The 2017 IPMS- SilverWings in Sacramento once again put on a great show with a broad range of high quality entries. The 1/35 Armor and 1/48 Single Engine AC were particularly competitive.
Modeling by Dennis Meyers
Earlier this year I found my stash contained three nice 1/72 Panzers; Dragon Pzkw III Ausf. J., Dragon Jadgpanther and this Hasagawa Panther. I thought a trio of petite Panzers would be a great addition to my collection. This kit […]
Had a blast with this kit! Meng kits cover go together beautifully. Despite the unusual design of this tank this kit, like other Meng kits, went together beautifully. Given the subject, I was able to try out a lot of […]
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 […]
There were some high quality entries at the 2016 Hobby Expo in Rohnert Park, California.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]