jueves, 14 de mayo de 2015

Supacat ATMP 28mm


Almost a year that I didn't write anything in this blog, I was a little bit busy in these months, and most of all I am very lazy with English. 

Named the "AII Terrain Mobility Platform"  it offers supreme cross-country performance and is now a well-known workhorse used in a wide variety of roles worldwide.
The ATMP can carry a substantial payload for a vehicle of its size which, combined with its "go anywhere" ethos, has made it the vehicle of choice for many years. Already proven on a variety of military operations, the ATMP can be transported within and below a range of air platforms providing instant mobility support for airborne and air-mobile forces on the ground.

Front View
 This resin model from Barrage miniatures is a little toy, easy to assembly, just a main body, six wheels and a couple reinforcement tubes. I painted Atmp with XF-59 (Tamiya desert Yellow) and lighting with a mix of 90% XF-59 and 10% XF-2 White. A couple of washes Ak066 (DAK wash from Ak interactive) and finally a some pigment on wheels Ak041 (North Africa Pigment again from Ak interactive).  
Rear View

domingo, 22 de junio de 2014


The BT-5 entered service in 1933 and, with gradual deliveries until 1935, equipped all armored cavalry brigades. The first active engagements came in Spain, in 1937, when a batch of 100 was shipped to the Republicans. They took part in the defense of Madrid. Some were captured later and saw service with the Nationalist Spanish state. Two brigades (6th and 11th Tank Brigade) were sent in the Far East, on the Sino-Russo-Mongolian border to face Japanese incursions of the time. They proved instrumental at Khalkin Gol, with many BT-7s, proving too fast for the Japanese AT teams and still deadly for any AVFs deployed. However, they proved vulnerable to "close quarter" Japanese teams armed with Molotov cocktails.

Not long after, they were deployed in eastern Poland. They also soldiered during the "Winter War" in Finland, proving ill-adapted for the task with their thin armor. Losses were appalling. Finnish troops used Molotov cocktails as well and quickly found a weak point where the engine was installed, prone to catch fire and explode when hit, as shown in reports. In 1941 there were still hundreds of BT-5s in service despite the type having been replaced by the BT-7. But hundreds were lost or abandoned, worn out, during the summer offensive, liquidating what was left of the model. Only the lack of spare parts prevented the use of surviving vehicles until later in the war.

More information on http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww2/soviet/soviet_BT-5.php

jueves, 29 de mayo de 2014


After four moths of hard work I've almost finished my Deutsche Afrika Korps army to play chain of command.
Never before I has painted nothing quickly than this army. I painted a complete chain of command Zug of Panzer Grenadier plus Support and tanks. (See pictures below).
My first day with Afrikakorps

jueves, 30 de enero de 2014


I've finished this Churchill heavy tank to reinforced my British Army. This model was made by warlord games. And equipment is from Blackdog resin.
I've discovered this brand  two months ago and I am an absolutely Fan. They have a lot of resin references in three scales. 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72. I bought five reference in 1/48 scale mainly wood boxes, bag, fuel cap, foods and box's drinks.

domingo, 10 de noviembre de 2013


Just a quick post, a few pictures about my Panther platoon and HQ (GE894 Oberstleutnant Dr. Franz Bäke).

I'm not very happy with result. As all well know painting zimmerit it's quite difficult. If you try to get contrast between all panels making wash with browns almost certain is that you get down color-base tone too much. and you mix this with tri-color camo(typical of WF). Result is a miniature too dirty.


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martes, 17 de septiembre de 2013


Heresybrush forum and Empress Miniatures going to celebrate a Painting Contest. I never join in any contest, but I think always have a first time. 

Empress Minitarures have a lot of figures and many different wars, ranging from English Civil War to SAS in Afghagistan. Last Weekend I bought some of them.

I have been reading about Spanish Civil War and I think it's time to begin a new little army. My Club Dragon's mates and me think that this war can fit perfectly with Chain of command, Skirmish Rules.


lunes, 26 de agosto de 2013


The reality is that I have not much to tell, I used techniques are commonly used worldwide. It’s more or less steps that my first article M5 Stuart Light Tank

The base coat is XF-49 Tamiya acrylic paint Khaki. I made three highlinghts with airbrush, mixing XF-49 Khaki with XF-59 Desert Yellow, to last highlight  I added a little white XF-2.  This time I didn’t apply any shadows because then washed with oil called low tone.  I not used the technique of modulation, Lights does not seem real. I simply applied highlight from a single point of light. 

Oil washes is a relatively simple technique and produces a spectacular results. The big problem is the smell of the thinner, whether you use turpentine or white spirit smell you leave in your home is penetrating for long time. The profiling always do at this stage, I leave a small layer of turpentine on the surface of the tank i put a some black oil in the slots, and you can remove the excess with brush.  
 As an alternative for oils exist a washed ready to use, for more information look at http://www.heresybrush.com Heresy blog, which has a really good tutorial.

Before I begin the chipping I always do a thin layer of dry brush, just a little to highlight some edge, screw, rivet, etc etc. When do the chipping I followed the master's teachings Heresy, again looking at your blog because it has a very good tutorial.

Use two types of pigments to simulate wet mud and dried mud, both of the them I have once again dissolved in turpentine (white spirit). To apply it wet mud directly from the brush, putting emphasis on the wheels and caterpillars. To use another technique dried mud, wet your brush in turpentine + pigment mixture and fold him into the area to get dirty, but not touching the tank. And then with the airbrush (only air) giving you small pulses of air. This ensures that our Mud splashes fly off and create truly compelling. An alternative technique is to do it with a toothbrush and finger.


Base Coat: XF49 – Caqui Tamiya
Highlight: XF59 Desert Yellow + XF49 – Khaki Tamiya
Final Highlight: XF59 Desert Yellow + XF49 - Khaki Tamiya + XF2 White Tamiya

Wheels – Black (Vallejo 950)
Tools, Boxes – Earth Brown (Vallejo 983)
Canvas – Khaki Brown (Vallejo 988)

Titan Extrafine oil:
 Nº78 Burnt umber.
Nº84 Lamp Black.
Nº73 Olive green.
Nº20 Cadmium Red Light.
Nº88 Yellow Ochre.


Dark Streaking Grime AK024
Flat Brown (Vallejo 984)+ Black (Vallejo 950)

Pigment European earth AK042
Pigment Dark Earth AK81