Modeling by Stan Traas


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 Cars & Motorcycles -- 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 […]

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Oh dear, not another Fw 190…

by Stan Traas on July 3, 2013 in Aviation -- 6 Comments

Here’s an Eduard A-5, 9./JG 2 Joseph “Sepp” Wurmheller summer 1943. After reading so many horror stories about these kits I had to indulge my masochistic side and try my hand at one. Of course I did not run into […]


The second Royal Class Bf 110… this time the E-2trop

by Stan Traas on June 19, 2013 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

Not the easiest to build, but Eduard’s 1/48 ‘110s build into very good looking models with a bit of patience and the occasional big hammer. I may have pooched the exhaust stains on this one- looking at photos that may […]


Hasegawa 1/48 Fw 190A-8, JG 54 Robert “Bazi” Weiss

by Stan Traas on June 15, 2013 in Aviation -- 10 Comments

My first Hase 190. Strong points are a nice overall shape, excellent very fine panel lines and, OMG, if you simply assemble the landing gear struts, everything lines up! (Are you listening Bunny boys?) Weak points of the Hase Wurger […]