iModeler Armor

All about AFV and other military model making.

1/35 M3 Stuart.

After banging out 20 airplane kits in a row, along with 3 in progress since COVID started, my mojo has waned a bit. For a little change of pace, I pulled this 1974 Tamiya Stuart kit from the stash and had some fun. I purchased a Star Decals sh[...]

First one of the Year. Polish 7TP 1/35 scale IGB.

Well how 'bout that? I finished a model. As it says, first finished this year. I have many going, but getting them done, is another story. I have always liked the looks and color scheme of this puppy. The 7TP was Poland's heavy hitter, a big fis[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Panzer III Ausf. L

If you're an armor modeler that really looks forward to the painting and weathering stage, you can never go wrong with Tamiya's 1/48 scale kits--hiqh quality, low parts count and detail that compares to larger scale kits. After doing some photo[...]

Unfinished Business – Finishing Off the Belgian Leopard

A few days ago I was sorting through my Leopard stuff and came across a few items of etch and resin. I then realised that they were from my Legend Belgian Leopard conversion. To my horror there was still quite a lot to be done, which I had not r[...]

Leopard AS1 Engine, Engine Bay and Drivers Compartment Latest Progress

Well, my AS 1 with exposed engine bay and detailed drivers compartment has made some significant progress over the last week. The work started on the engine itself. This is a mini work of art in it's own right, well done PSM. Work is also underw[...]

SdKfz 234 Puma. Italeri, 1:35

Hello fellow modelers! This was my 2nd car ever, and my first car and figure in 35+ years, but I had to try :-D It was OOB, with slight modifications and a figure from another box. Hope you like. Cheers, Manuel

Afrika Korps 88mm Gun and Tractor

I’ve always wanted to build a 88mm on its wheels, and was glad to see this in my preferred scale of 1/72 (1/76 is close enough) for $7.99 at an Austin hobby store a couple of weeks ago. I painted the completed assemblies Panzer Grey to represent[...]

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 pics.[...]

Australian Leopard AS1 with drivers and engine compartments.

I've started yet another AS1 Leopard, only this time I am showing the exposed engine compartment - from Perfect Scale Modellbau and the drivers compartment from Leopard Workshop. Both are excellent additions and worth every penny!! The weatheri[...]

Australian Trials Leopard Tank

One of my Leopard 1A1 (Revell, latest mould) has been re-tasked to a new purpose! I had planned on making one of the two Leopard 1A1's that were rented by Australia for comparative trials against the American M60. The Leopards were named "Blitz[...]