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2018 in Review


Here’s a look at what’s been happening on my bench during the past twelve months. 2018 was a bit armor-heavy, appologies for that ๐Ÿ˜€

Tamiya 1/35 Crusader Mk. III
A quick fun build to test the AK Real Color line of paints. It’s a re-box of the old but venerable Italeri kit, just added a metal gun barrel.

Trumpeter 1/35 Tiger 1 late production
Review build, and a lovely kit, but will need aftermarket tracks to really shine.

Eduard 1/48 Yak-3
A true weekend build. Cool camo, colorful markings, happy wife ๐Ÿ™‚

Trumpeter 1/35 BTR-70
I love the reptile-like looks of this thing, quite happy with the result.

AFV Club 1/35 M102 howitzer
Another paint test mule, this time for Hataka’s lacquer paints.

Tristar 1/35 Pz.Kpfw. 38(t) Ausf. F
Fantastic kit, but not an easy build. Full interior and some fiddly PE took their time.

Thunder Model 1/35 Scammell R100 artillery tractor
Review build, and an adventure in mixing paints. More to come…

Hobby Boss 1/35 M911 C-HET
Review build, and my favourite project of this year.

Tamiya 1/35 Cromwell Mk.IV
Something to extend the British tank line… Not sure if I managed to pull off the hessian tape look.

Airfix 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3
I wanted to take a look at Airfix’s 109 line. Not too impressed.

Tamiya 1/35 Matilda Mk. III
Part umteen of my quest for proper British AFV paints. MRP for the win, at least for the Caunter scheme.

Airfix 1/48 Gloster Meteor F.8
My contribution to the RAF100 Group Build.

AFV Club 1/35 M54A2 5-ton truck
Final review build for this year, I simply had to do that silly camouflage.

Works in Progress


Right now I am into a couple of build reviews, so here’s some teasing…

Panda Hobby 1/35 M1 Abrams
Working off a reference picture, loads of fun.

Thunder Model 1/35 Gรผterwagen Gr
Another lovely kit from these guys.

Airfix 1/48 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IF
So far I am impressed.

Whirlybird 1/72 HH-52A Seaguard
Small scale. Resin. Helicopter. Has anyone seen my comfort zone?

Left by the Wayside. For Now.


Some builds are put on hold for now, mainly because Mojo.

AFV Club 1/35 M109A6 Paladin
I took a wrong turn while doing pigment work, now I have to figure out a way to save this project.

AFV Club 1/35 Valentine Mk.II
Part of testing the AK Real Color series, and the reason I really do not like them. Colors are way off, and I will have to repaint the whole thing.

Revell 1/48 F-86D Sabre
Lost the drive in the middle of decalling. Believe me, this never happened to me before ๐Ÿ˜‰

What’s Coming?


My goal for 2019 is to reduce quantity and increase quality. And to get the odd ship project done. If everything goes according to plan (lol), this is what’s going to happen:




Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6
Brand new kit, already on the way. Really looking forward to this one!

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Nathan James
A Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the iModeler at the Movies Group Build

Rye Field Model 1/35 M551A1 Sheridan
I skipped the new Tamiya kit to wait for this one. Later version, moar bettah camouflage!

Airfix 1/48 Spitfire FR Mk.XIV
Yep, a Spitfire.

Panda Hobby 1/35 HMEE-1
Who doesn’t love construction equipment ๐Ÿ˜€

Kinetic 1/48 IA-58 Pucara
I am really hoping for this one to materialize.


6 responses to 2018 in Review

  1. Very nice presentation, Boris….nice all-around job!

  2. Fantastic builds, Boris! You know which one I like best, but the rest are awesome. I don’t know how you got all this done. Impressive, to say the least.

  3. Top builds Boris.

  4. Impeccable skill and beautiful photography! Look forward to seeing the rollout of 2019 projects.

  5. Fantastic builds Boris. Really like the Scammell Artillery tractor. Looking forward to your 2019 builds. The Pucara is certainly interesting.

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