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Flak

"Ground Threat"
  105mm heavy Flak


This little diorama is a rework of an older work of mine. I have had an idea of making the arrangement of this huge german flak more different, hopefully a better way. I did'nt like my earlier work anymore, maybe because my modelling skills have hade become a bit better over the years? Anyway.
Without any doubt this high quality scale modelling kit of the german producer Airmodel deserved some change.


At first I did some extensive reworks with the Flak it self. Also I've removed its crew completely. Poor made figures and badly painted - at least for my current demands. Have mixed a new shade of grey and sprayed several layers at different areas and very gently. Have added some more black and yellow, at least some white and finaly some more white for the most bleached areas of this fix mounted gun. Alway's have added up to 25 % clear varnish to achieve an more or less shining effect. All details I have re-painted using a fine hair brush and Vallejo Acrylics.

The gun I have placed on the same base but did here lots of re-works as well. Have added some more debris, snow and shell cases. I've tried to create a frozen situation after a very cold night. For this I did lots of experiments with Tamiya Flat Base, more or less diluted with Isopropylalcohol. It's a bit miss or hit but some very remarkably effects are possible. I have sprayed different layers around the gun mounting and the ground nearby. This caused an effect of frozen metal. With clear Varnish I have simulated more wet areas. Micro painting followed to simulate some areas of mud and muddy sprinkles at the lower areas of the gun mounting.

The figure I have sculpured myself - except for the head which is from Hornet range. I've used a sceleton of wire like shown step by step in this little article here:
Flak Crewmen



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Elements in Combat - FROZEN HELL
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