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@carlpud Carl Christensen

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I'm a 40 and a bit year old Police Sergeant in Christchurch, New Zealand. Prior to this I served as a medic in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. I have 3 daughters, and I've been modelling since I was about 6 years old. I inherited my interest from spending time with my father in his model shed. I mainly do Armor, but will do whatever grabs my attention, as sometimes its good just to have a bit of fun.

Spring Thaw, Korea 1951

This scene depicts a 1/35 USMC Pershing Tank passing a Gaz-67, long abandoned by it's North Korean owners in Spring of 1951. The Pershing is from Hobbyboss with aftermarket decals of a tank that had been 'rescued' from Hungnam Harbour and [...]

Advance on Kiev

Not much to say here really, tells its own story. -The bridge is from Mirage models, is basic but effective for what I wanted. -Barge is the old Verlinden kit that looks quite cool when put together. -Flak 38 is Dragon. -Kettenkraftrad is [...]

Slow walk into captivity…

These 2 kits are the 1/35 Hobbyboss White Scout Car, and Masterbox 'Road to the rear' cart with wounded German troops. Both these kits have sat semi-assembled for years in my 'stash', and I never really found the right inspiration to build [...]

Loading up.....

This is the 3rd of my 3 1/35 scale projects that I've had going at the same time. Now my bench is clear for my new projects I'm about to start. This is a German recovery crew loading up a captured Soviet T-70 onto a Sonderanhanger 10 Ton [...]

M8 ‘HELLCAT’

This is number 2 of 3 builds I've had going on at the same time, and all just getting finishing touches added to them before I have been able to declare them 'finished'. So this one is now... 'finished' (The first of the 3 was my previous [...]

1/35 Takom Jagdpanther and flat-bed railcar (Plattformwagen)

This is a 3-in-1 kit containing the tank, railcar, and railway tracks. So with just a few wee added extras and some figures it really came to life. I wanted to show a bit of life with the tank getting ready for transporting instead of it [...]

1/35 Border Models Russian T-34E with 'screened' armour

This is a kit I had plans of doing in a diorama but due to a couple of issues, I didn't bother. The tank itself is quite different looking due to its extra 'screened' armour on the Hull, turret, as well as the skirting over the wheels. [...]

Abandoned monster

This is the 1/48 Hobbyboss Russian KV-2 'big turret' and the Tamiya Panzer IV. This is my first 1/48 diorama. Unfortunately there isn't a lot of figure selection out there but these Tamiya German figures are pretty good, and help to tell [...]

Normandy ‘Piggy-back’ ride

This is the 1/48 Tamiya U.S. Army 2.5 ton 6x6 Cargo Truck, and the Mister Craft 1/48 Piper Cub. The model deplicts the transportation of Piper Cubs in the days following the D-day landings as they were brought off the large landing ships. [...]

“WHERE'S THAT CHINOOK??!!! “

This is 3 Gecko Models kits combined to make a diorama where I really wanted to capture the urgency of a medivac after an IED ambush. Overall the British Army ATMP vehicle is an excellent kit with plenty of detail, if not a bit fiddly in [...]