I wanted achieve a highly weathered effect so I used large amounts of washes and weathering techniques. I wanted to make some parts look like they were covered with clothes so I made these clothes out of tin foil. The dock is scratchbuilt.
Well it's been quite a long time, but I'm back! I've been very busy for the last few months and I just got back to modeling. This model is my most recent build, taking me a few months on and off. This is the tamiya 1/350 scale Japanese Navy Y[...]
This build took 4 month, spending about 5 hours a week. It became quite a terrifying experience towards the end, because I know if I were to make a mistake or an accident, it would deny months of effort, I’m just glad I made it to the end unscat[...]
1/350 Scale Manufacturer : Very Fire The quality of this kit is pretty good. The quality of etching is good, but I think it's a pretty serious problem that there's not a single spare part of it, such as anti-aircraft guns. If you lose parts o[...]
The mighty Warspite. From the great naval engagement of Jutland in 1916 to 28 years later, 1944, being the first ship to open fire on D Day, a massive legend of a ship. More honours awarded than any other ship in the mighty Royal Navy. Hit by na[...]
Hi Fellow iModelers: Today my daughter, Rebekah, and I had the pleasure and honor to visit BB-64, USS Wisconsin, berthed as a floating museum in Norfolk, Virginia at the Nauticus facility. This post somewhat fits in with David's "On This Day" [...]
Finally found the time to finish this one.
Well I'm back and I just finished my academy 1/350 scale German battleship Bismarck. It measures at about two and a half feet (28in - 72cm) and took about 6 month to finish (on and off). Some of the pros and cons were: Pros: 1. Great size. 2[...]
In 1931, Germany launched the Panzerschiff Deutschland, the first of a class of three commerce raiders, the following ones being the Admiral Scheer and the Graf Spee. These ships were somewhat condescendingly labelled ”pocket battleships” but[...]
One of my older models this time. This is the Tamiyas new tool Yamato with the Pontos advanced set. Some minor modifications and scrachbuild details. I tried to depict her as she was on the morning of her last day in April 7th 1945. I used Gun[...]