Last weekend in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary the Moson Show 2013 was held. A lovely show with lots of nice people, great weather, good food, hundreds of exhibited models and awesome shopping. Thanks everyone for making it the awesome show it is! I had the good luck of taking home a gold medal for my Sherman Jumbo. Really looking forward to going again next year and hope to meet all of you again! READ MORE
I’m sad to say that this model is destroyed. Being new to airplane modeling I made the faulty decision to use Alclad Clear Coat to seal the decals. I read online that once dry, washes would not dissolve the clear coat. Sadly that didn’t work on my model. It just wrinkles and peels off. I tried sealing it with a coat of canned acrylic coat from Tamiya but to no avail.
If anyone has any advice on how to salvage the model please let me know, but here are pictures of how far I got anyway:
My first humble steps in aircraft modeling. Not focusing on the result, only the process and how to build airplane models. I have to say so far it’s been super fun! Working on filling all the gaps now in the hull and wings, maybe not that fun but mainly because I really don’t know what I’m doing hehe. Well here are pics of finished cockpit. I know the color tint is a bit off, it looked OK before I added the dark wash, something I will do better on my next one. The photo-etch from Eduard was a bliss and really easy and fun to assemble.
Finished this one in the middle of the night just before C4-Open in Malmoe, Sweden. I managed to shrink the vinyl tracks with a hair drier while drying the weathering pigments. So I had no choice but to throw together some link by link tracks from AFV-Club I had lying around. That was fun… 🙂
Weathered extensively with AK-Interactive stuff and the snow is Tamiya Powdered Snow. For a final effect I painted on a lot of AK-Interactives wet effect for creating that slouchy and icy appearance.
I know that the pictures might look a bit hard, but I actually decreased the contrast a lot to make it more life like. So the contrast under the right lightning is quite extreme on this model 🙂
Also notice how the tank is front heavy!
Hope you like it!
Pictures from last weekends scale model event in Malmoe Sweden. A really great show with lots of nice people and good shopping, already looking forward to next year! I shot the images without tripod so not the best quality but still a n overview of the models exhibited.
Update on my Jumbo. I belive the oils are done for now and time to move on to earth weathering with pigments and enamels. And after this, snow!