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@avispa93 Wes Pennest

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A humble styrene addict from the Washington, DC, area. I build whatever catches my eye. Recently, I've been trying my hand at applying armor weathering techniques to Gundam models, with surprising results.

Trumpeter T-84 and T-84BM Oplot

The T-84 is a development of the T-80 tank, replacing the thirsty and very hot turbine engine with a diesel powerpack. The T-84 still retains the legendary power-to-weight ratio of the T-80 family, at 26hp/T. Very early examples were [...]

1/35 RFM Challenger II TES "Megatron"

4 of 4 for 2021! The Challenger II is one of, if not the best protected MBTs in service today, with heavily sloped composite armor throughout. This is fine for conventional warfare where your tank can hull down with only its turret [...]

Amusing Hobby 1/35 FV 214 "Conqueror" Mk 2

Model 3 of 4 for 2021! I'd have done more, but gestures widely life gets in the way. The Conqueror was the last British heavy tank, armed with a massive 120mm rifled cannon and was intended to knock out Soviet IS-3s and T-10Ms flooding [...]

1/48 ICM B-26C "Invader"

A superb kit. No flaws whatsoever. A pure joy to build. What, you're looking for a build review? It's perfect. There's nothing out of place. I'd build a fleet of these without hesitation. Read Tom Cleaver's reviews for the nitty gritty, [...]

1/48 GWH Ukrainian MiG-29 9-13 #57

You'll have to work at it, but if you want the best Mig-29 in 1/48 scale, the Great Wall Hobby kit is what you want. It does suffer slightly from over-engineering, like miniscule air data probes that are handed, and you will have to use [...]

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning 96th FS – 82th FG – Italy – European Theater – 1945

P-38L-1-LO, s/n 44-23852, 'Beautiful B***h (let's see if the profanity filter snags this one)', coded 'B7', flown by Lt. John J. Kane of 96th FS / 82nd FG, Vincenzo, Italy, March 1945. Decals from Kagero's P-38 Lightning at War Part [...]

Kinetic 1/48 Mirage 2000

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. If you love the Mirage, look away. I love flying the Mirage in DCS, so I had to build one. I found the C/5F and B/D/N kits on sale and snapped them up. That's the end of the happy side of the [...]

Ryefield Sherman Firefly + M4A3E8

Sherman Firefly "Velikiye Luki" 2020 was the year of deals and clearance sales for me, which meant I got to build some things a bit outside of my comfort zone but got to beef up my modeling muscles. So, frustrated with the glut [...]

La La Lavochkin Land! 1/48 Zvezda La-5s

I get inspired by the planes I fly in flight simulators. Go figure. I've flown the LaGG-3 in IL2-GB and hated every minute of it. Once I stepped up to the La-5 I had something approaching the same revelatory moment pilots had when they [...]

Zvezda Yak-3s

Pain-free. Go slow, enjoy the build and mind the gunsight glass so the carpet monster doesn't eat it. The blue decal for the spinner is poorly sized and if you use it, the decal won't conform no matter what decal setting solution you use. [...]