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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.

Objekt 272 T-10M, Meng 1//35

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[...]

Sukhoi Su-27P, Ukraine VVS.

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 [...]

Meng 1/35 AMX30B

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[...]

Trumpeter 1/16 SU-100, or “How to determine your workbench is level for only 200 dollars”

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[...]

Yekîneyên Parastina Gel T-55

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[...]

Yekîneyên Parastina Gel T-72

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) [...]