All about AFV and other military model making.
Here is a line up of 1/35th Leopards from various manufacturers. The 1 A1 is the old Tamiya kit. I'm going to replace it soon with the new mould Revell kit. The 1 A4 again is Tamiya. Revell (old mould) provides the Leopard 1 A5A5. This model is [...]
This is the Tamiya 1/35th Panther G on the Miniart base. It's an attempt to recreate the latter stages of the Battle of the Bulge, when the Germans had to retreat, abandoning much of their equipment due to lack of fuel. I went for the abandoned [...]
This was a trial run at making a "Stillbrew" Chieftain. I started on this before Takom's great series was announced. I used a set of old plans that had been published in MAFVA (Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicles Association) back in 1981(!) Th[...]
Tamiya Chieftain, corrected to a Mark 5 with Clansman radio fit. I based the cam on the tank on various photos of Chieftains on exercise in Germany
I have a friend who does not have the time and possibilities to build models so I always have the opportunity to build a tank model for his birthday and Christmas. He likes tanks. I always make the model with a mat for the model and a hatch for [...]
It was the summer of 1978 the last time I built a tracked vehicle. At the time it was the new Italeri Sherman tank. Don't recall the version, but the type with the bathtub style upper hull. While perusing Ebay one day looking for a particular m[...]
Goodday to all , The main subject of the diorama is the 1/35 scale Commando Cadillac from Hobbyboss with 20mm cannon which was used by the Malaysian Police Unit during the early 70's to the mid 80's. The V-150 was used during jungle operation[...]
I decided to try my hand at something different so I got myself a 1/35 tank. I couldn't believe it when I opened the box, 1000 parts!! I've added metal tracks and some wires and aerials, otherwise it's out of the box. Hope you like it.
I will be starting my next build soon. It is the Takom 1/35 G6 Rhino, the 155mm mobile cannon developed by the South African Defence Force in the 1980's. As there are a few sites that show the amount of parts for this kit, I have not photographe[...]
WIP: I am busy at present converting the 1/35 Takom AML-90 kit into the South African Eland - 90 Mk5 which was based on the AML-90. Photos show some of the required mods including one of the actual vehicle as used in Rhodesia in the 1970's. One [...]