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New CSM, LM and S-IVB parts for 1/200 Apollo 11 LUT project

For the past few weeks I've usually gotten one more swing arm for the LUT up each weekend, with corresponding work to the pad base.  But for the past several days the pad and the mobile launcher have taken a back seat to improvements to the AMT [...]

In case you had the slightest doubt that modelers are crazy (:-) )

From the Daily Mail. 70 years to make all 484 warships that have served in the Royal Navy since 1945. Made with matchsticks!

German staff car.

This is a scratch built model of a German staff car.Copied from a 1/72 kit 4 times bigger.Made from pine and ply.

Croatian police biped

Futuristic vision of bipedal law enforcement in Croatian police markings. The Wiesel 2 was cut and rest is scratch built around it, with Spz Marder cannon for light targets and some german cannon for water cannon.

Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star

This is my fifth model here, the last member of 'FAC trilogy' composed of previous O-1E and O-2A. It's the most unusual and less known of three, the 'pre production' Lockheed YO-3A Quiet Star. YO-3A was a two-seat nearly silent observation and[...]

Battle of the Bulge Diorama 1/35

Hi iModelers! Today i want to show you my latest build, i‘ve been working on the last two months! It‘s a scene from the latest great german offensive in the ardennes region in december 1944 (also known as „the battle of the bulge)! The idea be[...]

1/12 Scale Datsun 240Z Banger/Stock car

A Kamtec banger racer in a dingy garage scene. This car was my entry into the first round of the 2019 UK BWS held at Chelmsford, Essex. The actual racing wasn't favorable as in heat one I performed poorly and in heat two the front axle broke. Th[...]

1/35 Chieftain Mk 10 Converted From Tamiya

This was a trial run at making a "Stillbrew" Chieftain. I started on this before Takom's great series was announced. I used a set of old plans that had been published in MAFVA (Miniature Armoured Fighting Vehicles Association) back in 1981(!) Th[...]

Scratch built type 45 destroyer.

This is a scratch built model of HMS Diamond type 45 Destroyer. I copied the dimensions from a 1/700 kit times 3 =1.233 scale.The hull is calved from a block of pine,the rest is ply.I also built Daring and Dauntless to the same scale.

Armstrong field guns.

Two scratch made Armstrong field guns.A 7 pounder and a 10 barrel Gatling gun.Made of pine.