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.