scratch-built models and the art of scratchbuilding
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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 [...]
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)! [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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.
1/35 Rhodesian Rhino MPV
For this model I used an Italeri 1/35 Land Rover Series III chassis (as used by the full size vehicle) and then scratch built the mine protection capsule, interior and roll bars. This was the first vehicle type designed by the Rhodesians [...]
Scratch made 3.7 inch AA gun.
This is a scratch built model of a British 3.7 inch AA gun I made a couple of years ago,but I have given it a fresh lick of paint and added a few more parts.Stands 8 inches high,Copied from pictures and is made from wood.