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Messerschmitt 109 G-6 J.Gr.50 Oblt Alfred Grislawski

The machine was built from the 1:48 Hasegawa kit, the white crosses, as well as the boundary lines are taped off and sprayed. The German Kubelwagen comes from Tamiya, the characters are from ICM.

“Berlin, April 1945″

Here's my small dio/vignette featuring Tamiya's JSU-152. It's intended to depict the Soviets advancing through Berlin in early April 1945, right before the end of the war. The JSU-152 was built OOB. It's a wonderful kit that goes together very [...]

Tamiya 1/35 M51 Super Sherman

Here's my Tamiya M51 Super Sherman. The kit was built OOB (out-of-box) with no extras added. This kit goes together very well (it's a Tamiya after all, right?). No fit issues, no putty, just shake the box, add some glue and paint and there it [...]

Announcing our December winner

The December contest has come to a successful end; it is my pleasure today to announce our new monthly winner. This time, a total of 229 modeling articles were uploaded to the headlines, bringing over 1100 user comments. Great modeling has[...]

1/48th Tamiya Mosquito, Sea Mosquito Conversion

After seeing the video of the restored Mosquito, KA114 posted by the editor, I thought I would post my Mosquito build here. I don't build much British, but I do love the Mosquito and think that it is one of the best looking aircraft ever produc[...]

How to: Achieve a mirror-like metal finish using Alclad

Here's a short video workshop on natural metal finishes with Jay Laverty at the Lier convention 2010, in which Larry demonstrates how to achieve a mirror-like metal finish with Alclad.

Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw190D-9

This kit was built almost out of the box and went together without much assistance from me, the only additions being some light riveting, p/e belts, and brake lines from wire. Paints are Floquil RLM 04 Yellow, 76 Lichtblau, 81 Dunkelgrun and 82[...]

Helldivers! SB2C-1, two SB2C-4s, SB2C-5

All from the Monogram kit. The SB2C-1 is the Accurate Miniatures release, corrected to be an SB2C-1 (what they provided was kinda/sorta an SB2C-1C), with 4 50s in the wings, the rear glass in the pilot's canopy, correct 3 blade prop, correcte[...]

ICM 1/48 LaGG-3 Ser.7

This is a nice little kit, and a reasonable build. First painted green/black, then oversprayed with tones of white, then grubbed up more than I am usually comfortable with. I also used an Eduard Color Zoom Interior that I found at a deep disco[...]

Airfix Seafire XV

Having double ordered Airfix's new 1/48 scale Spitfire XII & Seafire XVII & completed one of each with a great deal of satisfaction, I wondered what to do with the second pair of kits that would be more interesting than doing the same a[...]