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New: 19. February at 22:56:01
Project: Takom Mk.IV Male in scale 1:35
1:35 Mk.IV (Takom 2076)1:35 Stormtroopers (Meng Model HS-010)
14. October 2017 at 00:49:54 Share
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Timothy Heimer I feel your pain! Then you go a little longer trying to get that look and then it's CRAP I should've stopped 3 swipes ago! I love Dio's and vignettes also, most of mine are done so. Jens, I wish my first few were as good as yours! Looking great for a first, and I know sometimes thee months later you look at it and see that final tweak that you missed and it puts a smile on your face. Hey how's your health doing? Better I hope!
19. February at 13:40:54
Jens Andrée Rui - duck boards are fixed with burned umber and I've done the final touch-up to the mud tracks (famous last words...) so I'm only fixing a few minute details and I'm done. I have to route and paint trim pieces to frame the vignette too... Regardless I'm almost done and it made a big difference fixing the duck boards so huge thanks for pointing it out!!!

Timothy - Huge thanks for your kind comment! I've never done anything like dioramas and vignettes before so I was really going in blind. The plan was just to make a vignette base for fun and practise, not to put the tank on it so I just sploshed on not caring if it looked like crap or whatever. The same happened with the Mk.IV in the vignette when I had a total disaster with hairspray chipping and I almost threw it in the bin. Instead I used it to experiment with, not caring what happened, so I probably relaxed a lot more and just "sploshed on" there as well... In a weird way that worked out - probably from not over-thinking any steps, and in the end I had both a base and a tank that wasn't too bad for first attempts?!

It's all about learning and gaining experience - and having fun! I'm doing all of them and even if they turned out really bad I would still be having fun so it's a win either way ;)

Health has been a bit up and down lately. I was going to have major spinal surgery after Christmas but the discs in my lower back are in too bad shape to risk it so I've reached the end destination for surgeries sadly. They will only do it if things suddenly get worse than they are now and I'm facing the wheelchair again, permanently. At least I know where I am and what to expect! I'm ok with it though and honestly I wasn't looking forward to another major surgery and 1-2 years in major pain and being immobilised...
I've got my modelling and there is no better therapy! :D

Cheers everybody for your kind words and suggestions! I'm now trying to decide what to make next? I'd like to attempt an urban scene with lots of rubble and bricks but I also would like to learn how to use static grass properly... I've got more than enough of kits to populate vignettes and dioramas with ;)
19. February at 14:46:06
Timothy Heimer Life is like a bad model kit...you have to make the best of it! Hey a diamond was once a lump of coal! :)
19. February at 15:25:30
Rui S
Well said, Timothy
Jens, I hope you are better from your pains and I'm really glad I could help.
I will wait for your constructive critics on my dios or vignettes. ;)
19. February at 16:09:11
Jens Andrée Cheers guys!!! :D
19. February at 21:14:46
Kim Branders Amazing.
19. February at 21:46:11
Jens Andrée Many thanks Kim!!!
19. February at 22:57:21
Jens Andrée Uploaded three new phone pics with the fixed duck boards. I need to put the whole thing under some proper light, take a few photos and check that things are painted properly. I think I have to fabricobble some sort of lightbox so I can take proper photos in the future?
That's for tomorrow though...

Cheers!
19. February at 23:00:07
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February 18, 2018

Jens Andrée added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 57 images
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14. October 2017 at 00:39:24 Share
Jens Andrée Here's my latest "TV-kit" that I've built the last four days. I like to have a kit in front of me whilst watching TV in the evenings and this was a fun little kit! (didn't really watch any TV though... ;) )
Lining up the road wheels without using a single drop of glue was interesting to say the least, but I managed somehow and all roadwheels and tracks are working.
Tomorrow I shall being weathering this tank after this evenings paint and varnish session!
14. October 2017 at 01:10:27
Jens Andrée Added some more photos, including the hairspray chipping that didn't go as planned at all due to hairspray affecting all layers of paint... sigh. Weathering to the rescue I think...? Sometimes modelling is more challenging than expected but lesson learned. Don't trust "any" hairspray without testing it first. I'm buying dedicate chipping fluid next week to be on the safe side! ;)
15. October 2017 at 03:01:59
Jens Andrée Weather Report update in the album!
Recover from disaster is the title but I think I pulled it off...
16. October 2017 at 03:38:41
Jens Andrée Uploaded some pictures of mud/dirt weathering. First time so I wasn't really sure how to go about it but I looked at some reference photos and just started. It's too uniform and dark at the moment so next step is lighter pigments and some splash effects, but after that I'm clueless... That's for tomorrow to figure out ;)
17. October 2017 at 22:27:25
Jens Andrée Finally got the figures I needed for the small vignette I'd planned! It took the poor excuse of a postal service (PostNord) almost three months to deliver them AFTER they'd arrived in the country!?! The only good thing about this abysmal service is that I'm saving money because I've stopped buying kits since you never know if, and when, they arrive?

