Wednesday, 21 October 2020

1/72 (20mm) Italeri Berlin House 2

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

 

 

In an earlier post, I built and painted Italeri’s 1/72 scale (20mm) Berlin House, which is part of the Battle of Berlin battle set (the Berlin House is also sold separately).   I have built and painted a second Berlin House, which is the focus of this post.

 

The Berlin House is a hard plastic kit, which allows you to build a two-storey battle damaged building.  The model itself is comprised of the following components:

  • 3x floor sprues
  • 2x main floor wall sprues
  • 2x second floor wall sprues
  • 2x roof wall sprues

 

 

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

Floor sprue (x3)

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

Main floor walls sprue (x2)

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

Second floor walls sprue (x2)

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

Roof walls sprue (x2)

 

 

For the second Berlin House, I wanted a colour pattern that would make both houses look distinct, yet, at the same time, I wanted both houses to share the worn and damaged look of buildings after days of heavy fighting.  Thus, I choose grey as the primary colour for the building (grey is a colour associated with gloom and depression).  Blue was used as the secondary colour to show the once regal nature of the building.  However, washes of watered down black ink were applied over the model to emphasis the building’s battle worn appearance.

 

 

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

Berlin House front view

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

Berlin House side view

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

Berlin House side view

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

Berlin House top view

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House

Two Berlin Houses side by side

 

 

 

The below photos are ‘test shots’ featuring the Berlin Houses for my upcoming World War 2 website.

 

 

 

1/72 Italeri Berlin House


1/72 Italeri Berlin House


1/72 Italeri Berlin House


1/72 Italeri Berlin House


1/72 Italeri Berlin House

 

 

1/72 (20mm) Russian Infantry: Part 6, Building Italeri’s Battle of Berlin Set

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

 

 

Welcome to the sixth and final part of Building Italeri’s Battle of Berlin Set.  In part 1, I did an unboxing and examined the contents of the battle set; in part 2, I painted the T-34/85 tanks; in part 3, I painted the Panther tank and one of the German infantry sprues; in part 4, I painted the PaK40 anti-tank gun and the remaining German infantry sprue; in part 5, the painted the Berlin House and urban accessories.  Now, all that is left are the Russian infantry, which will be the focus of this post.

 

The Battle of Berlin battle set includes two identical soft plastic sprues of Russian infantry, with 16 figures per sprue (32 in total).  Each sprue contains the following:

  • 9 soldiers with PPSH-41 submachine guns
  • 4 soldiers with Mosin-Nagant bolt action rifles
  • 1 soldier firing a DP-27 (Degtyaryov) light machine gun
  • 1 soldier firing a mortar
  • 1 soldier carrying a PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle.

 

 

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Italeri Russian Infantry sprues

 

 

I built and painted both sprues of Russian infantry and attached the miniatures to bases (with the exception of one 2-soldier base, I based each soldier on an individual base).

 

 

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (1): front

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (1): back

 

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (2): front

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (2): back

 

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (3): front

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (3): back

 

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (4): front

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (4): back

 

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (5): front

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

Russian Infantry (5): back

 

 

My verdict on Italeri’s Battle of Berlin battle set: I really liked this product and felt that I received my money’s worth from the battle set.  For a $100 Canadian (approximately $75 American), I received the Berlin House, 2 sprues of urban accessories, 3 tanks (2 T-34/85s and 1 Panther), a PaK 40 anti-tank gun and 64 infantry miniatures (32 German and 32 Russian).  The models in this set were easy to build (fast assembly tank kits), which is ideal for someone like me, who prefers painting over building complex models.  The Berlin House is a huge model and an ‘eye catching’ terrain piece for the tabletop. I was so impressed with the Battle of Berlin set, that I purchased a second battle set.

 

 

 

1/72 Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set

The completed Italeri Battle of Berlin battle set.

1/72 (20mm) Italeri Berlin House 2

    In an earlier post , I built and painted Italeri’s 1/72 scale (20mm) Berlin House, which is part of the Battle of Berlin battle set ...