My 2020 in review
Hi all, happy New Year!
Just a quick one on what 2020 brought for me. I seriously lacked modeling time 🙁 but did manage to finish three models this year:
1. Aco dei Fileni, Lybia (scratch)
This must have been the longest build I ever endeavoured, it was also completely from scratch. Here is the link to the article series and “the making of…”. I learned a lot when doing this build, especially regarding sculpting and carving the bas-reliefs. Here are some of the original pictures again:
For those who wonder what I did with this large model: LxBxH = 120x30x90 cm, I recently moved my company to a new office and I attached it to the wall behind my standing desk, as you can see here:
So for anyone Skyping, Zooming or Hanhouting me, you have the Arc in the background.
2. T-72 variant in Syrian setting (Meng+)
Wanted to build a bruised-and-battered T-72 tank for a longtime. This is the result. I also mad a little dio display for it, quite happy about that too! Here are some of the original pictures on that one, and also a link to the article itself.
3. BMP-1 Iraq 2003 (Italeri)
This is my entry to Chuck’s Desert Storm/ Desert Shield GB I was glad to join. I plan more entries there because I very much like this subject. This is the old Italeri kit, less good a quality for me but I decided against blowing it up, as so many have seen that fate in 1991 and 2003. Given the dated mold, still happy about the result.
The year 2020 was marked with lots of other stuff in scale 1-1, preventing me from spending more time at the bench. Amongst others were Covid-19 and the move to the new office, next to a lot more workload.
For one thing, I hope the New Year brings more time at the bench, which I really enjoy sharing with you all over here!
Have a great year and see you around!