iModeler Armor

All about AFV and other military model making.

Endgame – Berlin 1945

While I've been absent-mindedly progessing (well, we'll call it that) with my Royal Caroline wooden ship, and from time to time checking out the lovely builds on iM (and, just to keep in the loop, posting a few builds I've completed in the past [...]

M8 Greyhound Italeri 1/35 kit

I think this was my third kit to start. It is an OOB build that I started quite a while ago but only finished weathering and decals just now. Painted with olive drab, with white interior, spray cans with black for tires. Other parts hand pain[...]

M1A2 Abrams with TUSK

This is the 1/35 Dragon SEP kit of the Abrams MBT, with the Legend TUSK (Tank Urban Survival Kit) upgrade. The kit is a little hard to find now, I believe, and I got mine from someone in our club who was thinning out his armour stash. The kit i[...]

Trumpeter BMP 1

Couple week's work. Nearing completion now. Still detail work and some weathering with pigments and the like to go. Really nice build.

M5A1 Stuart Tamiya 1/35 kit

This was my first armour kit when I started out a while ago. It is OOB with no experimenting. It is hand painted with Model Master acrylic olive drab and black tracks. There is no weathering other than a black wash and some highlighting. Not[...]

KV II Tamiya 1/35 kit

This is an OOB build to start my first experiments with weathering. I used MIG Russian earth pigments to make the mud for running gear and lower hull. Dark gray paint for chips on the top coat and black pastels for exhaust stains. I tried to [...]

Sd. Kfz.139 7.62cm Pak36(r) auf Gw.38(t)

This is Tamya's Marder III in 1/35. It's a real Nice kit and goes together quite well. Lots better then my bad pictures show. For the non tread heads out there this is a Russian 7.62 cm anti tank gun mounted on the do everything 38(T) Czech chas[...]

Braille Scale Challenger II

OOB build of British Challenger II. 1/72nd scale. Nato scheme is free-hand airbrush with mild weathering. Antenna are paint brush bristles. It's hard to beat Revell of Germany armor in this scale.

Tamiya 1/35 Scale Panzerkamfwagen VI Tiger I (Early Production)

I bought this model at a garage sale for $1.50. The box was crushed and water damaged, most of the parts had been twisted off the sprues and hand painted some sort of grey color that was nowhere near anything painted on a WWII German Tiger tank[...]

Tiny Tank— Type 94 Tankette

Large numbers of cheap armored vehicles worked fine against lightly armed opponents in the 1930's, in this case against China. These little things were also to pull supply trailers with them, to help with the Long Chinese distances. Later, up ag[...]