These Tamiya 1/16 plastic figures are really well made with good definition and assembly and all at a good price. All my figures up to now have been brush painted with Tamiya acrylics because they`re my paint of choice for the airbrush, but rece[...]
Arguably the most difficult and complex part of the build to date, the fuselage is now complete, with the exception of the cockpit coaming, which is added at a later stage.
As with the wings, the structure was built up directly over the plan[...]
Tamiya has been making a fair bit of hard currency over the past couple of decades with their 1/16 scale series of plastic figure kits, and their German Field Commander offers a mix of good detail and marginal parts fit.
Molded in # parts of gr[...]
Next up on the workbench will be this 1918 Harley-Davidson Model 18F. Again made by ENTEX. This will be the third in a series of four that I have built.
I am going to try and get it as close to the original color as you see in these photos. [...]
I am working on a hard-to-find 1914 Militaire. This motorcycle was, for it's era, built and advertised as a two-wheeled car.
The first thing that was necessary was to strip ALL of the chrome plating. Chrome was not in wide use in 1914 as it [...]
Here's my build of the Entex 1/16 scale 1912 Henderson. This was a great build with a few minor issues with brittle plastic. However, all in all, a very fine looking completed model. I tried to shoot numerous detail shots of this build and I [...]
Nothing special except the added base paint Vallejo acrylic
webbing belts from lead foil.
Adolf Hitler supposedly got the idea in September 1943, after Operation Eiche ("Oak"). Operation Eiche was launched on 12 September and included an airborne raid on Gran Sasso. The operation was planned by Kurt Student. During this raid, a group[...]
Let me start by saying two things; one, this is not an aeroplane so apologies if you're disappointed and two, I really suck at taking photos!
This little effort started out with a block of wood. Yes, a block of wood. One of our sons is a carp[...]
Originally, this was to be a large, substantial article about the large and substantial 1/16 scale SU-100 assault gun from Trumpeter. Fate intervened and decided instead to teach me the value of having a one-hundred-and-ten-percent level work be[...]