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1/35 Academy M-60A1, modeled after a tank that I was a crew member in…….. L Troop, 3/3 ACR

by Louis Gardner on March 23, 2017 in Armor -- 39 Comments

Finally finished after 5 years!!!! I built this tank and had about 95 percent of it finished. It was sitting in my display case awaiting the final touches……………….. So I took a break from the Midway Group Build and finally […]

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1/35 Tamiya Panzer IV Ausf. J, Sd.Kfz. 161/2

by Louis Gardner on March 12, 2017 in Armor -- 22 Comments

Here’s an older build of mine. It’s Tamiya kit number 35181, and uses the kit decals from an “Unknown” German Armor unit. This model was built using Dragon individual track links and the crew members were sourced from the kit, […]

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Thunder Model 1/35 Case VAI Tractor with loader

by Anders Isaksson on March 2, 2017 in Armor -- 20 Comments

Following the excellent review of Thunder Models’ new tractor (http://imodeler.com/2016/12/thunder-model-135-case-vai-tractor/) previously posted by iM member Boris Rakic, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their second release in the form of the tractor equipped with military loader. And once […]

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2nd Build Report M107 175mm Mechanized Howitzer

by Michel Verschuere on March 2, 2017 in Armor -- 4 Comments

Setting: I reported earlier on the build and post-detailing of this Tamiya-Italeri kit out of the seventies. This build also suffered delays because of my workbench being unavailable for months due to refurbishment works in my home. The prospect of […]

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Hobby Boss PzKpfw I Ausf. C in 1:35, with Diorama

by Michel Verschuere on March 1, 2017 in Armor -- 10 Comments

Some history: This kit was launched by Hobby Boss in 2010 and is not the most recent version for the light German tank PzKpfw I (Panzer Kampfwagen) available from this kit manufacturer. The kit is well detailed with numerous small […]

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Aleutian 75

by Bert_j on February 23, 2017 in Armor -- 19 Comments

Joining the Midway Group Build, I thought a ground subject might offer something different. Given my glacial building speed, a newer release (2013) and low parts count (38 for the gun) would stand a better chance of completion by June. […]

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Dragon 1/35 British Army M10c Achilles 17 pounder, Italy 1944

by Gary Stevenson on February 22, 2017 in Armor -- 13 Comments

Dragon 1/35 British Armoured Division M10c Achilles from Italy when it crossed the Savo river in October of 1944 (I think!) Mounting the QF 17 pounder high velocity anti-tank gun, these vehicles were much feared by the German army at […]

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Dragon 1/35 SdKfz.124 Wespe

by Gary Stevenson on February 22, 2017 in Armor -- 5 Comments

Last of my German armour from our last club meet; Dragons 1/35 SdKfz.124 Wespe with the 105mm field howitzer fitted into the modifed Panzer II chassis in 1943 and used up until the end of the war in Europe. Note […]

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Dragon 1/35 SdKfw 234/4 Puma ‘Pakwagen’ with 75mm anti-tank gun

by Gary Stevenson on February 22, 2017 in Armor -- 4 Comments

Pics of my Dragon 1/35 SdKfz234/4 Puma ‘Pakwagen’ from our last club meeting, the 2 crew figuers came with the kit and I painted them in the German army late-war reversible camo gear for winter/summer usage. They look pretty cool […]

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1/35 Dragon Panther with zimmeritt

by Gary Stevenson on February 22, 2017 in Armor -- 4 Comments

Another tank from our last club meeting; Dragons 1/35 Panther with zimmeritt. I can’t remember which Ausf it is but it could be a G or H. Nicely detailed with the anti-magnetic zimmeritt applied.