Scale modelling, war and peace

My own thoughts about the hobby of military scale modelling, and how I managed to mediate it with the fear of the war and the wish for peace.

The existence of the confict in Ukraine, that has been lasting for months, led me to think about how I see my hobby of military scal modelling, and how depicting tools of war makes me appreciate even more the peace.

M14/41 – Assembling & painting

Assembling and painting of my model of M14/41, an Italian medium tank widely used in North Africa from 1941 to 1943.

This model represents the M14/41, a medium tank used by the Italian Royal Army during the Second World War. Since it fought mainly in North Africa, I chose to give it a desert camouflage. In this post I will show the phases of assembling and painting.

M14/41 and M13/40 tanks advancing in the Libyan desert, 1942.

M14/41 – History

History of M14/41, an Italian medium tank produced by FIAT and used by the Royal Italian Army in North Africa during the Second World War.

In this post I’ll talk briefly about the history of the M14/41, a medium tank used by the Royal Italian Army during the Second World War. It was produced by FIAT and it saw service mainly in the North African front.

Tiger II – Photo gallery

Here’s the photo gallery of my model of Tiger II, one of the most powerful and most feared tanks of the Second World War!

This model of Tiger II, a German heavy tank of the Second World War, is the 30th I've finished so far. I started it in July 2020 and, after a long pause, I finally completed it in December 2021.

Tiger II – Camouflage painting

Painting the camo scheme of this Tiger II was quite funny: I chose the typical late-war “ambush camouflage”, or “Hinterhalt-Tarnung”.

Some years ago, during a fair, I stumbled upon this Tiger II kit: this vehicle has always fascinated me, and which often sported some camouflage more interesting than usual. I chose a three-tone (yellow, red and green) scheme with spots of different colors, the so-called ambush camouflage —or Hinterhalt-Tarnung in German.