Photo Album 3 - The Road to Minsk

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Photo Album 1 - The Road to Minsk
Photo Album 2- The Road to Minsk
Photo Album 3 - The Road to Minsk
Photo Album 4- OS2U Kingfisher
Photo Album 5 - Flakvierling
Photo Album 6 - Building the Flakvierling
Photo Album 7 - Dauntless SBD
Photo Album 8 - Dauntless SBD
Photo Album 9 - Channel Gazing
Photo Album 10 - Stuka and Matilda
Photo Album 11- ME-109 and Spitfire V
Photo Album 12 - Anzio
Photo Album 13 - Anzio
Photo Album 14 - Bastogne Aftermath
Photo Album 15 - Normandy Ambush & more
Photo Album 16 - The First Time I Saw Paris
Photo Album 17- Aachen 1944
Photo Album 18 - Aachen 1944
Photo Album 19 - PT109
Photo Album 20 - "Corner Kick" Curtiss P-40
Photo Album 21 - Building "Corner Kick"
Photo Album 22 - Black Widow
Photo Album 23 - Assorted models
Photo Album 24 - Somewhere in Saudi (A-10)
Photo Album 25 - Top Gun Air Show
Photo Album 26 - Top Gun Airshow 2
Photo Album 27 - The Mother of all Battles
Photo Album 28 - The First Night - F-111
Photo Album 29 - My kids are in on the action - Christian's Dioramas
Photo Album 30 - My kids are in on the action - Nicole's Dinosaurs
Photo Album 31 - Coming Soon - Operation Market Garden
Photo Album 32 - The War Room
Photo Album 33 - Antique Ships Restoration Project
Photo Album 34 - Restoration Project II
Photo Album 35 - Restoration Project III
Photo Album 36 - Restoration Project IV
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Building "The Road to Minsk"


This is the Pz38T prepaint. You can see the added details - just look for any parts that are not the original green plastic. These parts include a "wood" pallet on the turret, real metal exhaust parts, tools from assorted tank kits, extra bolt on handles for attaching equipment and more. Since most armor was modified in the field according to the needs of the crew and the particular campaign, there is no set rule for "add ons" - for me, this has always been one of my favorite aspects of modeling.


Here is the Panzer II prepaint. Again, the added details can be seen contrasting the original plastic. Note the grid on the exhaust and over the engine intake - this is a simple trick using fabric "tool" that is glued on with liquid glue. "Tool" is available from any fabric store and is inexpensive. Once painted and drybrushed, this little "super detail" can add a lot to your model. Fabric "tool" can also be used to simulate metal grate, filter covers for engine intakes and many more items.


A view inside the Command Armored Vehicle. Since the door will be open in the model, interior details were called for. These can be simulated with parts from your "junk" box, small wiring and assorted metal parts. Jewelry assembly parts are very useful and available from most craft stores.




A top view inside the Command Tank. The antenna base is the cup from a stud earring finding, and the spring is also a jewelry assembly part. Note the "tool" added to the turret deck to simulate thin metal grate often used as an anti slip surface. The holder for a jerrycan on the back face of the cabin is a simple office staple, another of my favorite little add ons.