementation: Getting there...?

Good day everyone!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone (unfortunately not seperately, even though I want to) for the support I am receiving for my blog!
You know, it all started as a ''lost in the vast ocean ship'' thing, but it turned out to be a winning bet after all(at least for me). Soon, you made it very important for my life, and helped me realize than great things are in the quiet lane of the road. Thank you for that! :-)

Since 2011, is a reality now, I want this year to be an indicator of my new idea: Mold making!
The way I see it, my aspirations for my project (the infamous Normandy Project) are escalating with geometric progression! That's why I have to create many many things, and mold making is something I started having interest in, for the potential it offers.
Also, I begun receiving mails, with requests of making buildings for sale to customers! Crazy as it sounds, it seems that other people want to have my buildings on their tables!

The questions now are:
Should I give it a go?
Will it make my work easier?
Would people be interested in it?

Your interest in this blog up to now, is what it made it what it is today.
Your opinion is what can help me to decide what to do in this unfamiliar state of situation!!!
Please help!!!! :-)


Monday, 3 January 2011

Armourfast's Sdkfz 251/1 with a twist!

Good day, good week and Happy New Year everyone!!!!

I hope you had a great time, drinking, eating, sleeping, shagging (well, in not that particular order) with your beloved ones!!!

After a big hangover from last Saturday, I decided to get back on track and I made the resolution to be more productive this year! At least this is my intention!! :-)

Last Friday I bought a kit from Armourfast (Sdkfz. 251/1) which contains two small German half-tracks. The detail is in very good standards (compared to the dreadful T34's they produced in their early stages - I am sure we can all remember this kit. . .).
They are designed for wargames purposes, so they don't have many bits and bobs (rivet-counters beware. . .) that many people would have hoped that they'd have.

The half-tracks are the Ausf C. versions (see link for reference). Their armament is consisted by two machineguns / half track. Bearing that in mind, and having a spare 75 mm L/24 gun, nicknamed "Stummel" ("stump"), I decided to go both ways!

One halftrack would have the standard two machine guns, and the other the Stummel gun!

For the first I used an old Esci German machine gunner, and for the latter (crew) I used one figure from Caesars' German Infantry, and one from Pegasus German Mortar teams.

Visually, they came out rather well IMO, but the level of historical accuracy is a subject that I want to neglect (and for a reason)! :-)

I hope you like it!