MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 6.

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. With adding some more rust, some dust and filling up the cab and roof rack the with the missing equipment and cargo, I call this vehicle done. It is honestly great that MiniArt and other plastic model manufacturers venture into the more unique and obscure … Continue reading MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 6.

Review: Takom 1/72 Chieftain Mk.10 part 1

Well, since I have a lot of other projects running, why not start another one? (I spent a week in Tokaj taking the family to my father-in-law, so I took a box with me to work on during the evenings.) The box contains two versions of the Chieftain -only marginally different ones at that. I … Continue reading Review: Takom 1/72 Chieftain Mk.10 part 1

MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 5.

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Attached the rack to the top, and then painted and weathered all the baggage. This essentially concluded the building process. Some adjustments here and there are still done, but the model is essentially ready. The smaller details will be added in the upcoming week (or two), and … Continue reading MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 5.

MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 4.

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. The doors were weathered inside and out. I used oils straight to modulate their colors from the inside, some dark and rush washes to make them look used. I chose two of the posters and glued them onto the back door. I used a very faint rust wash on … Continue reading MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 4.

MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 3.

Part 1. Part 2. OK, I finished all the little details, added everything, and it looks pretty cool. I have to say I am very pleased with the results… it is now time to hide them. The headlights were painted with the chrome paint from Green Stuff World. The thing is simply amazing. It looks … Continue reading MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 3.

MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 2.

Part 1. OK, so I am pressing ahead with the back of the bus, and had faced some serious issues with the front… As the manual has you put the bonnet, the radiator, the front of the cab together at very different steps, there will be misalignements. Small problems snowball into larger ones, ending up … Continue reading MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 2.

MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 1

I mean, c’mon. It is really difficult to resist this kit, right? Just look at the photos on MiniArt’s page… So I started it. Sue me. Anyhow, first impressions… Well, I have heard of the “MiniArt brittle plastic” and I think now I found it. The plastic is not very good; the extremely thin parts … Continue reading MINIART WERKSTATT KRAFTWAGEN TYP-03-30 Build Review Part 1

Paint review – MRP: Cream, AK Interactive: Cremeweiss

Well, I have not used either of these brands of paint before, so I was curious how they work. MRP After some serious shaking, the results were less than stellar, as you can see. However, I was unperturbed and undeterred, since the reviews were generally good, and people tend to like this brand a lot. … Continue reading Paint review – MRP: Cream, AK Interactive: Cremeweiss

Paint review: AK Interactive True Metal range

I really like these paints. They are wax-based, so they behave more like a gel than a paint, and they handle very well. They do look metallic, their coverage is great, any mistakes can be removed with a bush wetted with turpentine, and they can be mixed easily. For large surfaces I found that they … Continue reading Paint review: AK Interactive True Metal range

AK Interactive’s Still Water- review

  So. AK Interactive’s Still Water. This thing. The AK Interactive webpage has the following to say about it (bold mine): Still Water is a liquid crystalline product specially designed to reproduce the effect of clear still water on dioramas and vignettes. Still Water is self-leveling and capable of flowing over uneven surfaces; apply thin … Continue reading AK Interactive’s Still Water- review