BT-2 base & figure

| Monday, December 26, 2011 | 2 comments |
For the base I built a wooden frame and I filled it with foam, to simulate the terrain I spread sand and small stones.

The accessories are: Royal Model, Model Victoria and RB Model. For the grass I used posidonia oceanica (neptune grass).

The figure is a mix of Tristar figure, Miniart accessories and Hornet head with some modifications.

 From left: Master Box, Miniart, Tristar and Hornet

I make the small flags from a tin sheet, and copper rods.

BT-2 More progress

| Saturday, December 17, 2011 | 1 comments |
I started painting with a preshading with Model Air "yellow olive".

The base color is a mix of some Tamiya's color, after some test, I use a mix of XF-13 and XF-5

To pain the white strip I mask the turret with the Tamiya masking tape, and maskol. 

The tracks was "washing" whit acrylic wash to simulate the rust.

The first weathering effects, I have made it with some very dilute Model Air color.

BT-2 Kiev Military District 1935

| Saturday, December 3, 2011 | 0 comments |
Here is one of my recent work:

The starter kit is the Italeri BT5, with an unknown conversion with resin trasmission and turret and white metal wheels and MG. 
I added some scratchbuilding modifications with metal sheet and plasticard.

Un maiale che non vola è soltanto un maiale...

| Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 0 comments |
Here's the Porco Rosso's Savoia S.21.

The kit is Fine Molds in 1/72 scale.

The full article was published on Sky Model No. 61 (


Pearl Harbour: attack from the sea

| Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | 0 comments |
This is my Fine Molds' Ko-Hyoteki (A-Target) IJN Midget Submarine in 1/72 scale.

The kit is excellent, it was mounted with a few additions

The full article was published on Model Time No. 182 (

A T-70 in the the Eastern Front ruins.

| Thursday, September 1, 2011 | 0 comments |
I started to build the MiniArt's T-70!

I added the Aber photoetched set, the RB Model aluminum barrel and two Master Box “Bail Out!” figures.
The scene will be very small to give more attention to the tank and figures.

Other advances soon...