A quick glance at what I work on at the moment:
This is Sdkfz 10/4 from Caesar Minitatures gave me both joy and frustration to build. Most parts would fit together well but the building instruction was terrible and had several quite big errors, but was also far from precise. I wont say that the plastic is bad, but still quite a few pieces was destroyed when opened the box, worst was the gun that was broken in two, luckily the piece that was broken of was still in the box even though it could easily had been falling out. Other minor parts that was broken of was missing. By checking pictures of the vehicle I could put it together and make it look reasonable, in the it was a fun challenge, but in the future I prefer to choose when I want a challenge instead of getting it because of a bad model. I added the number plate and the tarpaulin on the windscreen, put some ammo boxes in the back to a figure to sit on and added stowage in the front. The figures are AB Figures.
This is my first Diecast models a Panhard 178 for my recce patrols and two Wespes, all from Altaya. There have been some fixing to do before I can paint them, the stowage on the Panhard was really ugly, and when removed they left big holes in the plastic. I have to paint them before I can say if the quality lives up to the rest of my plastic and metal vehicles. None of this vehicles are some that I need very soon, so maybe I only paint the Panhard (have always liked the design of this funny little car) and wait a while with the Wespes.
Behind the diecast models a Marder IIIM from MMS is being assembled, it seems to become a fine model.
Probably a very easy task to paint this 105mm guns from SHQ, but still I have struggled a bit with them, it took me some time to find the right color and the wash didn’t look good at all – so how far they are right now is hard to say, I guess I will give them a dull coat and try to pin wash them one more time, normally I would use satin or clear coat but by using dull coat the enamels will spread out a bit and hopefully I can give the color some depth in this way. After this I will add weathering with pigments.