Montag, 12. April 2010

Moson Model Show 2010

Hallo Modellbaufreunde,
Wie jedes Jahr im April findet in Mosomagyarovar in Ungarn die "Moson Model Show" statt.  Am Wochenende 10. bis 11.10.2009 zum 14. Mal. Am Freitag haben wir uns mit dem Modellbaukeller in Ried (Österreich) getroffen um dann weiter über Wien nach Moson zu fahren. Abends angekommen ging es sofort an den Aufbau des Standes der "Münchner Tafelrunde" um am Samstag früh für den Besucheransturm gerüstet zu sein.
Es waren alle Sparten des Modellbaus vertreten, wobei der Militärmodellbau überwiegte. Ca. 90 % der Modelle, von geschätzten 5000 bis 6000 waren im Wettbewerb gemeldet. Für uns etwas völlig ungewohntes. Die Aussteller kamen aus ganz Europa um ihr Können zu zeigen. Dementsprechend hoch war auch das Niveau der gezeigten Modelle. Ca. 80 Händler hatten reichlich Bausätze, Zubehör, Figuren, Bücher und anderes anzubieten. Zwei selbst gebaute 1:1 Modelle eines Tigers und eines Panthers auf T-34 Fahrgestell rundeten das ganze ab. Für uns war es ein tolles Highlight im Modellbaukalender.
Hello modeling friends,
As every year, in April in Mosomagyarovar in Hungary, the "Moson Model Show" instead. At 14 Time on the weekend 10th to 11.10.2009. On Friday we met with the friend of "Modellbaukeller" in Ried (Austria). We went through Vienna to Moson. The evening will come up the stand of the "Munich Tafelrunde".
They were representing all segments of model, with the military model predominates. About 90% of the models were estimated from 5000 to 6000 reported in the competition. For us, something quite unusual. The exhibitors came from all over Europe to show their skills. Very high was the level of the models. 80 Seller had plenty of kits, accessories, figurines, books and other contact. Two home-built 1:1 model of a tiger and a panther on T-34 chassis were standing in front of the hall. For us it was a great highlight in the modelbuilt calendar.

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Montag, 5. April 2010

"which is better?" - Panzergrenadier Eastern Front

This figure is in scale 1:16 from Verlinden Productions. It consists of 17 parts and is made of resin. The parts are the upper body, legs, boots, arms, hands with the guns, the holster and various equipment. I have the figure next to two others, purchased from a online shop in a discount promotion.
The resin is cast perfectly. It was completed only a few small holes. The fit is also very good, only at the transitions from body to the arms and head to the body I had to fill something. The individual details on the uniform and the equipment, and the drapery is excellent.
After the assembly, filling and sanding the figure was only once thoroughly cleaned with soap water. Before the actual painting, the figure was sprayed with a primer. I use to the black primer from Vallejo in the spray bottle. Then it came to painting. I started with the face, then the cap, and so it went further down from above. I used only colors of Vallejo Model Color. The colors I mix my own always together after the original photos of uniforms and equipment.
The base is a small wooden base by Andrea Miniatures, which I stained and varnished. Then something was plotted “Moltofill” depth filler. Small stones, Decorative sand, wood chips and even a brick wall piece made of bricks “Minimundus” dolls house building were set on the Moltofill mass. After this ground was airbrushed, some aged and dusty with pigments.
Since it was my first Figure in 1:16, I can finally realize that it takes a bit longer than on a smaller scale and work because of the many details even more precise.  call this small base, "which is better?"

Greets Olav

Freitag, 2. April 2010

The first five Figures

As promised, the first five painted figures for the Dio. The figures are from Alpine, Verlinden and rebuilt by Tristar and MB with head of Hornet.

Happy Easter from Munich