dimanche 29 avril 2012

Silver for the Panzerkampfwagen B2 (f)

Today was the Modelforce 2012 show in Helchteren (Belgium). I went there and since it's not nextdoor for me I thought about spending all day there. I thus decided to bring two of my models with me to join the competition. Since that was the first time for me that I participate to such a competition I didn't really know in which category neither in which level I should put my models in. I finally decided to try the "diorama" category with the Chenillette Renault UE and "straight from the box" category with the Panzerkampfwagen B2 (f) both at the advanced level. The Chenillette hasn't won anything... it is true that the other dioramas in competition were a lot more eyecatching and the subjects were more elaborate...
But the surprise of the day came with the Panzerkampfwagen B2 (f) which won silver.

The show was really great and well organized with a lot of incredible models both at the contest and at the exhibition and of course... a lot of nice stuff to buy from the different shops / manufacturers that were present (yes I know... I'm weak...). All in all, a very good day during which I've learned a lot about modelling and also made some nice meetings of people whom I had never seen before.

THX Moveleo for organizing this nice event!

I'll be there next year!

dimanche 22 avril 2012

Chenillette Renault UE - Diorama

This is the update I promised : the Chenillette Renault UE completely finished and on its base. Tamiya’s kit is really great but in my opinion Tamiya’s figures details are far behind the other brands’ especially heads and hands which makes painting a lot more difficult.... Unfortunately when I found the Hornet French heads I was already too far in the project to change them.

 If you have any questions, comments or criticisms… don’t hesitate, they are welcome...

dimanche 15 avril 2012

Reference pics : Chenillette Renault UE

In case some of you also plan to build a Renault UE, here are some reference pics I took from the two vehicules  that can be seen at the « Musée Royal de l’Armée » (MRA) in Brussels. As you will see one of the vehicules  on the following pics was captured by the German army and has been converted with a kind of fixed armored turret in which was placed a MG34 or MG42. This version could be an interesting and original subject of modelling…

I mainly used these pics to add some missing rivets and details on Tamiya's model which is really nice to build and as always with this firm's kits ... very precise. The vehicule itself is about the size of a Willys Jeep.


vendredi 13 avril 2012


New project on the workbench: Tamiya's CHENILLETTE RENAULT UE. Here are some pics of the vehicule itself, its crew and its cargo. The diorama scene is under construction. Some update including clearer pics of the crew and pics of the terrain will be posted soon. Happy modelling!