• Scale Models

    F-16 and P-61

    by  • December 11, 2012 • Scale Models • 0 Comments

    One new project and one old in-progress project. The first is an F-16CJ Wild Weasel in 1/32 scale. The model is by Academy, and it’s big. Lots of parts and some build challenges so far. The biggest challenge was the lower half of the fuselage, which seemed to be slightly bent. The air intake...

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    Model Gallery – Tiger I in Progress

    by  • April 26, 2009 • Scale Models • 0 Comments

    This is the engine, transmission, gearbox and drivers equipment and instruments from an early version of the formidable German Tiger I.   This model is from Academy, and includes a complete interior.  Because of that, I’m taking my time with the build, painting the interior areas as I go.

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    Model Gallery – Panther

    by  • April 26, 2009 • Scale Models • 0 Comments

    A Tamiya Panther kit, built from the box.  If it appears I have a preference for Tamiya, its due in part to the fact that Tamiya kits are more available locally.  The quality if very high, too, which doesn’t hurt!  Because the model wasn’t engineered to have the Zimmert mine coating, I’m claiming this...

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    Model Gallery – Western Desert 1942

    by  • April 26, 2009 • Scale Models • 0 Comments

    This vignette is set in the western Egyptian desert in 1942, and shows a British M3 Lee tank advancing past an abandoned, knocked out Panzerkampfwagen II.  Both kits are Tamiya.  The Lee is from a very old Tamiya kit that was sold as a consignment from someone’s unbuilt collection.  I paid eight dollars for...

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    Model Gallery – Baghdad 2003

    by  • April 26, 2009 • Scale Models • 0 Comments

    A Tamiya M1A1 Abrahms and an Academy M2 Bradley from Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Both were built from the box.  The Tamiya was a simple kit to build, while the Academy was much more difficult.  Academy kits seem to be engineered with less support and thought to the builder, and the instructions also leave a...

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    Model Gallery – King Tiger

    by  • April 26, 2009 • Scale Models • 0 Comments

    The Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B was the final heavy tank to see action for the Germans.  Only 487 were built before the end of the war.  The tank mounted the feared German 88mm gun, but  was slow and plagued by mechanical problems. This is the Tamiya kit, built straight from the box.

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