Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Budapestian insurgent, Hungarian rising 1956, WiP, #1

The Hungarian 1956 rising was always my field of interest, several years ago I even started building a vingette based on those events but didn't finish it. Recently my interest was drawn to the subject again. The archive photo shows one of the more remarkable personalities captured in the photos of the rising - the bowler hat man. His name was Jozsef Tibo Fejes holding a captured AK 47 (relatively newly deployed to Soviet units). I didn't hesitate a minute and started sculpting the figure immediately. Moreover Mosonshow and my sculpting demo are closing it so it will be a perfect opportunity to pay a homage to Hungarian insurgents from the 1956 events. So far I have started I'm done with his trousers and working on the bowler hat, not an easy thing to portray properly. Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

FOR SALE! - Panther Ausf. A, Anzio 1944

Today I would like to share my work from several years ago. Panther tank, early Ausf. A. inspired by the vehicles used by the 1 Pz. Abt./4. Pz. Reg. during the US landings at Anzio-Nettuno. The model is for sale now. 
A carefully reproduced replica with redefined details for more realistic appearance. The model is loosely based on photos of Panthers from the 1 Pz. Abt., a combination of different features of the vehicles within the unit. It was painted and weathered to show maximum of realism with an artistic approach. The model features also a lot of scratchbuilding. The torsion bars suspension was enhanced with separately added torsion bars from the smart kit series of Panthers, the unique zimmerit pattern was added to resemble the original vehicles from the period, some battle damage was added to it too. Also as a bonus it comes with a scratchbuilt commander figure. Turret markings were carefully handpainted.
It is based on the Dragon Models Ltd. kit (no 6160), has Part photoetch (grills and side skirts), RB Model turned brass (KWK 42 gun barrel, coax MG, aerial), Friulmodel tracks, Eureka towing ropes, scratchbuilt commander figure and self made zimmerit.
If you are interested in purchasing this model contact me DIRECTLY.  
PRICE 600 Euro.