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Despite the more than occasional deviation, I mostly build armour, from WW2 to modern.

Mk.18 Mod 0 CQBR

I needed a break from a number of more involved projects I was working on, so I decided to slap some paint on something I had never built before: a 1/3 scale firearm, in this case the Mk.18 Mod 0 CQBR by Trumpeter. Quick and fun build, fun [...]

"Cactus Cat": Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat. Tamiya 1/48 scale

After reading another book on the Guadalcanal campaign, I finally decided to finish this model I had sitting on the shelf about 70% complete. It's a Wildcat from VMF-223 in 1942, flying from Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, the famous Cactus [...]

StuG III Ausf. G, Grossdeutschland Division, Kursk 1943

This is the Takom kit of the early StuG G. Added some Tamiya figures and some stowage to liven the thing up. Fun and easy build.

TIE Advanced X1 (Darth Vader's TIE Fighter)

Picked this little Revell kit up for a small price. It was a fun little project and gave me the opportunity to test out some groundwork without running the risk of ruining an expensive kit. Not visible in the pics, but it has a detailed [...]


This is the venerable Tamiya Sturmtiger. I'm currently working through my pile of shelf queens and this one had been sitting in the pile of shame for a number of years now. I picked it up as a bargain, including the metal ammunition that [...]

Testing out the new lightbox

Bought one of those lightboxes that you can use to take pictures of smallish objects with proper lighting, so I thought I'd give it a try.

M1025 HMMV

This is the Tamiya M1025, finished as a USMC vehicle during the 1991 Gulf War.

Bundeswehr Leopard 1a4

Hi all, This is the Meng Leopard 1a4, built straight out the box. The model will soon receive a couple of crew members to populate the model.

Work in progress on a Bocage base for the Tamiya Marder 1.

At the moment I'm working on the Tamiya Marder 1 and I'm putting it on a small diorama base, since I like showing these vehicles in their natural habitats. The model, figures and the base are not finished yet, but here are some in progress [...]

Tamiya AMX-13, French army

Hi all, This one is almost done. Quick and easy build of the Tamiya AMX-13 kit, which is what you'd expect from recent Tamiya kits. For some reason this model got built, primered, and then sat in my "to finish pile" fort a few [...]