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Pz.Kpfw VII Löwe in mud and snow Completed pics

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Pz.Kpfw VII Löwe in mud and snow Completed pics
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:13 AM

My latest diorama is my first Amusing Hobby Kit and first snow scene. I added an AM metal barrel and some resin exhausts along with PE tool clamps and  some part from the spares box. Painted with MRP paint and white wash paint from precision ice and snow. I also used there snow powder for the base.

The tank went together really well and has some nice detail without being over engineered. If you like what if vehicles, you should really give one of theres a go.

The tank crew figures are from miniart and the ground troops from Dragon.

Thanks for looking, all comments welcome as always.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:34 AM

It looks fantastic it! I like how you transferred the mud effect from the ground up thru the tracks and the running gear to the tank hull, something often not seen in dios like this.

The Lion looks sort of like a JS II, very massive. 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:39 PM

It looks very nice, Krycell is certainly the best snow product that I have found.

   

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:11 AM

Cheers guys.

PJ, now you mention it, ican see the similarity.

Sailing, ye, i am liking it. I think next time i will have to do a deep snow scene, and woulod like to add it to an urban scene as well.

 

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Posted by Sergeant on Saturday, September 29, 2018 2:16 AM

Nice work Bish, your mud and snow look real... You did great on the men Too.

I,m still working on mine. Undecided, but looking at an event from the battle at St. Vith In 1944. 

https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/wwii/the-battle-of-the-bulge-the-defense-of-st-vith/

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, September 29, 2018 8:51 AM

Amazing as alwys Bish.  What an awesome build!

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, September 29, 2018 9:34 AM

Cheers guys, i am reallt pleased with this one.

Sergant, look forward to seeing yours come along.

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Posted by The Drifter on Friday, January 18, 2019 7:49 PM

Wow Bish, beautiful work and wonderful detail. I look forward to seeing more of your work. Very well done sir.

Jeff

 

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Posted by TigerII on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:21 AM

Nice work Bish. I was going to comment on the lack of balkenkreuz's then I noticed them. They are really subdued. I also like the infantry soldiers.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:21 AM

Thanks guys.

Tiger, they are difficult to see. On my paper Pz builds i tend to go for low viz markings, hence the small black crosses and outline numbers.

Drifter, i saw in your intro that your keen to do diorama's, i look forward to seeing some. It will be nice to have more dio's here.

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Posted by The Drifter on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:10 PM

Bish
Drifter, i saw in your intro that your keen to do diorama's, i look forward to seeing some. It will be nice to have more dio's here.

That is correct sir, I just don't know how well they will look at first ConfusedWhistling

Jeff

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:03 PM

Hi Drifter. Per your bio, check out my "What's Cookin'" thread and jump in.

Yep, I'd enjoy seeing more dios. I stopped building them after a bit as I had no place to store them and I hate to throw them away.

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:27 PM

The Drifter

 

 
Bish
Drifter, i saw in your intro that your keen to do diorama's, i look forward to seeing some. It will be nice to have more dio's here.

 

That is correct sir, I just don't know how well they will look at first ConfusedWhistling

 

Well, only one way top find out. Like everything else, its all a learning curve. I've been building dio's 30 years and still have plenty to learn and room to improve.

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Posted by The Drifter on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:34 PM

Bish

 

 
The Drifter

 

 
Bish
Drifter, i saw in your intro that your keen to do diorama's, i look forward to seeing some. It will be nice to have more dio's here.

 

That is correct sir, I just don't know how well they will look at first ConfusedWhistling

 

 

 

Well, only one way top find out. Like everything else, its all a learning curve. I've been building dio's 30 years and still have plenty to learn and room to improve.

 

That is going to be my plan. I need to get a few OOB builds done first, then I am jumping into dio's. Again, wonderful job on this dio!

Jeff

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 5:36 PM

Thats a good idea, get to grips with the basics first. And thanks again.

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Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:05 AM

Hi Bish 

Taking a late tea break and loving your your dio, going back to look some more at it and keep one eye on the clock Beer

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:51 PM

Thank you. Gotta watch that clock, can't let the boss catch you looking at models in work time Wink

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:25 PM

Bish, I missed this when you originally posted it, so I’m happy that somebody pulled it up to the top and I was able to catch it this time. I’m not a paper panzer fan, but I do love what you did here. The base is excellent, really catching that winter thaw look of the muddy road. The tank and figures work  together perfectly. What is the base color of the tank? I'm really thrown off trying to decide what it is here... seeing that the subject never came to be in reality,  you can’t be accused of having the wrong colors and shades here.