This is my first ever vignette so you can be sure I made all the errors I could, but I learned loads from it and the next one will hopefully be less "eventful"... ;)

There are still some detailing to be done like correcting the colour of the mud tracks, figure weathering and some "clutter" along the duck boards. I ripped up and redid the duck boards but they still turned out too big. I simply don't have any thinner balsa wood and I'm not going to do it a third time. I'll sort this out on my next vignette/diorama but I feel I have to move on and not get stuck any longer on my first ever attempt.

It's got its fair share of flaws but as a learner piece it served a purpose and in certain angles it almost looks plausible ;)
18. February at 15:36:27
Michael Kraft Well, just looking at the final pictures I can't see any sign of trouble during the weathering. It looks fantastic! And the presentation of the whole thing in that scenery is superb as well! Very, very nice!
18. February at 16:01:24
Jens Andrée Cheers Michael! :)
I made so many errors making this first vignette that I'm surprised I ever got here, but the difference between a beginner and an expert in modelling is the ability to recover from a failure and this I'm slowly getting better at... ;)
I just need to fix the last couple of things and then get on with the next one. I'm thinking perhaps a winter scene? Or an urban scene? So many things to try...

Once again many thanks for you kind words!
18. February at 20:59:24
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February 13, 2018

Jens Andrée Added a new review for:
Vignettes (Acción Press S.A. )
 
Vignettes a how-to guide
Joaquín Garcia Gazquez
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February 01, 2018

Jens Andrée added this book to his library.
DIORAMAS F.A.Q. (AK Interactive AK8000)
 
DIORAMAS F.A.Q.
Nr. AK8000
Rubén González
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01. February at 12:47:19 Share
Jens Andrée added this book to his library.
A World of Dioramas (Canfora 1)
 
A World of Dioramas
Master´s Collection Nr. 1
Per Olav Lund
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01. February at 12:46:58 Share
Jens Andrée added this book to his library.
Vignettes (Acción Press S.A. )
 
Vignettes a how-to guide
Joaquín Garcia Gazquez
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January 19, 2018

Jens Andrée added the Airfix Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters (Airfix A09007)
Avro Lancaster B.III (Special) The Dambusters 617 Squadron Operation Chastise 17 May 1943
Airfix 1:72
A09007
2012 | New tool
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19. January at 15:52:40 Share
Jens Andrée added the Revell U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (1:500) to his stash.
1:500 U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 (Revell 04882)
 
U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 Star Trek Into Darkness
Revell 1:500
04882
2013 | New tool
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19. January at 15:51:49 Share
Jens Andrée added the MAC Distribution Phönix DIII (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Phönix DIII (MAC Distribution 72125)
Swedish Royal Air Force
Phönix DIII
MAC Distribution 1:72
72125
2010 | New tool
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19. January at 15:48:06 Share

