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ICM Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf A Poland 1939

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ICM Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf A Poland 1939
Posted by Bish on Sunday, September 1, 2019 6:22 AM

My latest dio is my 6th 251. ICM's Ausf A is a great kit, up there with the AFV Club and Dragon kits but without the over engineering. I added Eduard PE, Mr Modeller resin set, Panzer Art front wheels and Hobby Boss tracks. Figures are from Dragon, Tamiya, Tristar and Mniart. I used kit markings except for the white crosses which came from the ICM /6 kit.

Thanks for looking, all comments welcome.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, September 2, 2019 2:36 PM

Good job! Nice figures and you made a good used-looking half-track!

What was you’re method for the figures (faces and uniforms)? How’d you get the uniform markings and insignias? 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, September 2, 2019 3:34 PM

Thanks John.

The uniforms were just painted and then dry brushed with a raw umber wash to get them a bit grubby. The faces i find the hardest to get right, and its still somthing i am working on. Again, just a base coat, highlights and then dry brushing until i am happy.

The insgnia are all Archer dry transfers. Expensive but far beter than trying to paint.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, September 2, 2019 10:42 PM
No problem. The dry transfers added a nice touch. Did you use acrylic, enamel, or other paints?

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3:37 AM

I do like them. I use Acrylics for figures. tamiya, vallejo and Scale 75 for the skin.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 3:41 PM

I mostly use enamels. What do you thin the Vallejo with? 

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Srpuln10 on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 6:16 PM

That's awesome. Great job. Where did you get the kit from if you don't mind me asking. I'm in the hunt for a good 251. The mud is a every nice touch. If you can tell me where you got the dry transfers from. They would be such a great help for me

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:13 AM

John 3:16 KJV

I mostly use enamels. What do you thin the Vallejo with? 

 

 

I use their airbrush thinner, but i find i only need to thin it for dry brushing mostly.

I do use enamels for the model itself, but prefer acrylics for the figures. A few years back i got the Osprey book on modelling SS figures and have found that very useful for all German uniforms. That books referances vallejo paints and so i switch mostly to those instead of tamiya that i used before.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4:19 AM

Srpuln10

That's awesome. Great job. Where did you get the kit from if you don't mind me asking. I'm in the hunt for a good 251. The mud is a every nice touch. If you can tell me where you got the dry transfers from. They would be such a great help for me

 

Thank you. I think i got it off e-bay. I get most of my kits on there, either that or the LHS and Hannants. If you check e-bay or sites like Sprue Brothers you should be able to find them.

I am not sure on how much experiance you have with armour. If not much, then the tamiya kits are a good place to start. They do 3 Ausf D versions. AFV Club and Dragon have a very big range and the former are the best 251 kits IMHO, but i would not recomend for the complete beginner, especially the Dragon.

I have not built the Zvezda kit yet so thats the only one i can't comment on. But the 3 i mentioned above and the ICM kit, you can't go wrong with any of them.Just dpends if you want a specific version or just any 251.

I buy them direct from Archer.

https://www.archertransfers.com/

There is only 1 place in the UK i know that sells them and their range is limited. So i just go direct, worth the extra postage cost.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 9:42 AM

Hey Bish that's a great looking diorama. 1939 Poland. You don't see that too often. Thinking outside of the box. I like it !  

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:12 PM

Thanks Griffin, and no you don't. I thought it was about time i added one. I still have to do somthing from the 1940 campaigns.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:41 PM

Bish

 

 
John 3:16 KJV

I mostly use enamels. What do you thin the Vallejo with? 

 

 

 

 

I use their airbrush thinner, but i find i only need to thin it for dry brushing mostly.

I do use enamels for the model itself, but prefer acrylics for the figures. A few years back i got the Osprey book on modelling SS figures and have found that very useful for all German uniforms. That books referances vallejo paints and so i switch mostly to those instead of tamiya that i used before.

 

Thanks, Bish! :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by The Drifter on Monday, December 2, 2019 9:25 AM

Great looking dio Bish, and the 251 half-track is one of my favorite subjects. 

Jeff

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 2, 2019 9:26 AM

Thanks Jeff, and ye, its deffinetly mine by a long shot.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by The Drifter on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:21 PM

Hello Bish,

I came back to look at your diorama again because I really liked your vision. I took the time to notice all the different details, like the sand bags stacked on the front, the static grass along the fence line and about 20 other great things. 

It is truely an awesome diorama Bish...hopefully one day mine will look that great. Top Shelf sir!

Jeff

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 4:42 AM

Thanks Jeff. I have been buildng diorama's for about 30 years abut only got serous in the last 10 or so. After spending a few years concentrating on getting the vehicle finish to how i wanted it depending on the scene, and then getting the figures to a point i was happy with, i have spent the last 3 or 4 years focusing mainly on the bases. Its amazing how much of a differance the small details can make. I know have a big selection of flowers, plants, grasses, fences and other items that gives me a lot to choose from.

But i have to admit that urban dio's are my favorite, there is just so much you can add to those.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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