Article Directory: Armor

All about AFV and other military model making.

M3A1 Half-Track – Dragon 1:35

I think pretty much anyone who builds armor wants to build a Half-track at some point and I’m no exception. This is the first Dragon kit I’ve built since getting back into the modeling game and found it pretty darn nice. I built the 3-in-1 kit, [...]

King Tiger – Dragon 1/72

Well, normally I build planes, 1/72 scale. Sometimes I like to build tanks. This is my 4th tank in 35 years of plane. This is a kit Dragon (7361) of the King Tiger with the Henschel turret, around 1944. Probably there is a big mistake. each of t[...]

Mk.23 MTVR USMC Cargo Truck: Tow Vehicle for my M198 155mm Gun

Last week I posted my build of the Trumpeter 1/35 M198 155mm Howitzer Gun. I received some good feedback and some asked if I built something to tow it. This article is a response to that question. Yes, I put a good amount of time into this M[...]

1/35 AFV T-34 Tank with Interior in Winter Wash Camo

I have a lot of 1st with this build. It was, and still is, my 1st T-34. It is my 1st Tank model with a full interior, use of chipping paints solution, using real oil paints for weathering, and finally my 1st attempt at a winter wash camo. T[...]

Battle of Kasserine Pass, M-4 Sherman “early” of the 1st Armored Division, Tunisia 1943

Finally, this one is done. I completed it last night.................... I want to start off by saying "Thank You" to David Thomas, for coming up with the idea, organizing it, and leading this Kasserine Pass Group Build from the Front.......[...]

Tamiya 1/35 M40 Self-Propelled 155mm Gun.

The M40 is a fairly new release for Tamiya and it is AWESOME! This model OOB is a dream to build full of intensive detail, outstanding engineering, and excellent fit. It even includes the full firing crew figures which are some of the best I h[...]

Trumpeter 1/35 M198 155mm Towed Howitzer (Late)

This is the 1st and only stand alone cannon I ever built. I enjoy taking on different subjects and this fit the bill. This was a fairly easy, average level build appropriate for all model makers with a bit of PE bending experience. It is most[...]

1/35 Tamiya M60A1 USMC MBT with Reactive Armor: Desert Warrior

The M60 series although outdated is still my favorite tank of all time. I think it just looks like a MBT and to me represents an outstanding war machine of the cold-war era. It has that heavy, rough, and tough look that represents USMC Armor a[...]

Tamiya Type 74 1/35

I've always liked the Type 74. Part of the reason was that this tank was similar to the Swedish S tanks that could alter the hull’s angle and height with its hydroneumatic suspension. The kit went together well. The only issue I had was me te[...]

Norwegian Army NM-116 BAttle Tank: Highly Upgraded & Modified M24

1/35 AFV NM116 Norwegian Battle Tank. This tank is essentially the venerable Korean war M24 Chaffee which were provided to the Norwegian army. They then greatly updated and modified it to meet their needs renaming it the NM116. I saw the box [...]