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Tamiya Stug IV

The Tamiya armor kits are great week long builds. The rubber band tracks are acceptable and a nice break from the link and length tracks that can sometimes take hours to assemble. This kit is my first attempt at making may own tarps and [...]

Academy 1/72 IL-2 Stormovik

Finished this Xmas present that my daughter gave me. Academy 1/72nd aircraft kits are good quality (IMHO) but this kit maybe just a little over-engineered. The cockpit assembly is nicely detailed but I almost broke it trying to fit it [...]

Creepy Jeepy Thingies

Just some fun kits that take a couple of days to build and the rest of the week to paint and weather. A Dragon Kettenkrad, an Italeri Kubelwagen, a Tamiya SAS Desert Rat Jeep and a Willys. All 1/35. The Dragon Kettenkrad has a more pieces [...]

How To ...Stay Organized

Found this desktop folder holder at a garage sale. Has separations for 7 folders, or 7 sprues in alphabetical order! No more fumbling thru the box.

Hasegawa 1/72 F4U Corsair

Some good and some bad came out of this kit for me. The good; I managed to build the kit without breaking off the rear fuselage antenna or wing tip pitot tube which came molded into their respective parts, I experimented with hair spray [...]

Tamiya 1/35 Panzer II and more......

I grabbed this $13 Tamiya kit off the shelf intending it to be a weekend build. It turned into a week full of evenings building and experimenting with preshading, Tamiya putty, Vallejo pigments and oil washes. It's amazing the difference [...]

Das Werk 1/35 Panther

This is a great kit that took up most of February . It's my first Das Werk build and I was impressed with the level of detail and quality of engineering. This kit as originally issued contained a full interior. This later issue excludes [...]

Tamiya Marder I @ 1/35

I've been modulating between aircraft and armor. This kit looked interesting. WW II was changing for Germany and as the prospect for victory was fading, the Wehrmacht moved from an offensive to defensive posture in armor. Basically, their [...]

Sherman Easy Eight European Theater, Tamiya 1/35

I've been building airplane kits and can't seem to get the tiny details right so I temporarily switched to armored fighting vehicles which, for now, seem a little more forgiving. This Tamiya kit goes together wonderfully, and I learned [...]

Tiger I 1/35 Tamiya

A good friend once said to me.."Get a hobby, any hobby, you'll always learn something". So I purchased this Tamiya Tiger and learned about Michael Wittman. This was a fun two week build and I got to practice weathering effects. [...]