Friday, May 26, 2017

Showcase: Battlefront Miniatures Tiger I Ausf.E (15mm)

Battlefront Miniatures Tiger I Ausf.E in 15mm scale for Flames of War and Tanks! skirmish game. Painted with Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics, Mig enamels, and Mig pigments.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Showcase: TANKS Soviet Platoon (15mm)

I recently started playing the TANKS skirmish game by Gale Force 9 and Battlefront, the same companies that put out Flames of War, a 15mm scale World War II tabletop game. TANKS is a face-paced and light skirmish game played on a 3'x3' table with a couple pieces of terrain. The starter kit comes with two M4 Shermans and one Panther plus extra cards for the other factions, so you can use models you might already have. There are three factions to choose from: American, British, Soviet, and German. I started off with the Soviets and built a small force using a mix of the GF9 models and some 1/100 scale Zvezda models. I have an IS-2, three T-34/85s, an M10 tank destroyer, an SU-100, tank destroyer, and an ISU-152 assault gun. These were all painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with Mig enamels and pigments.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Showcase: ISU-152 (1/100 scale)

Soviet ISU-152 in 1/100 scale for the TANKS tabletop skirmish game. Completed in Tamiya acrylics, Mig enamels, and Mig pigments.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WIP: Blue Leader X-wing (Bandai 1/72)

Screenshot from Rogue One, © Lucasfilm Ltd.
A friend of mine (who has already bought numerous pieces from me) asked me to build him General Antoc Merrick's Blue One X-wing from Rogue One. Since he was an awesome character with a killer mustache, I immediately accepted! After the break, I'll dive into my progress on the build.

Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 IPMS NoVA Model Classic

I attended my first IPMS show, the IPMS NoVA Model Classic, this past weekend and had a fantastic time. I brought with me seven models to be entered in four categories: Krupp 21cm Mörser 10 (1/35), Medium Mark A Whippet (1/35), Slave I (1/144), Jek Porkins' Red Six X-wing (1/72), Gold Two Y-wing (1/144), Darth Vader's TIE/x1 Advanced (1/72), and R2-KT (1/12). These seven models were part of a record 622 models entered in this years contest and I'm happy to say that I placed in all four categories that I entered!

The Results:

  • Slave I: 2nd place in Science fiction, all scales
  • Medium Mark A Whippet: 3rd place in WWII & earlier AFV, 1/35 scale
  • Krupp 21cm Morser: 2nd place in Artillery, all eras, 1/35 scale
  • R2-KT: 1st place in Figures, science fiction, all scales