Modeling by Wes Pennest


Meng 1/35 AMX30B

by Wes Pennest on March 13, 2015 in Armor -- 20 Comments

The AMX30B is an odd duck. Contemporary tank designs favored increasing armor thickness and radical sloping to defeat anti-armor shells of increasing caliber, but the AMX design has almost no armor to speak of– offering sufficient protection against small arms […]

SU-100 20 let Soteskogo Uzbekistana

Trumpeter 1/16 SU-100, or “How to determine your workbench is level for only 200 dollars”

by Wes Pennest on August 28, 2014 in Armor -- 8 Comments

Originally, this was to be a large, substantial article about the large and substantial 1/16 scale SU-100 assault gun from Trumpeter. Fate intervened and decided instead to teach me the value of having a one-hundred-and-ten-percent level work bench that is […]


Yekîneyên Parastina Gel T-55

by Wes Pennest on June 17, 2014 in Armor -- 10 Comments

The T-55 from Tamiya, out of the box. Much of this text is from my YPG T-72 article (q.v.), and I have taken a similar approach to weathering this kit. In the ongoing Syrian civil war, the largely Kurdish west […]


Yekîneyên Parastina Gel T-72

by Wes Pennest on June 11, 2014 in Armor -- 14 Comments

The T-72 from Tamiya. In the ongoing Syrian civil war, the largely Kurdish west of the country is less of a conflict between the Free Syrian Army and Assad, and more of a conflict between the “Islamic State Of Iraq […]