Alan Hobbies' 1/35 Scale
by Andrew Judson
Alan Hobbies 1/35
scale Bison I is available online from
Here is Alan's 1/35 scale Bison I.
For a long time I have been wanting to build a kit of this small, but
bulky vehicle. Even though I had the kit I couldn't find the inspiration
to actually build it until I purchased a copy of Osprey's Modelling
Manual 19, "Modelling the German 15cm sIG33 Bison and Grille" by Gary
Edmundson, who included a great write up on building this kit.
All was well when the building first started and then small fitment
problems, lack of detail, and other irritations popped up. Then the
real work began. It wasn't anything too difficult as seen in the
photos but out of the box was all I had originally planned.
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In the end after a lot of filing, sanding, filling and adding Tamiya
tools and equipment and adding some very nice Modelkasten tracks, it was
ready for paint.
Markings and Base
was done using an Aztek A470 airbrush, and Tamiya acrylics. Over this I
then used a couple of washes and then applied Mig pigments mixed with
water and left to dry. Once dry I then gently brushed of the excess
powder and then with a fine brush and clean water applied streaking to
give the effect of a vehicle that has been through wet and dry climates.
Next was the figure, which is a Wolf product straight from the box,
painted with Valejio and Citidal acrylics.
The base is a piece of craft wood with DAS clay as the base and then
covered with different types of grit followed by Mig pigments, applied
both wet and dry.
Once this was all set I applied the static grass, the old telegraph
pole, and the small fence, sprayed a diluted mix of buff and flat clear
and then epoxied the Bison and figure into place.
After finishing this small diorama I am very pleased with the end
result and hope you enjoy it to. Thanks again to Gary Edmundson for the
inspiration to do actually start and finish this kit.
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Model, Construction Photos and Text Copyright ©
2005 by Andrew Judson
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