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All about AFV and other military model making.

1/35 Tamiya Cromwell

The Cromwell came out of the requirement for a replacement for the Crusader which the British High Command knew wasn't going to be enough. Nuffield's A24 design was originally picked as the basis for the Cromwell, but it was powered by [...]

Older military theme builds

Here are thress 1/35 scale models that I have built. The Stryker ATGM and the LAV III were heavily modified and scratch built using the Trumper Styker kits as the basis. At the time I built them, there were no kit availble of these [...]

Why Paint That Bull’s Eye Right on Top of the Turret?

Maybe the French thought they would have air supremacy. Anyway, I finally finished up my 1/35 Somua S35 from Tamiya after having some bad luck with the camouflage on the turret. My original black outlines ran like mascara in the rain when [...]

Takom FV432 Converted To FV432/30

For those who don't know, the FV432/30 was an FV432 converted by adding the turret from the Fox. A lot of people think that it was a Scimitar turret, but that is in fact wrong. The base kit is the Takom FV432 Mk2/1, with the Accurate [...]

Takom Chieftain Mk10 Berlin Bde

This was the final variant of the Chieftain to see service in Berlin before the wall came down. I'm currently working on the wheels, which Takom have moulded the outer set of the tires separately. I'm using the Vallejo Acrylic Wheels and [...]

Takom Chieftain Mk5c Berlin Bde

She is slowly coming together! I'm at the stage of trying to touch up the camouflage. I've already made a base to mount her on.

Takom 1/35 Canadian C2 Leopard Mexas

This is the Takom kit of the C2 Mexas. I've heard some not too complimentary things about the turret of the Takom kit. As I'm doing another (Meng) C2 but with the thermal cover to the turret and driving area, I decided to [...]

Danish Leopard 1A5DK

This is the Legend Productions conversion kit combined with the Meng Leopard 1 A3/A4 kit. Again, all Danish Leopards came from 1 production variant, but unlike the Australian Leopards, Danish one's were all based on the A4. This is a great [...]

Australian Leopard AS1 Dozer

My favourite part is the weathering. This is the AS1 from the Leap of Leopards article I posted in the Armour WIP group. The dozer blade is Mouse House, as is the conversion kit, all mated to a Meng Leopard 1 A3/A4. For those doing the [...]

Dutch Leopard 1

Here's the latest with the Dutch Leopard. Now painted in Olive Gelb and sealed in with another gloss coat. Next to add some pin washes and weathering. The kit is the new mould Revell one, which I think is good value for money. I'm using [...]