The first two items in a new serie of miniatures I am making, Doors. These are made from wood, metal and plastic, they are ca 12cm tall and mounted in frames. They will be available for sale in the shop. :)
The first one is a 12th century church door :
The second door is from a 19th century shed:
About a month ago I built and painted this 1/16 scale figure I had laying around. I really liked the pose of the figure, and quickly decided to make it as a gift to a friend of mine.
The figure is well casted and little clean up was needed. I primed the figure after having assembled it, and the painting was straightforward. I used Vallejo Model Colors acrylic paint, and some oils and pigments for weathering it. I used paint mixes as shown by Calvin Tans book "Modelling Waffen SS figures".
The base I chose to place the figure on is the lid of a German detonator box found in the Kurland Kessel and I had a relic General Assault badge I also placed on the base. The soil is a mix of car body filler and sand from the old Kurland frontlines of ww2.
My friend was happy to get this figure and it now has a new home in his display cabinet.
This was a project I ve wanted to make for a long time,and when I could afford buying the figure kit from Masterbox I decided it was time to get it made.
I had the helmet for several years. It is a surface find from the old Ypres battlefield, picked up by a local farmer. The top of it was long gone and it is ridden with bullet holes. On the inside of it,in the rolled edge there is still a piece of lead stuck, a real piece of history.
With the WW1 diorama kit from Masterbox I had what I needed to "improve"this relic a bit.
The model kit comes with a section of a trenchsystem, so I cut the lenght I needed and began cleaning up the parts. With the quality of the production this process didn`t take long and soon also the figures had been assembled and made ready for paint.
In the kit comes a lot of extras,such as helmets, weapons etc, so I had an easy job making the trench a bit busy and cluttered. I wanted some S.R.D bottles and searched around a while for something I could use when I spotted the sprue from the figures. The attachment points can be cut off , have the mold line removed and voila,bottle, so easy :D
For the painting I used Vallejo Model Color and made random mixes of the shads I wanted. Weathering and shading was done using oils,washes and pigments, and again I have realized that my flesh painting skills sucks and needs improving.
I also had a coil of LED lights laying around and decided to just glue it in place inside the helmet so it doubles as a cozy lamp.
After a few evenings of painting things were ready to be put together and final pics taken. Unfortunately the light wasn`t the best so some of the pics are a tad blurry, but I will get that re-done the next sunny day:)
Im fairly happy with the result, and the helmet sure looks impressive in the display cabinet now:)
As I have more diorama projects lined up and not room for it all I am open to offers on this one if you wish to have it displayed in your collection, just contact me with a serious offer:)
Small piece of lead stuck in the rim.
The kit used.
Playing around with trench-clutter.
After an evening of painting.
I used sand mixed with PVA for the soil.
Figures cleaned up.
Always wanted to paint this kind of camo patterns.
Figures ready to go.
The trench fitted to the helmet.
I made the sandbags from Miliput,textured them with a piece of bandage.
For the groundwork around the trench I used Oasis Foam soaked in PVA, and covered with the sand/PVA mix.
Some time ago I bought this wood model kit in 1/87 scale, the "Gol"Stavechurch made by Dusek. The kit has lots of thin parts which had a tendency to warp from the moist in the PVA glue I used, and sometimes the fit wasn`t the best, but after a good few evenings I had the construction done and the church ready to paint.
It is an impressive model and I was tempted to leave it unpainted, but in the end I decided to put it in a diorama.
I did some small modifications to it and used my imagination a bit,i.e mixing runes and crosses. On each side of the church is two sacred stones, sat up long time before the site was chosen for a church. The church has 3 entrances, each with a rune above.
One has the Life rune ,one has the rune for Sun/Victory and the last has a Death rune.
The pathways leading to each door is lined with rocks,lighter color to the "Sun" and "Life" door and dark rocks to the "Death" door,which is also the side with a forest.
On the wall above the sun entrance I ve painted the Vegvisir rune.
The size of it is W 47cm x L 41 x H 36cm.
If you are interested in buying it, please contact me :)
Here is a little 1/35 scale scene I put together last evening. I call it "For the Motherland" and it shows two fallen Red Army soldiers still missing somewhere in the wilderness that took over a once noisy and violent battle arena. Their Maxim machinegun still stands where it fired its last round defending the Russian soil.
The base used is a piece of grenade shrapnel.
The diorama is for sale here:
"For the Motherland" 1/35
One of the last mornings I made this kool relic lamp. I used a German helmet from the Kurland Kessel and as the lampstand I took a U.S made 45mm recoilless casing which I found in Northern Norway. I had some old lamps laying around and took a part here and a part there and fixed it to the lampstand. I didn`t fix the helmet so that it should be easier to change lightbulb.
Hope you like it, and I have listed it for sale in my shop :)
German Helmet Lamp
German Helmet Lamp.
Unique Relic-Lamp made from a battledamaged German helmet found in the Kurland Kessel, the base is a U.S 45 recoilless shell casing found in Northern Norway.
Another of my recent builds, "Verloren,nicht vergessen" Lost, not forgotten). It is a little bit grim scene, prehaps from somewhere up north, the Litza or Petsamo front, or the Carpathians prehaps..
The scale is 1/35 and the skulls and bones is from Drakkar Models, painted with Vallejo acrylics. I used a relic WW1 German 77mm shell shrapnel as a base and built the scenery with rocks from under the stairs and a pinch of ground scatter from Reality-in-Scales "forest in a pot". The whole thing was then mounted to a wooden plinth.
Hope you like:)
Last week I completed this project. A 1/35 scale diorama of a Panzerjäger ready to fire his panzerfaust. As a base I used a late war german canteen.
Hope you like it:)
Last night I decided to have the HobbyHistorica xmas-workshop. I made a whole bunch of ww2 panzer inspired xmas bulbs. I ve painted them with acrylics and weathered with oils and pigments :)
The last one is a Cut-Away piece so we can see the insides :D
Having made the display stand for the shotglasses in the previous post, I found some more balsa foam and my casting equipment. I was busy all day making the forms and first series of castings. When I had a small pile of divisional insignias and some bases I painted them with acrylics and a little bit of oil paints. I had more insignias than bases so I ve started making a small serie of wall decorations as well. I will sell limited amounts of the display stands and the wall decorations will be extremely limited.
It is also possible to do some custom work if you have an idea you want realized, just send me a mail or contact me via the contact form found on the front page.
The frame is ca 53 x 23 cm.