January 15, 2018

Jens Andrée Added a new review for:
1:35 Panther (Meng Model TS-035)
German Medium Tank Sd.Kfz.171
Panther Ausf. A Late
Meng Model 1:35
TS-035
2017 | New tool
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14. January at 16:48:37 Share
Jens Andrée 5 out of 5 was my score which I almost never say so it's a really good kit! Sadly not the same can be said about the zimmerit decals, but the tracks and suspension upgrade was really good. Easily the best Panther kit out there right now!
14. January at 21:29:21
Sebastian Meyner HI Jens! Happy belated new year!!! One quick question: What exactly is wrong with the Zimmerit decal? Was thinking about to get the Meng Panther fully "loaded".
Btw: How is your Entwicklungsserie coming along? ;)
15. January at 12:07:32
Jens Andrée Hi Sebastian! Happy new year to you as well!!!
The Meng zimmerit water slide decals are just too thin to look realistic, and this is a shame because it worked so much better than the Tamiya vinyl zimmerit they did for a couple of models. I fully understand that you can't make really thick decals but the pattern isn't deep enough to look plausible.
I saw someone who'd painted their zimmerit with some sort of "pure" acrylics and the pattern almost disappeared... I'm using Tamiya paint and lacquers so I'm not worried here, but realistic it ain't sadly.
My Entwicklungsserie project is coming along nicely but it's a hefty build - and I've gone and added yet another kit to it... Some are part in GB's this year so I couldn't start all the E-100 at the same time for example, but I've got three of them on the desk right now! It'll take until the summer to complete these ones - just the plastic, and then paint, but that should go a bit quicker since they all share common colours.
It was nice to take a break from them though and build something different like this Panther ;)
I'm also going to start my massive Schwerer Gustav diorama at some stage in the spring... I've got a busy year ahead of me for sure :P
15. January at 15:19:02
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January 13, 2018

Jens Andrée added the Modelcollect Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSys in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSys (Modelcollect UA72086)
German Railway
Schwerer Plattformwagen Type SSys
Modelcollect 1:72
UA72086
2018* | New tool
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13. January at 23:36:13 Share

January 07, 2018

Jens Andrée added the Airfix Avro Vulcan B Mk2 in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 Avro Vulcan B Mk2 (Airfix A50005)
 
Avro Vulcan B Mk2 Falklands War 25 Years
Airfix 1:72
A50005
2007 | Changed decals
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07. January at 06:34:13 Share

December 29, 2017

Jens Andrée added the Modelyach Slav Real Man-01 in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 Slav Real Man-01 (Modelyach MCH3501)
 
Slav Real Man-01
Modelyach 1:35
MCH3501
2017 | New tool
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29. December 2017 at 21:36:33 Share

December 28, 2017

Jens Andrée added the Italeri Paratroopers (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Paratroopers (Italeri 6045)
German
Paratroopers Grüne Teufel
Italeri 1:72
6045
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28. December 2017 at 04:36:19 Share

December 27, 2017

Jens Andrée added the Hobby Boss Kanonen und Flakwagen in 1:72 to his wishlist
1:72 Kanonen und Flakwagen (Hobby Boss 82925)
Kanonen und Flakwagen Germany BP-42 rail armored train fire support & AA car
Hobby Boss 1:72
82925
2018* | Changed parts
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27. December 2017 at 09:01:23 Share
Jens Andrée added the Eduard Bf 109F-4 (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Bf 109F-4 (Eduard 82114)
 
Bf 109F-4
Eduard 1:48
82114
2016 | Changed parts
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27. December 2017 at 07:41:27 Share

December 24, 2017

Jens Andrée added the Eduard Draken (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 Draken (Eduard 1135)
 
Draken
Eduard 1:48
1135
2016 | Changed parts
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24. December 2017 at 20:56:16 Share
Jens Andrée Found this under my Christmas tree tonight so thank you old geezer in red :D
Kitted out with extra extra resin parts too so there's no excuse not to make this a cracking build!
The J 35 Draken is my favourite Swedish jet fighter and one with lots of memories after having these flying over me every week growing up so I've got a very specific paint job in mind recreating the ones from the local air force F4, Frösön (Östersund), Sweden. I've got a specific mount and idea for a vignette to pay homage to the mighty J 35 Draken! (which means Dragon)
Merry Christmas to you all!!! :)
24. December 2017 at 21:01:35
Holger Kranich Yeah merry x-mas!
24. December 2017 at 21:27:57
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December 15, 2017

Jens Andrée added the Takom Panther Ausf. A in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 Panther Ausf. A (Takom 2099)
 
Panther Ausf. A late prod. (full interior)
Takom 1:35
2099
2018 | Changed parts
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15. December 2017 at 19:24:58 Share

December 10, 2017

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December 07, 2017

Jens Andrée added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:72 | Albums: 0
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22. November 2017 at 03:20:11 Share
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Derek Huggett Jens - Display cabinet? More like a small greenhouse or conservatory! :) I will park my mobile-home/camper van outside if that's okay!
07. December 2017 at 08:45:50
Jens Andrée Hahaha Derek! :D
You are probably correct because the base will almost be the size of a door, and some height is also required...
And of course you can park your camper van here! I could probably do with some help finishing this build ;)
07. December 2017 at 08:50:46
Wim van der Luijt count me in for this huge project too, how big is the gun in 1:72?
07. December 2017 at 11:32:05
Sebastian Meyner Big plans for a big gun! Looking forward to see it come together!