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 2:39 PM

Thanks Stik, glad you found it. The base colours are the standard green and red brown the Germans did use, just minus the Dark Yellow. Even before the weathering, which i kept light, the 2 colours were hard to tell apart unless right up close. Once weathered and the white wash added, its harder to tell them apart. But thats why i like trying these things out on paper panzers. The photo's don't help as they have a slight B&W tint to them.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:16 PM

Ah hah! I wasn’t sure if I was seeing brown or green. I almost thought perhaps something like Olivgrau or Olivgelb... but the green and brown makes perfect sense had the 1945 color standards continued. 

And a damn good idea to try out things on paper projects first... 

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:27 PM

I always try and imagine how German colours would have evolved over time, be it 6, 12 or 18 months. I tend to prefer the colours being used at the end of the war and work on the pattern.

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Posted by The Drifter on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:22 PM

Hello Bish,

I took another look at your dio to admire it, and I was wondering if that is Krycell snow? I have seen that used before and it sure looked great on the other dio's I've seen it used on. There's a company here in the state's called "The Scenic Factory" that has 2 grades of snow (Fine&Heavy) that looks very realistic also.

Jeff

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:28 PM

Yes, it is Krycell, the white wash is also by the same company, Precision Ice and Snow here in the UK. I have heard of the Scenic factory, i got some bts off them a few years back, thing i can't get here. This is the only snow i have used so far, this being my first winter armour dio but i have used it on a couple of aircraft dio's. I do really like it, but i made the mistake of not putting in footprints before it had dried. I plan on useing it more as well as some of there other items as the range is growing.

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Posted by The Drifter on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:37 PM

Bish

Yes, it is Krycell, the white wash is also by the same company, Precision Ice and Snow here in the UK. I have heard of the Scenic factory, i got some bts off them a few years back, thing i can't get here. This is the only snow i have used so far, this being my first winter armour dio but i have used it on a couple of aircraft dio's. I do really like it, but i made the mistake of not putting in footprints before it had dried. I plan on useing it more as well as some of there other items as the range is growing.

 

That's it, Precision Ice & Snow. I have met a lot of individuals at shows that really like Krycell. Scenic Factory has some really nice stuff, but it's kinda high in price. But you do get what you pay for with them. Their tree and mud kits are great.

I wouldn't worry too much about the foot prints. You'll catch it next time. I've been going through the "Group Builds" and you've got some really nice work in those also. Everyone in those has produced some great builds. I'll get there one day.

Jeff

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:44 PM

I have not tried there mud kits but i did get their pine branches which were really nice. Worth shipping across the pond.

I treat every build as a learning curve, if i don't learn at least one lesson on a build, then i think i have done somthing wrong.

The Group Builds are fun, but can be addictive. I think about 95% of my builds in the last 10 years have been in a GB, i enjoy hosting them as well. If you find a GB that catches your eye, jump in and join it. Don't mater how long you have been building, everyone is welcome and i have found it a great way to learn and pick up ideas.

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Posted by The Drifter on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:14 PM

Bish
The Group Builds are fun, but can be addictive. I think about 95% of my builds in the last 10 years have been in a GB, i enjoy hosting them as well. If you find a GB that catches your eye, jump in and join it. Don't mater how long you have been building, everyone is welcome and i have found it a great way to learn and pick up ideas.

I most definitely will. Thank you

Jeff

 

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7:29 PM
I've used the krycell ice and snow on two builds now I think it's the best product out right now for replicating snow. Go with the fine snow it's for 1/72 to 1/35 the other is for larger scales. I have got a few of the pine trees from the scenic factory too but haven't used them yet they look amazing.

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Posted by The Drifter on Thursday, January 24, 2019 5:06 PM

Rambo
I have got a few of the pine trees from the scenic factory too but haven't used them yet they look amazing.

Clint,

You are so right with that statement. They have a great selection of size and the stage of the tree itself. From healthy to distressed. I really like the European Spruce Pine it looks very real.

Jeff

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, January 25, 2019 1:30 AM

Really interesting to hear that about those trees. I have been wanting to get some pine trees, i have at least one dio in mind i want to use them one. I can't find anything decent in Europe and i wasn't sure how the Scenic factory one would look, and they are not cheap just to find out they are not so good.

Do you guys get the kits or the ready made trees. I understand they don't ship the complete trees over seas so i will have to get a kit. I know they are not cheap, but worth it for the right dio.

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, January 25, 2019 1:49 AM
I got the kits I haven't put them together yet but I plan to use a few of them on a diorama this year and I'll definitely let you know how they build up.

Clint

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