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Tamiya M10 IIC Achilles 1/48

by Dennis Meyers on November 25, 2016 in Armor -- 12 Comments

The 17pdr Achilles was a British adaptation of the American M10 TD armed with a very effective 17 pounder anti-tank gun, similar to the Sherman Firefly. As with all other Tamiya 1:48 kits I’ve tried, this was nearly flawless which […]

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Hobby Expo 2016

by Dennis Meyers on November 22, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 10 Comments

There were some high quality entries at the 2016 Hobby Expo in Rohnert Park, California.

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Tamiya, 1/48 scale Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf. E/F

by Dennis Meyers on October 3, 2016 in Armor -- 8 Comments

Tamiya’s quarter scale armor kits are awesome. This one is no exception. The fit is great and builds up like a dream. leaves lots of time for painting. I used everything in the toolbox to paint and weather…AK primers, Tamiya […]

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Jadgpanther 1:72 Dragon

by Dennis Meyers on August 29, 2016 in Armor -- 9 Comments

Besides wanting to add one of these beasts to my display, the “Die Cast Metal Parts Included” intrigued me. The well detailed hull, tub/suspension are cast metal, already primed. Fitting the two pieces together require some filing and adjusting–not easily […]

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Dusty Dragon 1:72 Pzkw III

by Dennis Meyers on July 31, 2016 in Armor -- 6 Comments

Can’t let my friend Scott’s great Sumoa go unanswered. I just finished a Dragon Pzkw III Ausf. J. Great little kit. Plenty of detail for the scale. Painted predominantly with Tamiya German Gray and Deck Tan applied in washes and […]

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Eduard 1/48th Spitfire Mk.IXc

by Dennis Meyers on June 30, 2016 in Aviation -- 19 Comments

This is the January Random Award Prize from iModeler. Thanks Martin! It is also my answer to the Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hurricane shot my friend Scott sent my way in April (http://imodeler.com/2016/04/airfix-148-hawker-hurricane/). This is a great kit with great molding […]

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Big Sandy

by Dennis Meyers on June 14, 2016 in Armor -- 10 Comments

A classic. Tamiya’s 1:35 M60A1 with reactive armor. The kit built up nice but showed its age. This was a kit that could have been motorized so the rear end needed lots of filling and sanding. The biggest challenge was […]

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Airfix 1/72 Hurricane stirs a rivalry

by Dennis Meyers on March 21, 2016 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Note that this article is the next episode of a friendly rivalry between myself and my good friend Scott Nelson (see Painting a Spitfire on March 8) centered around new Airfix 1/72 kits. These are great models that stand up […]

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Something for everyone at SilverCon 2016

by Dennis Meyers on February 23, 2016 in Show Reports -- 9 Comments

The 2016 IPMS- Sacramento Model Club had a great turnout and something impressive to suit everyone.

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IAF Fouga Magister Airfix 1:72

by Dennis Meyers on February 15, 2016 in Aviation -- 7 Comments

This was inspired by an episode described by Steven Pressfield in The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War in which newly minted IAF pilots were dispatched on close support missions in Fouga trainers. Compared to […]