Saturday, 19 November 2011

Revell releases for 2012 announced

At the end of each year Revell announces what new releases it will come with in the first 4 quarters of the next year. Usually these are variations of models in production and models that have not been released for a while and are being put back in production. For armor fans revell has some interesting news:
-TPz1 Fuchs A4, back in production release: January.
-Leopard II A5NL, variation of there excellent Leopard II A6, release: Februari.
-Mörser & Famo pack, a set of cuurently seperately released vehicles, release: April.

I've never build the Fuchs but I have build the A6 version of the Leopard II and the Famo with Mörser and there are highly recommended. See my reviews here & here.

More news on releases in other categories can been found on the website of the IPMS germany.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Dual at the wall

Here a very small fignette of two figures set in medieval asia. It features a mongol and a chinese in a dual. The chinese cavalry man is an Italeri figure while the mongol is from Zvezda, not from there newest set though.

The chinese figure is made from the SSM plastic of Italeri which one can sand to remove moldseams. With the Zvezda figure this is a little more difficult since it is made of the plastic usually used for figures. Despite priming the paint didn't adhire so good as with most other figures but the painting was quite doable.

The Italeri figure is a bit over scale but extremely detailed, it won't doa bad job as a 1/32 figure. The flag was made by my self from paper. The base is made from a theecoaster with a piece of painted paper glued on top.

It was nice to make a small diorama for a change. The extensive use of bright colors mixed with silver paint to make them shiny is also a welcome departure from the camouflage colors usually applied to tanks or the non metalic uniform colors of european knights.