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@dmeyers Dennis Meyers

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Building models since age 7 (except for a short respite in my military years). Enjoying it now more than ever. I build across the spectrum but am biased towards towards historical miniatures and military vehicles.

Takom 1:72 M1070 w/M1000 w/D9R Bulldozer

This is nice little kit. The first of three components. It has a high part count for this scale but the payoff is very good detail. This is OOB with the exception of adding cables to the wenches. I painted it with modulated AK OEF & OIF [...]

Another Airfix 1/72 Ju 87B-1 Stuka (Condor Legion)

My friend Marty Sanford and I were inadvertently building Airfix Stukas in tandem (see Marty's May 19 post for his excellent finished product). I choose a nearly OOB approach, only adding seat belts made out of Tamiya tape. This is another ni[...]

Airfix 1:72 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X

Another nice Airfix kit completed. This is a very well engineered kit that essentially fell together. The only finicky issue was that the propeller/shaft assembly wouldn't seat fully in the engine until I filed out the opening some. This was [...]

Airfix P-51D 1/48

First completion of 2019. Actually its been in process for awhile. The Airfix kit is well done with no flaws to mention. Airfix's color coded assembly instructions came in handy in a few steps though. I added an Eduard P-51D interior PE set,[...]

Silvercon 2019

SilverCon 2019 was held in Sacramento California last weekend. Another great contest with high quality entries and great vendors. Also, I picked up a 1st place in small scale armor with my 1/72 M1A2 Abrams SEP TUSK II by Tiger Models and 2d p[...]

All My 2018 Builds

To deal with a tendency to take so long on projects that their inspiration date expiration dates, I set a goal to complete 12 projects in 2018. Even though a couple were in progress at the beginning of the year, it took some careful planning (n[...]

1/350 AFV Club USN Submarine Gato 1941

First ship model since a U Boat a few years back. This kit has good detail but with a number of fiddly parts like the handrails, propellers, and propeller guards at the tail end. This hull of the kit can be assembled full or waterline. The be[...]

1/35 Andrea MG 42 SS Schütze 1944 Eisernes Kreuz

Andrea produces great figures. The detail is awesome but lead to assembly and painting challenges in this case. Definitely not a kit for first time figure painters. I painted the gunner with a mix of oils for the snow suit and acrylics for e[...]

M1A2 Abrams Tamiya 1:48

Another nice and tidy Tamiya '48 kit of a plain vanilla Abrams. So, this was a nice no- frills project. The only finicky issue I had was with the length and link tracks that were slightly too generous. Painting the tracks also was more compli[...]

Modelcollect 1/72 Germany Rheintochter 1 movable Missile launcher

The menacing looking paper panzer really caught my eye. Model Collect covers a lot of unique subjects and this is no exception. Basically its a good little kit, but the road wheel, suspension and track assemblies are very fiddly. Not unusual [...]