Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Zvezda WWII Russian recon scout 1/72.

Hello all,

Yet another duel has played out and lost. This time to the great Zoran in Croatia who's dio was bloody great and even got my vote. It was a close run thing and take my hat off to the winner
Zorans winner "clash in the east",
Back to mine, this was the normal base of sand and glue with some static grass and silfor tufts. It didn't look right to start with, the grass looked too dark. While still buggering about trying to save my latest airbrush I gave it a quick blast with a sand colour and I think I just about pulled it back.
The back ground picture was courtesy of the Internet and my apprentice Jake at work (Cheers for the printing).
The face was one of the best I had painted typically I then Had to hide it behind a pair of binos!

The whole dio from the side, the back ground was a good choice to blend in.

A little bit of mold line left on the map case AAHHHH!!!! Bane of my life!

The figure does look better than the pictures, but I was running out of time and it was too sunny for a change.

One thing I noticed about Zoran's figure was the wooden furniture was a hell of a lot better.

The bushes are from woodland scenic foliage and was an after thought that works quite well.

The naked version, no back ground or fancy angles.
Cheers Zoran for a great duel, a well deserved victory and I hope not are last duel!

PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGES FOR A LARGER VIEW AND ANY COMMENTS MORE THAN WELCOME!

Cheers for looking,   Rich.

14 comments:

Remco said...

Rich, the last picture with the whole vignette makes it better!
Realy loved this one, and because it was a close call... Youre a winner as wel!

Perfect job!

zzed said...

I think now that you lost because of the bad editorial choice
You send the wrong pictures, mate!
I will consider it even, than..
Last duel? First in a row more likely

Paul said...

Nice work on this one Rich. Mould lines really do suck eh!

Gowan James Ditchburn said...

I liked this one, did not notice the mould like. but I think I voted for the other one for the contrast in colours, this one did not have that depth of colour

Thanos said...

I got this set the other day Rich!
Truly inspiring!!! Very realistic!
T.

Sam's Blog said...

Honesty too hard for a choice!
I think that both vignettes are good(very good!) so for me it's a virtual win for you and Zoran!
Congrats!

peter said...

Very nice vignette. Really nice base and paintwork of the figure!

Greetings
Peter
http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

west1871 said...

I think we could go again mate!

west1871 said...

Cheers mate.

west1871 said...

Know of any quick ways of getting rid of them????

west1871 said...

Zorans figure was much better than mine, that's why he got my vote as well.

west1871 said...

A great little set , looking forward to seeing yours mate.

west1871 said...

Cheers mate, we will have to cross paint brushes again!

west1871 said...

Cheers mate Zorans was a bloody great job!