I always have been interested in the North African campaigns, WW2. The vehicles involved just hit me, and the way they get covered in their environment makes fun modeling. A tank I've always wanted in kit form came out last year. As weird as it[...]
... My first effort at 1/35 ships, the Trumpeter Z-25 Zerstorer (hmmm... Bf 110s... a floaty destroyer... seems to be a theme developing) ;).
Anyway, here it is. Used the excellent Master brass gun barrels, chiseled off the molded anchor chai[...]
Martin asked me a couple weeks ago if I would do the first "formal" (i.e., commissioned") review for iModeler, of the new Airfix 1/48 Spitfire P.R. XIX. Saying "yes" was easy and within a week the box showed up here at l'Chateau du Chat.
This is one of those kits that, after you build it, the thought of, "What the hell am I gonna do with this?" It's a big model. I have to say though, even though Trumpeter has a reputation for fit issues, that this kit is NOT one of them. I ac[...]
I actually got something done today! Finished sanding, painting, and started weathering the ships hull.
Another month has come to an end, bringing no less than 107 new articles at iModeler.
It is my pleasure today to announce the winning entries for February.
iModeler Best in Show - February 2013
Stan Traas' ( @howardcgreen33 ) Eduard Bf 110[...]
One of my later efforts, Tamiya's 1:48 scale Heinkel He-219. A really nice model and a good build. Good detail inside and out, and most importantly, the fit was excellent so that negated a WHOLE lot of sanding.
The cockpit is a unique arrang[...]
Mitchell on my bench got the decals.
You can follow the steps of construction from "Work in Progress- Aircraft" section.
Looks like an interesting subject, and not too shabby in the box either!
Freddie from LI
The Ki-43 has long been one of my favorite Japanese aircraft of the Second World War. Over the years I have built many in pretty much every scale they have been produced in. My favorite, has to be Nichimo's Ki-43 Ic. Hasegawa released a bunch[...]