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Tamiya 1/48 Jagdpanther

From January 2006: History: Considered the best heavy anti-tank AFV produced during the Second World War, the SdKfz 173 Jagdpanther designed to overcome the limitations of the earlier Nashorn and Ferdinand anti-tank vehicles. Based on the chas[...]

…and the Chieftain Mk 3 progresses…

Here's the latest update on the Batus Chieftain I started some time ago. Checking the underside, I always paint on the date the basic build (before painting) was completed, I found that this was done sometime back in '99! I guess I've dragged my[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Tiger I (early production)

Anybody who ever does armor, no matter what level of intensity, is sooner or later going to confront doing a Tiger (the ugliest tank ever created, IMO). This is mine from the summer of 2006: History: Despite the decision to mass produce the Pz[...]

Sonderwagen M8, Pt 1

Greetings to all forum members. On this occasion I wanted to show you a project that I quickly realized in the last weeks. Going through my boxes, I found an old Italeri kit: the M8 "Greyhound" armored vehicle. It is a kit that already has many [...]

Academy, 1/35 IDF M163 “Machbet”

Hi guys, Another IDF M-113 version. this time it's the excellent M-163 kit by Academy in 1/35+ Legend "Machbet" conversion kit. "Machbet" in Hebrew means: racket. Have a great weekend!!

Tamiya 1 48 Sherman Firefly IC Since the…

Tamiya 1/48 Sherman Firefly IC Since the first two armor articles have been well-received, here's another from back in 2006: the Tamiya Sherman Firefly IC. The British and Commonwealth forces first received the M-4 medium tank in 1942,in time [...]

1/48 Tamiya Pzkw.V “Panther” Ausf G

Since the Sherman was so popular, here's another armor review from a few years back. After the war, German tank expert Hasso von Manteuffel told Basil Liddell-Hart that, "Tanks must be fast. That, I would say, is the most important lesson of t[...]

Tamiya 1/48 M4A1 Sherman

A review from 2006. The Original "Black Panthers": Much is made in military history about how the Sherman tank was outclassed by its opponents, with the unstated message being it was a second-rate armored vehicle which only ended up in the his[...]

Tamiya 1/35 Panzer II and more…

I grabbed this $13 Tamiya kit off the shelf intending it to be a weekend build. It turned into a week full of evenings building and experimenting with preshading, Tamiya putty, Vallejo pigments and oil washes. It's amazing the difference you g[...]

1/35 German Atlantikwall stuff

A type of German Navy rangefinder in a armourd dome and the small armourd lookout . As used for the Heavy coastal batteries on the atlantikwall, some where on a concrete tower and other on the roof of a special type of bunker . Dome turned on [...]