This is a complete diorama, and the 88 flak comes off for use all by itself. Crew are positioned so the gun (which swivels) can rotate without hitting any. The front shield comes off, for use as the “other” flak. Thier is also a high velocity crucible mount 88mm AT gun which will mount on this very same base. This high velocity 88 is part of another order, and isnt completed yet.
Scrb brushes (3) are on the base, and made with camel hair. Resin cast ammo crates and ammunition are present. But no empty shell cases, as this crew has just set up. One crewman is pulling the camo netting down to be set up. Note that many of the crewman have had weapons and excessive packs removed, since heavy gun crews left such things on thier vehicle. One man has had his jacket trimmed down and now looks to be wearing just his white undershirt. One man has a panzershriek modified into a rangefinder.
@Field-marshall said in Soviet Mountain Troops 1/72 - Ultima Ratio:
For starters just take a fine brush and apply a little wash in the bottom of any recessed areas to create the shadow effect. This is called “pin washing” and it is very effective at getting those details to pop out. You can make your own wash by taking a dark color paint and diluting it about 50/50.
Use dark dark brown on warm colors and black for cool colors for the wash?
Dry brushing is also almost like magic. First few times I did it, it wasn’t perfect but added a lot. After a few more tries,it just gets better.
I haven’t painted anything in years.
Here are a couple of pics of the new basement hobby/computer area I am having built. You might say its a man-cave for a nerd. :lol: Its just the skeleton but you can get the idea. There will be fresh paint, shelves, lighting and etc before its finished. I will be able to roll on my chair along the desk to what ever station I have set-up.
As the Piece de la resistance, In the center on the bumped out wall I am having a glass display case built for my 15mm mini’s and my AAM Canadian army. I will send the shelves for the case to a good friend who does 3d terrain and have him flock and create terrain on the shelves for the minis to sit on. I’m hoping it will look pretty cool.
[EDIT] - The photo resizer doesn’t seem to be working so you will have to scroll to see the entire picture.
That chart is nice but it doesn’t name the color, I guess I am best off just going into a model shop with an infantry and compare colors.
The vallejo color is middlestone. To me I like to think of it as limabean green or pea green.
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