Monday, August 16, 2021

Operation Barbarossa


I picked up this gem on Ebay a few weeks ago. It is a pretty good set.  It has tanks, troops and war accessories. However.... I am not sure the choice of tanks for the time period is all that accurate, to be polite. Anyway, the diorama base is one of the better ones.  I think this also comes in the Saigon ESCI set.  Again, I used crushed kitty litter on some acrylic paste and let it set for 24 hours.  

Here is a rough finish.  I still had more work to do. But, this is a good example of always work from dark to light tones.  

I am very pleased with the way this came out.  I added some 1/72 scale brick bits I found on Ebay.  

Now the tanks choices are very odd, indeed.  The Russian T-34 is a the 1943 version. The Wespe is from 1942.  At least the 35(t) was in Operation Barbarossa, but in limited numbers. ESCI could have used their KV1 and given the Germans a PzII or III.   
I choose to use the accessories very sparingly. I did not want to overwhelm the diorama with stuff and take away from the brick bits and painted scenery. 

These Germans are from Plastic Soldier Co. 

Now I reequipped the diorama for something like Kharkov 1943...


Sunday, August 1, 2021

S Model Panzer III Ausf G


 I am taking a detour from the vacuum bases with a few items I have stored in my cache'. This Pz III
 S Model kits comes directly from China. This is only my second kit I have built of this brand. The other was the British A13. Both kits come as 1+1 giving you two tanks in a box.  The detail on the Panzer III is a little better than the A13. 

It comes with a few Photo Etched parts and some very good decals. 

I appreciated the Number decals the best.  They have a split in them which helps them lay over the hatches on the turret. 

The picture below shows how the decal lays over the turret. 

The fellow below is from Plastic Soldier Co.


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