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    Ostwind with schurzen?

    Looking through my bitz'n'pices box for Flames of War I came across several sprues with Panzer IV schurzen. As I have a couple of Ostwind tanks stuck on the assembly line I started toying with the idea of fitting schurzen to one of them - just for fun, you see. But I cannot see any historical...
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    Wash and streaking?

    I'm just looking for a bit of input here... I'm slowly getting to grips with this whole weathering thing. And lately I've been looking at using washes to pick out panel lines and drawing them away to create a bit of streaking. The technique seems easy enough, but I can't quite get it to look...
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    Dustyfied Sherman Easy Eight

    I really shouldn't be doing this... Nice and easy, I said... Just build it straight out of the box, I said... Yeah, right... My La-174 is slightly stuck at the moment as I still haven't gotten the tricky issue of fume extraction sorted. So no airbrushing for me just yet. Not wanting to...
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    Lavochkin La-174TK

    It's been nearly a month since I moved and I'm almost settled in so I suppose I better get building. This then, is a Lavochkin La-174TK. And no, I don't know what that is either... From what little information I have been able to find, this is an experimental variation of the Lavochkin 156...
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    Painting faded Russian green?

    Hey guys... I’ve been scratching my head over this one for a while now. I’ve seen some really nicely painted Russian WWII tanks with a sort of dusty greenish colour, almost as though the grey undercoat shone through in some places. (See attached screenshot for an example – ok, it’s...
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    Dust Tactics – Beobachtungsläufer

    Even the best laid plans... I wasn’t actually planning to do a tabletop game model this year. But when Dust Tactics, which I’ve had my eyes on for some time now, suddenly turned up at my local store I... Ummmmmm... “Accidentally” ended up with a box. Turning the new Axis walker over in...
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    'Angry' Little Bird

    It’s probably about time I get into gear and start building. Thus, I have set myself a challenge. I’ve got a nice extended Easter Holyday, running all the way to the fifteenth of this month. So, can I complete a full build in that time? Well, we’ll have to see about that, won’t we...
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    Flames of War SU-85 unit

    While we’re waiting for the big contest to start I’ve decided to take care of a small project that’s been on the backburner for a while – namely the repainting of my SU-85 unit. I painted it quite a few years ago. And I wasn’t being very neat about it, to put it mildly... I was in...
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    Need a new airbrush…

    How ironic… Yesterday I joked about how, having just completely disassembled it in order to give it a good cleaning, I loved my Sparmax airbrush to bits. Little did I know just how prophetic this was… Well… As I screwed the nozzle back in place this morning it suddenly broke apart...
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    Russian KV-5?

    Hey Guys. Not sure if it’s the right place to ask but I’ll try anyway... Do any of you know a place to get a Russian KV-5? I’ve managed to get my hands on three of the elusive buggers from the old Flames of War “Midwar Monsters” box but I’m kinda looking for something slightly...
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    F4U-5 Corsair

    Well, I suppose it’s about time I got going on this build... I eventually settled on doing a simple Revell 1/72 scale F4U-5 Corsair from the Korean War. Should provide a nice and easy way to get back into modelling after some truly hellish months... Looking at the box the models seems to...
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    How lucky can you be?

    Good question, right…? Well, yesterday I took my usual evening-round in the neighborhood, getting some fresh air after yet another day spent in front of the computer. And, just as usual, I stopped for a moment at the local scrapheap to see if there was anything interesting. It is, as I have...
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    Gros Ouvrage de Fermont in 1:100 scale

    I’m not sure if there’s much interest in 1:100 scale terrain here, but I’ll try anyway... This is a table I’m currently working on. The basic idea was to do make a table suitable for a Flames of War early war battle. And when we’re talking early war, what could be more iconic that the...
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    Beutepanzer KV-2

    Beute-what-did-he-say? As the grey tide swept over Europe, the Germans looted a lot of different equipment from the occupied countries. This included the Panzer 35(t) and the superb Panzer 38(t), which would go on to serve the Wehrmacht though the entire war as self-propelled anti-tank and...
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    Painting interleaved roadwheels?

    So, I’ve got my Jagdpanzer E-100 – or rather: the bottom half of it – to the point where it’s almost ready to be painted. But how to do it...? Each side has eight interleaved roadwheels. I could mount these on the tank before painting, but that would make it quite difficult to get to...
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    Jagdpanzer E 100

    I just realized that I still haven’t posted anything from my contest entry, so here it is: The Jagdpanzer E 100. The inspiration from this was a small section in Panzer Tracts 6-3 regarding Krupp’s suggestion to create a Sturmgeschütz based on the chassis of both the Maus and E 100...
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    "Grot Tankettes"

    And now for something completely different... While I’m waiting for the base-model for the Spring Contest to arrive I busied myself with doing a bit of cleaning. That is: throwing out a lot of stuff that I don’t need any more. As I got through one box of junk after another I finally...
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