Geçen haftasonu Macaristan’ın Moson kentinde epey kallavi bir maket yarışması vardı, yerel değil uluslararası bir yarışma ve katılımcılar arasında Türk bayrağı da olmasına rağmen kim veya hangi model olduğunu bilmiyorum. Ciddi manada şahaserlerin bulunduğu bol bol resim:

Bazı modelcilerin simyacı olduğuna inanmaya başladım artık resmen, zira adamlar plastiği metale ona buna bambaşka maddelere çeviriyorlar…

How to make a rock formation from Oasis

This is how i made the rock formation on my Matilda vignette.

Things you need:

1 – Oasis Floral Foam (the green brick).

2 – A real rock or a rock like object which is to be replicated.

3 – Tile grout, celluclay or similar casting material.


Oasis is an interesting substance, ie you can shape it but got to be gentle otherwise it crumbles into dust very easily and once it’s shaped, unlike a sponge, it will retain it’s new form – it’s a one shot affair and there is no turning back!

The stone in the above picture is a real stone, however it’s a geological sample and is of value, hence my need for replicating it without damaging it in the first place, otherwise i’d go ahead and use it eventho it’s going to be a lot more heavy. All i did was to press the stone directly into the oasis tipfirst, easy and steady with as equal amount of pressure as i could apply with and that’s all - rest i mixed tile grout poured it into the oasis. End result was very much satisfactory for the 1/72 scale imho.

Beware not to introduce any runny / liquid substances into the oasis tho, it’s purpose is to absorb very large quantities of liquid and retain it (blackmagik voodoo), florist’s material remember?

It’s uses are not simply mold making, i have used oasis as a base before on this Merkava vignette. It can be shaped and textured with a heat source rather easily such as a cooking torch, lighter or even a hot knife. Be cautious tho, it can turn into dust real easily which can be messy as well as hazardous!

Hope it’s of use to someone out there, happy modelling all!

Panzer III – WIP#02

Base coat: 3x Smoke + 1x flat Dark Grey both Tamiya thinned to about 15x regular gunze thinner, shot ~15psi with a fine needle Badger 175

Post-Shading per 5 fingers or Paine’s Stop Sing rule which would mean 1 basecolor (3 oclock) and 2 pairs of shades and highlights down from 6 oclock up towards 12 oclock of the said basecolor, BUT considering the scale of the model being a 1/72nd i treated em as a filters but a bit more thicker and applied via airbrush in this order:

Extreme shadows, ie. total vertical areas: 2x h406 + 1x h2 both Gunze, thinned heavier than the base coat.

Shadows: 1x Tamiya Flat Earth.

Highlights: 1x h56 + 1x h307

Extreme Highlights, ie. total horizontal areas: 1x h307 + 1x h305

After the post shading is done i mixed 3x water 1x ipa 1x vallejo gloss varnish and shot this only where the decals would come.

Applied the decals tho they were THICK, they took probably 8-10 applications of  MicroSol!

Further picked out the details for highlighted details with several shades of vallejo game color grays using paintbrush.

Finally applied 3-4 misty coats of vallejo semi gloss varnish, mixed with the same ratio as gloss coat before.

It’s ready for a little bit of chipping and then off to weathering.

Panzer III – WIP#01

1/72 Revell 03133

Primer is humbrol enamel gloss black for shadows, 1x gloss black + 2x gloss white for transitions (30-60degrees) and very diluted gloss white on vertical surfaces.

Chipping on the turret mantlet etc. are real btw due to the model deciding to take a plunge into the garbage bin right after i’ve finished with the primer while it was totally wet! I did clean off the debris but left the damaged paint on purpose, i wonder how is it gonna end up with after base coat and postshading – fear not to experiment whenever i can for i have the luxury of nothing to prove. :)

These paints are that i am PLANNING to use IAW the complementary color scheme in the background for German Grey #23282b

Panzer Grey

Complementary color scheme for #23282B

Matilda Mk.II

1/72 Italeri 7035


Weathering remains.



Hakan Fidan kaydının gerçek, yani kendi bilgisi dışında kayıt edildiğini varsayarsak, bu kaydın içeriğine lanet okuyan ey saf ve temiz insanlar; ben akşam evimde güven ve huzur içinde maket yapabiliyorsam, birisi elizabete takılabiliyorsa, berisi kedisini beslerken bordo klavyecilik oynayabiliyorsa bilin ki birileri tırnak içinde bu tip pis işleri gizli kapaklı hallettiğindendir.

Eleştireceğiniz şey kocaman bir ülkenin, devletin, halkın güvenliğini sağlamakla yükümlü bir bürokratın daha kendi güvenliğini sağlayamaması, basiretsizliği ve becereksizliği olsun, başka bir şey değil!

Eğer bu kayıt zaten tiyatroysa olayın boyutu bambaşka tabii.

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