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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 [...]

R35 French Light Tank Tamiya 1:35

My first wholly 2021 build--bought, started and finished this year. This is another great Tamiya kit. What more to say? I included Monsieur Le Commandant de Char to give a sense of the size of this petite 2-man tank. The peculiar operating q[...]

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. The T[...]

Hello & 1/35 Armor

Hello All, this is my first article here. I'm a longtime lurker and finally joined about a month ago. Greg Fabian's P-51B Shangri-La made me jump in. For a short bio please click on my name if you wanna know me a little better. This site has al[...]

M3A1 halftrack from IDF

Greetings to the forum members. On this occasion I wanted to show you my latest project: the Dragon M3A1 half-track, in 1/35 scale, in IDF version during the 1960s. It is the 2009 kit (n° 6332), and not the n° 3569, from 2016. The modifications[...]