Article Directory: Armor

All about AFV and other military model making.

Tamiya 1/35 AAPV7 w/UGWS

I picked this one up at a local model show for $10. Again built stock out-of-box. Painted with Model Master acrylics and weathered with oil washes, filters and pastels. Figure painting is certainly not my forte, especially modern US 3-tone […]

More metal with a side of rivets….Fine Molds 1/35 Japanese Army type 89 Medium tank….

Still on an armor run. This one was actually a great surprise Boithday gift from my kid last year (January 22) and a fabulous gift it was. I probably never would have bothered to get it, as it came in […]

Vickers Crossley armored car

Hello, for my first article I present the Pit Road Vickers Crossely 1/35 scale armored car. Acquired from Hobby Link Japan just before Christmas this was a nice easy build. All the parts were well fitting and parts count low, […]

“Berlin, April 1945″

Here’s my small dio/vignette featuring Tamiya’s JSU-152. It’s intended to depict the Soviets advancing through Berlin in early April 1945, right before the end of the war. The JSU-152 was built OOB. It’s a wonderful kit that goes together very […]

Tamiya 1/35 M51 Super Sherman

Here’s my Tamiya M51 Super Sherman. The kit was built OOB (out-of-box) with no extras added. This kit goes together very well (it’s a Tamiya after all, right?). No fit issues, no putty, just shake the box, add some glue […]

1/35 M1025 Humvee

I had no plan to build a Humvee of any sort until Tamiya announced their M1025. Just one of those cases where I had the urge to build something just because it was a Tamiya kit and I knew it […]

1/35 M24 Chaffee

This little scene portrays a Chaffee with its crew scouting for enemy activity on the outskirts of a German town during the late winter of 1945. The kit used is the newish Bronco offering built largely out of the box. […]

Tamiya 1/35 – M-51 Sherman

A period of me-time between contracts afforded the opportunity to make Tamiya’s new 1/35 M-51 Sherman. I’ve been wanting to build a HVSS Sherman for ages and this kit is an absolute ripper – easy to build with fantastic detail […]

Battle of the Bulge M4A3E8 Sherman U.S. 4th Armoured Division Bastogne.

Hi Guys, Here’s a vignette of my M4A3E8 Sherman that I built using Tasca’s excellent Sherman kit. I wanted to model a picture of an “E8” during the battle of the bulge and I found a picture of one that […]

“Right of Way”

This dio is supposed to take place in the Normandy bocage on or immediately after D-Day. This is old stuff, the Stug is the old original Tamiya ‘G’, much reworked and kitbashed with parts from the Stug IV kit, with […]