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ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf A Completed page 2

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:54 AM

Got the 251 wrapped up last night so time for the final pics. But first a few of the finished vehcile before i fitted it to the base. Final touches were to add all the last parts, some AK dust effects folowed by a flat coat and some pigments.

And then onto the base along with the figures. I also put the rest of the soldiers equipment onto the rails. Despite this being the most figures i have put into a 35th dio, i wanted to keep it compact.

My info on Polish uniforms is none, so i just went with what i could find online and am hoping its ok. Really pleased with this kit, can deffinetly recomend it and will be getting more. This is 251 number 6 on the completed list and really glad to have it.

Thanks for following along.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:28 PM

Great finish Bish,

You're in the snow diarama had the figures painted with the appearance of snow, how long does it take you to prepare the figures for each of you're diaramas. Do you work on them in tandem with the main model. 

Cheers Joe

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:56 PM

Thanks Joe.

I tend to start on the figures early. I get the main parts, body and legs, together early, that way i can work on the layout and get the board ready. I try to get them ready for primeing at the same time as i prime the model. I then work on the painting while the model is being left to dry. So they do get done together.

Thats one of the reasons i struggle to work on 2 builds at once, there is always somthing to do on just the one.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, August 31, 2019 1:59 PM

Outstanding work, as usual! The weathering really seems appropriate, and I am always impressed with how much you can pack into a small base diorama. Just curious - what are the two figures close to the fence discussing? One is pointing his rifle at the other, who is gesturing to something distant. Would love to know!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 31, 2019 2:11 PM

Thanks Mike. Its just a case of getting the composition right, i spend quite a bit of time working on the layout and trying to portray the scene i want to get across.

The Cpl is ordering the private to go and check some near by buildings. The rifle is pointing down at the ground but i can see it looks as though its pointing at the Cpl in the pics.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:16 PM

Thanks Bish, yep can understand that; you're practically working on two model builds each time. Don't want to think how many you've completed while I'm doing one. 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:28 PM

I'm lucky, i get plenty of bench time. This one took about 6 weeks. But the base is more on the simple side. The ones with buildings, now thats somthing else.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, August 31, 2019 4:43 PM

I'm always impressed with your work. I struggle to just get a model completed, with grand ideas on dioramas.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, August 31, 2019 5:12 PM

Thanks Bish - glad it's not an altercation!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Saturday, August 31, 2019 8:57 PM

Bravo! You've done it again. It looks excellent. Love the dusty look and the diorama is wonderful.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 1, 2019 2:15 AM

Thanks guys.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, September 1, 2019 1:56 PM

Very impressive! The weathering came out great. Impressed with how the diorama came out. Those figures look great and it looks like I need to try to step up my figure painting skills

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 1, 2019 2:09 PM

Thanks GreySnake. I still have room for improvment on my figures, faces especially.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, September 1, 2019 3:09 PM
Really captures the look of a dusty late summer campaign.I do like to use the AK Dust effects myself

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 1, 2019 3:33 PM

Thanks Tojo, i do find them very versatile and gives great results.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, September 1, 2019 10:56 PM

Outstanding as ever.

Makes me thing back to the mid-late 70s when all we had was Tamiyas' "Hanomag" and the Nitto 251 with nebelwerfer racks (and they were not quite the same scale, either, despite what the box said).

Our other option in sem-tracks being the Airrfi(?) "Rommel's Grief" 250 (and the 18 stone Rommel figure).

So, seeing one of the modern gems made to high standards is a pure joy.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 2, 2019 6:35 AM

Thanks mac.

We certainly are spoilt for choice these days. Yet back then those kits were probably state of thea art. I am so grateful to be building now.

 

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    August 2006
  • From: Cygnus X-1
Posted by ogrejohn on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:06 PM

Top knotch work there Bish! 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, September 5, 2019 10:40 AM

Thanks John.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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