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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.

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) [...]