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@tiking Charles King

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I have been interested in the building aspect of model making. I love building dirty trucks that look used. Show trucks are great to look at but built-to-look used is what does it for me. I’ve been building trucks since 2011. Before that I’ve been building modern military vehicles since 2002. Must say that truck building is fun and nicer on the eyes, if you old chaps know what I mean.

Business as usual – ‘After the war’

The short story for this diorama; is these two bike repair owners, are trying their luck at re-opening their place of business, after the take down of the Libyan leader.

Military Land Rover

This is an out-dated build that had been de-commissioned a long time ago. In other words, it does not exist in my collection presently. The scale is 1/24 Italeri model kit. Other than some scratch built parts, and some added small accessories, i[...]

Truck Axle Service

This is another small and quick vignette I made in-between my current major truck build. Yes, I have been doing quite a lot of them lately. I wanted something to take with me to the GGG exhibition in Sweden, in two weeks time. So I came up with [...]

‘Best in Show’ – iModeler April Awards 2018 (Thanks!!)

I just want to give my thanks to the jury that voted my burnt-out Cab to be ‘Best in Show’, for the April Awards. Like I stated earlier, I was completely unaware of this prestigious moment. I was sent a p.m., congratulating me on my win. I was c[...]

‘Wall of Quotes’ – (Something very different)

This was a very fast build. Took less than 6 days(roughly), to complete. It was just something I decided to do in-between another truck build I am currently working on. I was just playing around. I call it, 'The wall of quotes'. Just a collectio[...]

MAN – Burnt Out Cab

I have been experimenting lately with different burnt out effects, on various vehicles. After doing the burnt out car, I just decided to go ahead and try a truck. In the earlier stages I had to re-do some parts and scratch built parts in certain[...]

The Falke – Redux

Here is a model I did a little while back. It is Falke model by Hasegawa: As usual with practically all my builds, I like to give models my own personal touch. The Falke is definately no exemption here. I have heavily modified the original kit[...]

“Make a Deal”

I am planning a truck diorama, possibly two. But I decided to do a quick build. I do not usually do cars, but I had bought the 'Revell Citroen 2CV Sausss Ente', to do a futuristic project, but decided not to go ahead with the project any more.[...]

Random Award in November 2017

Ok all. This is a bit of a long overdue article about me being chosen for the November 'Random Award 2017'. My sincere apologies for not doing this last year, but I had other engagements that took priority over modeling. But as the saying goes, [...]

VW Buss

Another old build I did many years back. A 1/24 scale VW buss.I just getting the hand of weathering rust and aging effects on my models. I still had a long way to go but it is nice to see how far one has gotten over the many years of modeling.