The display cabinet "German Style" but not IKEA?! Sorry Jens but these days IKEA could pass as "German Style"...trust me I'm German and we love IKEA :)

07. December 2017 at 11:40:23
Udo Browarczik Curiosity might kill the cat, but count me in.... Good luck!
07. December 2017 at 12:41:45
Jens Andrée I haven't built and measured the gun yet but the model is ~120 cm long so the gun should be almost 1 meter long!

I've got a surprise in store for the cabinet, hence the "German style" and not IKEA ;)

The plan is to build the type of diorama you see on a picture and think "I wish I had one of them" but secretly knowing it would be too big and possibly a bit silly, and that's why I'm doing it!
We're not getting any younger, not me anyway, so I'm going full bonkers and will have a lot of fun getting there! :D

Cheers for all of your kind and supportive comments!
07. December 2017 at 17:33:48
Sebastian Meyner Lots of luck for this monster. See you in about a year! ;)

Speaking of monsters...you put the other one (Entwicklungsserie...) on hold? Don't tell me I have to struggle alone on that on!
07. December 2017 at 18:02:03
Jens Andrée Sebastian, No, the Entwicklungsfahrzeug Sammlung is in full swing but I tend to have more than one build going on at the same time ;)
A few of the tanks in the Entwicklungsfahrzeug Sammlung are going to be built as group builds next year so I can't start them yet, but I've made good progress so far but just doing similar tanks, one after the other, gets boring - as will the Schwerer Gustavs 400 wheels or so to make, so that's why I'm starting this project at the same time!
I'm retired after an accident so modelling is pretty much all I do nowadays and that's why I can churn out so many models. At least I found one benefit of breaking my spine and pelvic bone!
I need to get better taking photos but the new modelling area is going to have better lights so taking photos should be much easier!
07. December 2017 at 19:13:09
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Jens Andrée added this book to his library.
King Tiger Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B (Ammo Mig Jimenez Vol. 1)
 
King Tiger Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B Visual Modellers Guide
Steel Series Nr. Vol. 1
Enrique Calderón
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TankArt (Rinaldi Studio Press LLC 3)
 
TankArt Modern Armor
TankArt Nr. 3
Michael Rinaldi
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07. December 2017 at 03:17:05 Share
Jens Andrée added this book to his wishlist
TankArt (Rinaldi Studio Press LLC 4)
 
TankArt WWII German Armor
TankArt Nr. 4
Michael Rinaldi
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Jens Andrée added this book to his wishlist
TankArt (Rinaldi Studio Press LLC 1)
 
TankArt German Armor - Third Edition
TankArt Nr. 1
Michael Rinaldi
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Jens Andrée added this book to his wishlist
TankArt (Rinaldi Studio Press LLC 2)
 
TankArt WWII Allied Armor
TankArt Nr. 2
Michael Rinaldi
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07. December 2017 at 03:16:07 Share
Jens Andrée added this book to his wishlist
TankArt (Rinaldi Studio Press LLC 1)
 
TankArt WWII German Armor
TankArt Nr. 1
Michael Rinaldi
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Jens Andrée added this book to his wishlist
DIORAMAS F.A.Q. (AK Interactive AK8000)
 
DIORAMAS F.A.Q.
Nr. AK8000
Rubén González
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07. December 2017 at 03:15:47 Share

December 06, 2017

Jens Andrée added the Hobby Boss WR360 C12 Locomotive (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 WR360 C12 Locomotive (Hobby Boss 82913)
German
WR360 C12 Locomotive
Hobby Boss 1:72
82913
2012 | New tool
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06. December 2017 at 11:33:13 Share
Jens Andrée added the Hobby Boss Railway Curved Track (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Railway Curved Track (Hobby Boss 82910)
German
Railway Curved Track
Hobby Boss 1:72
82910
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06. December 2017 at 11:32:58 Share
Jens Andrée added the Hobby Boss Railway Curved Track (1:72) to his stash.
1:72 Railway Curved Track (Hobby Boss 82910)
German
Railway Curved Track
Hobby Boss 1:72
82910
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06. December 2017 at 11:32:56 Share

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