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Tamiya 1/48 Sd.Kfz 234/2 Puma

by Stan Traas on August 3, 2017 in Armor -- 11 Comments

OK…. my latest attempt at dirtying armor. Used most of the Hauler P-E set… the jerry can straps were really “fun”. Also used an RB turned aluminum barrel, Aber “feelers” (? dunno what they’re called) and added mirrors punched from […]

Eduard 1/48 Bf 108

by Stan Traas on May 23, 2017 in Aviation -- 14 Comments

Finished this (Whoops- forgot to do the exhaust stains! šŸ™ ) just before the Emil, but missed taking pics. I really wondered about the “Taifun” logo being present on top of the camouflage, but found a photo (hopefully not re-touched) […]

Bf 109E-4 in my favorite schemeā€¦.

by Stan Traas on May 5, 2017 in Aviation -- 17 Comments

…. the venerable Tamiya E4/7 kit with crucial decals supplied by the most helpful and generous Mr. Randy Lutz. Other decals scrounged from various sources. Used an Eduard cockpit set and Quickboost gun barrels. Lazied out on brake lines and […]

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 favoritesā€¦.

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 yearsā€¦

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) šŸ˜‰ 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 […]