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JSM Trench Rats and British SRD Jars in 1:16th scale / 120mm and the smaller 1:32nd or 1:35th scales / 54mm sizes
Now being released are the new JSM Trench Rats and SRD Jars.
There are also smaller Rat Pack Specials in all the scales above, showing these rodents together with the German Steel Helmets and British SRD Rum Jars.
Note: All the 1:16th scale / 120mm Trench Rats can be purchased individually / Hinweis: Alle im Maßstab 1:16 / 120mm Ratten können einzeln gekauft werden.
These model rodents are intended to enhance any dioramas or modelling scenes, historical or otherwise, but particularly models of the Great War period. As these creatures varied in sizes, the differences between the smaller scales of 1:32nd & 1:35th is virtually unnoticeable.
A selection of the new items and links are below:
Also new in this scale:
1:32nd (54mm) & 1:35th
Special – Rats in Helmets (only 1:32nd / 54mm)
Special – Rats with SRD Jars
Also in 1:32nd / 54mm:
3 x Spare Heads
French Infantryman – Kepi – Full Beard
Some of the pictures above are a design feature of the 3D programs, which are now used by me to partly create the master models. These are then cast in the usual grey resin common to the JSM models. Some objects are also shown transparent – this is to help display hidden parts of the model.
Dan Moore from Australia builds the JSM Mauser T Gunner Vignette. Part of Dan’s own text to this figure and painting – the pictures speak for themselves:
The figure is based on an officer of the 27th Prussian Reserve Infantry Regiment who participated in a defensive action during the Beaucamp-Cambrai offensive of September 1918. The figure was base-coated in Tamiya acrylics via airbrush, with oils used for blending, shadows & highlights. The head was finished in various Vallejo shades. All weapons and field equipment were slightly enhanced where required & painted using Tamiya shades. The basic plaster Vignette base was used, with pigments and foliage added. The poppies were fabricated from stretched sprue & crepe paper. The stakes & barbed wire were also scratch made.
Konstantin Kapitonov from Russian has sent pictures of 4 different JSM kits he has assembled and painted – 2 of the kits are combined into one vignette. I love the colourful appearance of these photographs and especially the rusty metal.
The all-round effect of these small dioramas is just wonderful. He tells me that he always uses water-soluble polyvinyl acetate tempera paint. The full set of these pictures are shown on the JSM Gallery page. I look forward to more of his work.
Another batch of 8 new 54mm Heads has been released along with some 54mm equipment & weapons. I have chosen this time subjects with less well known headdress types, incl. the rare Gaede helmet and Landsturm oilcloth caps.
The 54mm Spare Parts are mainly taken from existing JSM figures, along with a few totally new items. These are intended for figure conversions / accessories and of cause dioramas.
Another batch of 1:16th scale JSM spare parts has just been released.
I have chosen a mixture of standard equipment and some less well known subjects, incl. the rare German Poppenberg early type stick grenades.
The following new parts & links:
Another vignette from Holland, this time from model-maker and designer Roger Hurkmans. I believe the photos speak for themselves. I particularly like the groundwork detail and movement captured in this scene.
He has used some of the new JSM 54mm spare parts, which are due for release later this summer. I look forward to more projects from Roger.
Sorry for the long wait on this one, but the first JSM 1:10th scale bust has now been released – Chasseurs à Pied – French Light Infantryman 1914/15. This is the very first bust produced by JSM and indeed the first bust which I have painted. I hope the artwork (enamel and oil paints) is not too bad.
For more pictures / information. More bust are planned for the future.
Arie Allard from Holland has created this wonderful metal smith’s cart, as always adding bits and pieces from the JSM range. I just love these little dioramas. Check out the Gallery Page for more of his work.
The latest 1:32nd / 54mm single heads announced in January have now been released (see photos below). There are now 22 in total and include the different helmet types worn with the German gas mask M17.
More 54mm heads are planned for the future.