Modeling by John Richards


Rommel, Crew, and DAK Panzer III in Tunisia.

by John Richards on August 26, 2016 in Armor -- 14 Comments

This was a great combination of Tamiya’s Panzer III and Master Box’s Rommel with DAK crew figures. This was my second DAK build. AK interactive Wash for DAK vehicles came in handy for this build, along with some MIG and […]


Panther ausf D at Kursk with crew

by John Richards on August 26, 2016 in Armor -- 12 Comments

Tamiya kit for Panther D, and Master Box Figures for crew. I paint by hand and am very happy with how this turned out. I used Vallejo Model Color and Panzer Aces paints, MIG & Vallejo pigments and washes.


Eastern Front Field Briefing

by John Richards on October 26, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 10 Comments

German Soldiers at a Field Briefing. I very much enjoyed this little kit of figures from Tamiya. I plan to expand on this Eastern Front Theme by adding a Tiger Tank in winter Whitewash with a Crew in winter camo […]


Starting to paint figures.

by John Richards on September 30, 2015 in Figures -- 18 Comments

I have been adding figures to my models to crease the look and feel. I have practiced and now I am satisfied with my style and way of painting figures. I do not do it the most artistic way. At […]


Tiger Tank and loading crew

by John Richards on August 22, 2015 in Armor -- 9 Comments

I have begun doing figures. This is one of my first efforts to practice painting figures. The Tiger is a Tamiya 1/35 kit Early production. The commander came with a Tank crew set, and the others with a loading crew […]


Shermans of the Battle of Ardennes

by John Richards on August 18, 2015 in Armor -- 15 Comments

Tamiya makes some wonderful 1/35 Shermans. There are a number of kits that are from Ardennes. I appreciate them making these all from the same battle so that they could be made into a diorama if one chooses to do […]

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Hanomag Skdfz 251/1

by John Richards on August 18, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 15 Comments

Hanomag Skdfz 251/1 halftrack. I did this one because I loved the first one I built and wanted to do another color. This is the later Dunkelgelb (Dark Yellow). This vehicle was on the Russian Front 1943.


Republic Thunderbolt Razorback

by John Richards on August 18, 2015 in Aviation -- 15 Comments

I have been behind in my postings. Hopefully I can catch up and post more about my builds. I have been doing more Armor than planes these days. Here is a P-47 Thunderbolt. Tamiya 1/48 kit. As always painted by […]


Tiger 1 Mid Production

by John Richards on February 15, 2015 in Armor -- 16 Comments

After doing the Hanomag 251 in Panzer Gray, it was time to do some Armor in the tritone camouflage. This is my Tamiya Tiger Mid Production Tank 131 of SPZABT 101 in Summer Normandy France 1944. I used Model Master […]


My first Armor model

by John Richards on February 14, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 12 Comments

I have only built planes up to this point in my modeling hobby. I love the WWII stuff so I decided to venture into Armor. I did lots of reading and research online and decided to build and paint Tamiya’s […]