Thursday, December 23, 2010
For the snow I used Gale Force 9 snow flock applied in the normal way (for me) with one exception: I undercoated the areas to be flocked with white paint. I'd read that if the flock application turned out "thin" you might see the ground colour underneath and I didn't want that.
So basically I brushed white glue onto the area to be flocked, sprinkled a generous coating of snow flock on, pressed it down lightly with my finger, then blew it off. Hey presto! snow.
The KV-1 is in 1/48 from HobbyBoss and was quite inexpensively purchased at a local RC hobby shop (!). The model went together fine (I left off the photoetched brass though) and was quick to paint: prime black, GW Catachan Green basecoat. Stipple on GW Deneb Stone, then follow with a stipple coat of Skull White, leaving green showing through in some places. Paint the national insignia and serial number (Ps.271-1, the actual number of a KV-1 in Finnish service), paint tracks, done ;-)
I've got enough figures for a reinforced platoon per the 1943-44 organization. Company Command stand, AT squad of nine men, platoon command of four, four rifle sections of nine men each. All that's missing now is air support... I've painted a bf109 for the Finns and am just waiting.... and waiting... on the decals to arrive from an eBay seller.