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@johnr19067 John Richards

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52 years old and back into modeling after 30 years away. I needed something to do to keep me occupied due to disability,Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Fibromyalgia, I do primarily WWII figures, and AFVs, some Airplanes. My favorites are the Luftwaffe BF 109s, German Armor, and the American Sherman Tank. I have also built a few Star Wars as well.

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Rommel, Crew, and DAK Panzer III in Tunisia.

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 Vallejo pigment powders.

Panther ausf D at Kursk with crew

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

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 in back of this field briefing.

Starting to paint figures.

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 first I sat with a book and webpages open to figu[...]

Tiger Tank and loading crew

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 set, all Tamiya kits. I us[...]

Shermans of the Battle of Ardennes

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 one. The Tamiya kits almost al[...]

Hanomag Skdfz 251/1

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

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 hand with Model Master Enamel and[...]

Tiger 1 Mid Production

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 Enamel Paint, and Vallejo Was[...]

My first Armor model

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 1/35 SDKFZ 251 Hanomag. It came out r[...]
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