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.
This tank is the evolutionary dead end of Soviet heavy tanks. Some people mark the IS-4 or IS-7 as the final example of eastern bloc heavy tanking, but the T-10M has the distinction of being the last of the dinosaurs to shuffle off to the boney[...]
Hobbyboss 1/48 Begemot stencils Foxbot Decals J's Work masks Wolfpack bang seat A quarantine-build that didn't really "fight" me, but it did struggle a bit. The kit goes together pretty smoothly. No huge steps or areas where you need globs [...]
The AMX30B is an odd duck. Contemporary tank designs favored increasing armor thickness and radical sloping to defeat anti-armor shells of increasing caliber, but the AMX design has almost no armor to speak of-- offering sufficient protection ag[...]
Originally, this was to be a large, substantial article about the large and substantial 1/16 scale SU-100 assault gun from Trumpeter. Fate intervened and decided instead to teach me the value of having a one-hundred-and-ten-percent level work be[...]
The T-55 from Tamiya, out of the box. Much of this text is from my YPG T-72 article (q.v.), and I have taken a similar approach to weathering this kit. In the ongoing Syrian civil war, the largely Kurdish west of the country is less of a conf[...]
The T-72 from Tamiya. In the ongoing Syrian civil war, the largely Kurdish west of the country is less of a conflict between the Free Syrian Army and Assad, and more of a conflict between the "Islamic State Of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL / ISIS) [...]