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All about AFV and other military model making.

Battle of the Bulge M4A3E8 Sherman U.S. 4th Armoured Division Bastogne.

Hi Guys, Here's a vignette of my M4A3E8 Sherman that I built using Tasca's excellent Sherman kit. I wanted to model a picture of an "E8" during the battle of the bulge and I found a picture of one that was taken just outside Bastogne, Belgium i[...]

“Right of Way”

This dio is supposed to take place in the Normandy bocage on or immediately after D-Day. This is old stuff, the Stug is the old original Tamiya 'G', much reworked and kitbashed with parts from the Stug IV kit, with tracks from the old Italaeri [...]

1/48th AFV Club, Sturmtiger

I broke one of my own rules and bought this kit a short while (probably 6-8 months) back when Squadron ran a great deal on it. I had always liked the vehicle regardless of its impracticality and the real lack of need for it by the time it was c[...]

French Cannon, model 1878, 1:48, scratchbuilt

So far I have not been stopped, continue to post my models :)) This time - artillery, namely French cannon in 1878. Caliber can be 120 or 155 mm, because the model will get a little bigger 48th scale. So it is rather a collective image of French[...]

Dragon ‘Smart Kit’ 1/35 Panther Ausf A

This is one of the few armor kits I have built. All of my armor is OOB, due to it being built for an in club build contest, which follows the IPMS Out Of Box rules. I chose to build this kit because I have always liked the "modern" look of the[...]

Two Tanks

Here are a few pics of my only armor models. One is the Tamiya Panther Pzkpfw. V Ausf. A and the other is the Italeri M24 Chaffee light tank. Both are 1/35 scale. These are the only two I've built so far and I think they are easier than airc[...]

Italian MBT C1 Ariete in 1/35th scale

This is the Trumpeter kit in 1/35th scale. It's a really good kit of the first version of the Ariete. Several resin sets where created to update it. Trumpeter released an updated kit that you can use to build an Ariete that was active in Irak.

Strv 122

Here's a little blast from the past, Swedish Strv 122 created using the Tamiya Leopard 2A5 kit and the HKCW convertion. Built by Anders Isaksson ( @aisak ) and shared here with his permission. A complete build-up article of this model was publi[...]

How to: Easy chipping technique with Humbrol Maskol

This video shows how to use a sponge, an airbrush and Humbrol Maskol to simulate heavy chipping on armor models. (please disregard the music...)

How to emphasize detail with pin washes

Washes, an important part of the weathering process were arguably brought to the mainstream by wargamers. Here is a 7-minute video from Wargamers Consortium to show you how to make and apply panel line and detail pin washes.