Modeling by Stan Traas


Hasegawa 1/48 P-40E Kittyhawk….

by Stan Traas on February 12, 2017 in Aviation -- 27 Comments

Well, good people keep trying to drag me from the dark side to the light….. and I always resist. Except for this time- A good kop (whose favorite A/C is the P-40) dared/cajoled me into doing a Kittyhawk. Credit for […]


Henschel Hs126B-1trop ICM 1/48

by Stan Traas on January 7, 2017 in Aviation -- 30 Comments

Another desert rat. I wouldn’t call this kit terrible but it does have it’s downsides, worst of which are a somewhat rough surface which lacks a lot of detail, some pretty poor engineering especially where attachment points and smaller parts […]


Oh no!… not another one of those snake Stukas…. Hasegawa 1/48 Ju-87R-trop

by Stan Traas on December 22, 2016 in Aviation -- 20 Comments

Finally finished this one- a battle royal. The day I started this Murphy’s law became the law of my bench. As usual, Eduard P-E cockpit & masks were employed and decals were from Eagle-Cals. I added a few things here […]


Evidently never posted one of my favorites….

by Stan Traas on May 20, 2016 in Armor -- 8 Comments

Tamiya 1/48 (there ist no other scale!) Tiger I initial production DAK. RB barrels, Fruil tracks, Eduard & Hauler P-E. Paint is my mix of MM paints, weathered with Windsor & Newton oil washes (mostly Ivory Black mixed with Raw […]


First car model in about 50 years…

by Stan Traas on March 29, 2016 in Automotive -- 12 Comments

Many moons ago I put away my paint & glue, trading ’em in for girls, weed and a Rickenbacker bass. Fast forward several decades- Traded the former in for a wife, single malt scotch and (plastic) 😉 models. Been doing […]


Clearing the shelf of doom & experimenting with mud….

by Stan Traas on March 22, 2016 in Armor -- 10 Comments

…I am dirt impaired…. an aircraft modeler who dabbles in armor, and my weathering reflects that. So now i try to place an AFV in it’s environment with limited success. All comments and criticism welcomed….. eventually I may learn to […]


Tiger II s.H.Pz.Abt 505

by Stan Traas on February 5, 2016 in Armor -- 7 Comments

Here is the Tamiya 1/48 Tiger II with the excellent resin zimmerit from ATAK Model. I used about half of the Hauler P-E set, and lenses were added to both Hauler and scratch built periscopes. Grab handles and headlight conduit […]


Mini Theme

by Stan Traas on January 30, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 3 Comments

OK, I’ll bite. No cars yet, though I do have a Ferrari Enzo on the shelf of doom. So here’s a ship, a plane and a target. Trumpeter 1/350 Zerstorer Z-25, Eduard 1/48 Bf 110D-3 and Tamiya 1/48 Pz.Kpfw. IIIL […]


Hot off the bench…. a 2015 build!

by Stan Traas on December 31, 2015 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

Here is the Eduard Me 262A-1a. Very good little kit, but I couldn’t resist adding a bunch of P-E from the Brengun set for the B model. My eyes have ordered me back to 1/48! Happy New Year to All!


New Cave

by Stan Traas on December 29, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 5 Comments

Finally in operational building mode after 2 years of moving, construction and repairing a horrid, inept contractors (lack of) workmanship, I can return to butchering plastic. Already have moved a few things around since these pics were taken a couple […]