My next build was my first HobbyBoss (Tristar rebox) kit. A Panzer IV Ausf.D Tauchpanzer, literally “diving tank”.
A number of Panzer IIIs & Panzer IVs were converted into submersible tanks for the planned invasion of England [...]
Eva was the second self-propelled 60 cm siege mortar produced and saw action in the Eastern Front.
Trumpeter's Karl is a highly detailed model that builds into a menacing looking mortar once completed. The parts number is high but, the [...]
Something new and refreshing, a lot of fun and new techniques to try. So, there will be more vehicles to come.
In the aftermath of the Battle of the Valley of Tears abandoned Syrian T-62 filled the battleground. I chose two schemes of the Syrian army serving at the same front with contrasting camouflage schemes.
The venerable Trumpeter T-62 model [...]
After the Czech tanks, the time had come to build a Panzer III. I went for the new Rye Field Model Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J (2020 tool). A very cleanly molded & detailed kit with workable tracks and suspension. I chose to build as a fixed [...]
Still building in a loosely chronological order. I wanted to get the Czech tanks done before starting on the German made Panzers..
The fit of this Trumpeter kit was good overall, but there were some issues with gaps with the top plate at [...]
In March 1938, Hitler implemented the occupation of the Sudetenland (Bohemia-Moravia) and the seizure of Czechoslovakia. As a result, the Germans took over the Czechoslovak industry, including the Skoda factory, which produced the Lehký [...]
Since returning to this hobby in 2020, I decided to focus on WW2 armour in 1/35. My first purchase happened to be this Bronco Pz.II Ausf.D and a HobbyBoss Pz.I Ausf.A. I was thinking of building some german tanks in a somewhat [...]
I bought & started this kit in the early '90's. I put it away and stopped building because of other things in life. Fast forward to 2020 and my interest in scale modelling is revived. I acquired new tools & supplies.. most [...]
A highly detailed and a well-engineered model. I added Tamiya's M1A1 Abrams on top of the trailer.
Two major drawbacks of the Meng kit; rubber tires that after a year had big cracks. Thanks to the large number of tires, I swooped them [...]