Who said that modelling is expensive and take too much time? I just made this Sdkfz 222 few days ago, in only 1 hour and half. It cost only 10 Euros and the detail is superb.
Sometimes, to do this kind of models is very refreshing, and for 1 hour you forget the complex aftermarkets, the complex details and big scales. Highly recommended.

Ok, ok, now is time to paint it and will be more than 1 hour. Ah, the brand is ICM.

Mig Jimenez


Painting a BT7 without Pigments!


It seems to be that lately I am looking for alternative ways for many techniques that we habitually use. In the begining I painted a model using only acrylic paints. The PzII was an example. Then the Panther II were made without oils. And now, I have painted this BT7 without pigments. It can seem simple, but at the moment all modellers use pigments regularly, and it can be complicated to make dust or mud without them. But I like to know that we can make the same effects with alternative techniques, because not all the people have the same conditions. There are people that cannot use enamel paintings because health problems. Recently I have known to a US modeller that cannot use their hands to make scale models, and he should make everything using his mouth. Can you imagine to your self in a similar situation? For this friend from Michigan, it is almost impossible to use the airbrush. It could be very interesting to develop new techniques where it is not necessary that tool. Anyway, I like to prove and to make new things. Is easy to be comfortable and to make always the same things, but that, sooner or later is boring, and it is not my style. This BT7 has been made for the Japanese magazine ARMOR MODELLING. I hope you like it. Any comment is always welcome.


Parece ser que últimamente estoy buscando caminos alternativos para muchas técnicas que usamos habitualmente. Primero pinté una maqueta sólo usando pinturas acrílicas. EL PzII fue un ejemplo. Después el Panther II se hizo sin oleos. Y ahora, he pintado este BT7 sin pigmentos. Puede parecer sencillo, pero actualmente todos los modelistas utilizan pigmentos con regularidad, y puede ser complicado hacer polvo o barro sin ellos. Pero me gusta saber que podemos hacer los mismos efectos con tecnicas alternativas, porque no todas las personas tienen las mismas condiciones. Hay personas que por problemas de salud no pueden utilizar pinturas esmalte. Recientemente he conocido a un modelista americano que no puede usar su manos para hacer maquetas, y debe hacer todo usando la boca. ¿Podeis imaginaros a vosotros mismos en una situación similar? Para este amigo de Michigan, es casi imposible utilizar el aerógrafo. Podría ser muy interesante desarrollar nuevas técnicas en donde no sea necesario esa herramienta. De todas maneras, me gusta probar y hacer cosas nuevas. Es fácil acomodarse y hacer siempre lo mismo, pero eso, tarde o temprano es aburrido, y no es mi estilo. Este BT7 se ha realizado para la revista japonesa ARMOR MODELLING. Espero que os guste y cualquier comentario es bien recibido. Garcias.

The rear mud splashes was made mixing plaster and
AK mud and dust products.

Make a mix of the two products in a small recipent, and project air with your airbrush over a brush with the mixture.

First stages of the model, just with some washes and oils.

Maybe a will make a vignette for this BT7, but not now. I must paint the DIANA Bronco.
Mig Jimenez