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A look at the new Tamiya 1/35th Archer

by Julian Shawyer on November 26, 2017 in Reviews -- 9 Comments

This is the new Tamiya 1/35th scale British Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Gun. The Archer was based on the Valentine Mk II/IV. (which Tamiya released earlier this year). The kit includes, link and length tracks, a detailed fighting compartment, 3 figures and […]

iModeler random award October.

by Julian Shawyer on November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 46 Comments

In October, I was very fortunate to win the iModeler random award. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin and all the team for the Airfix 1/48th Curtiss Tomahawk Mk.II I received. I’ve not yet posted a […]

Grumman F3F-3

by Julian Shawyer on November 17, 2017 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

This is the Accurate Miniature F3F-1 biplane. I made it back in 2000 when it was first released. I made the kit straight out of the box, which included the etched rigging. If memory serves me right, any of the […]

Big Beautiful Doll

by Julian Shawyer on November 9, 2017 in Aviation -- 33 Comments

This is the aircraft of Lt. Col. John. D. Landers, P-51D, Big Beautiful Doll. This is the Tamiya North American P-51D Mustang in 1/48th scale which came with Cartograph decals. The model is painted with various shades of Alclad 11 […]

F9F-2P Panther

by Julian Shawyer on November 1, 2017 in Aviation -- 36 Comments

Trumpeter 1/48 scale F9F-2 built straight out of the box just adding etched seat belts. Aeromaster sea blue was used to paint the model using the decals supplied. The base is resin PSP planking painted with humbrol metalcote with markings […]

Submarine Aircraft Carrier.

by Julian Shawyer on October 25, 2017 in Ships -- 25 Comments

This is the Tamiya 1/350th scale Japanese Navy Submarine I-400 with Tamiya Detail up etched parts set. Painted with Tamiya acrylics and white ensign enamels. The I-400 was constructed as a submergible aircraft carrier able to launch 3 Aichi M6M1 […]

F84G Thunderjet

by Julian Shawyer on October 21, 2017 in Aviation -- 22 Comments

Tamiya 1/48th F84G Thunderjet. Eagle strike decal set number 48143 The aircraft was a F84G of the 310th fighter bomber squadron, 58th fighter bomber wing, Korea 1952. I painted the model with various shades of Alclad 11 & Aeromaster acrylics […]

Tiran 5

by Julian Shawyer on October 14, 2017 in Armor -- 24 Comments

Tamiya Israeli Tank Tiran 5 1:35th scale What first attracted me to the Tamiya Tiran 5 was the box art. Going across the desert in a cloud of dust, the IDF Tiran looked all tank. The Tiran 5 was adapted […]

The Flying Tank

by Julian Shawyer on October 8, 2017 in Aviation -- 34 Comments

This is the Tamiya 1/48th Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik It’s built straight from the box. The only addition was the pilots seat harness. All the paints used were Tamiya acrylics. The wing joint was so good, I painted the fuselage and […]

Avenger

by Julian Shawyer on October 2, 2017 in Aviation -- 31 Comments

Accurate Miniature TBM-3 Avenger 1/48th scale. The only addition is the harness. This kit is over 20 years old now. This version was released in 1996. It’s painted in Aeromaster acrylic. Markings are from USS Intrepid.