One project for hobbynerds is not enough. So I began another one byside my Skaventhrower. Long long times ago I found interest in the "classic" model-making. Built some old tanks, airplanes, cars or other stuff looks very funny. In addition I never was focused on weathering finished miniatures. And thats it: A nice combination to start with both! Yesterday I went to my favourite Hobbystore to realise this, bought a Sovjet Heavy Tank IS-2 from Zvezda models in 1/72 size, some colors and directly back to my workbench to destroy the tank again :) The idea is to build up the tank in a very damaged and strong weathered style. Plants and trees shall be growing under, through and around the tank later on. That´s the plan. Let us go to work!
|Not one of most defiant kit, but very detailed for this small size. Looks like much fun :)|
|A small first sketch|
|A very good inspiration for my coming project:|
Imperial Armour Model Masterclass by Forgeworld
|The tool in the right corner should be my most used tool in the next steps|
|A next real life sketch.|
|Did I mentioned that the model is good detailed? It is, but not enough! Let the weathering begin!|
|To create this old rusty metal effect ...|
|... I used my drill from the inside. Pushed it very hard on the surfaces until it create some bubbles on the outsides.|
|Big holes. Space for plants and trees later on.|
Up to now I had much fun with the tank. I´m looking forward to see how it looks in the end. Hope you like it! Enjoy your hopefully sunny sunday!
all the best