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Challenger I Main Battle Tank Revell in 1/72 scale

Challenger I Revell in 1/72 scale Hi here comes my newest roll out from my small world of tanks. At first some facts: The British main battle tank Challenger I was developed from a design for the Iranian Army. It was introduced into the British [...]

Komatsu 1/48 Japanese Bulldozer

This is the Tamiya 1/48 Komatsu G40 bulldozer, built a couple of years ago. It's the second 1/48 Tamiya armour kit I've done and I can't say enough about how nice they are. This is stress-free modelling at its best: every piece just slots into [...]

Revell M60 A3 & M9 Dozer Blade in 1/72 scale

Hi, after all this modelling art, here comes my little M60 tank in 1/72 ( oh well). It is so far the most complex armor kit in this scale done by me. The tank itself has around 180 parts, the blade has around 20 pieces and its a little kit in it[...]

When you build tanks, you have to do at least one of these….

On a small diorama. A direct hit to the engine. Everyone made it out and set new records for the fifty yard dash.. Inside the engine compartment a lot of tin foil and some wire. I didn't have to follow any specific protocol as it was blown up. [...]

Relics from Mom’s House…ancient armor artifacts…

The 70's just don't seem that long ago....gad I've been doing this awhile. I left my parent's bosom at age 27 in 1982, but plenty of bits of me remain behind in the basement, among them these plastic beasties. At the time these were state of the[...]

My Only Build Without Wings – Tamiya 1/48 Flakpanzer Mobelwagen

Ok - I had been noticing this series of 1/48 scale armor kits that Tamiya has steadily been releasing, and reading a lot of favorable reviews. I wanted a 'quick' fun build, so when I saw this i thought I would give it a try. I can honestly say[...]

Tamiya 1/48 Sherman Firefly Ic

This is my seventh completed model this year. I painted it with Vallejo acrylics and weathered it with a mix of Vallejo colors, enamels, oils and powders. The kit was a very fun build. Construction only took me two evenings allowing me to get[...]

Tamiya Mark IV “Male” WW1 tank

The one that started it all is Tamiya's first WW1 kit. And a beauty it is, molding, fit, packaging, all are top quality. And, it "Runs", having a little electric motor and drive, with track links that snap together perfectly, and stay snapped. A[...]

Emhar 1:72 A7V Panzer Sturmpanzerwagen

A nice easy build. I converted the main gun to a socle mounting. I was happy with it until I had to paint the name and side numeral. Surprisingly, the name was easier than the number, but I wasn't in the mood to create my own decals... so it [...]

Night guard duty

Here is a single photo called Night guard duty. It was taken on my hanger diorama. Just two LEDs . California Steve