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Special Hobby D-558 Skyrocket

As I have gotten older, I have taken the pledge to avoid all things complicated and small. But sometimes I convince myself that I want to do something that definitely doesn't meet my "keep it simple" guidelines. And so it was that I saw this [...]

1/48th Tamiya F4U-1A

This Corsair is modeled in the markings of VMF-422 as seen on Engebi in May of 1944. The kit was great to work with and went together smoothly with the exception of the joint line where the wing outer panels mate with the wing center section. S[...]

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop. – 1/48 – Tamiya

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop. Turkish Airforce White 5531 6th Fighter Regiment, 3rd Company Date of Arrival: July 1944 Kit: Tamiya Scale: 1/48 Decals: Tigerhead Decals Paints: Mission Models Airbrush: Sparmax SP020

Tamiya Chieftain Mk3

Tamiya Chieftain Mk3. Ok, the box says Mk5, but it's not. The kit is really a Mk3 with a few Mk5 features. I've used the Eduard photo etch set, which does lift this Tamiya kit. Although old, the Tamiya kit should not be written totally off just [...]

Kit Review: Tamiya 35346, 1/35 M4A3E8 “Easy Eight” European Theater

As promised a while ago, here it is. This review would have been done a while ago, but "Life" tends to throw us curve balls every once in a while... When it does, try to make the best of it. Here's the box art. It shows a HVSS She[...]

Spitfire Vb trop RHAF 1/48 Tamiya

Tamiya, He-162 Volksjager, in 1/48 scale

Hi Everyone, here is my Tamiya He-162 Volksjager in 1/48 scale. Colors and weathering effects by Ammo by Mig and Van Gogh's oils. "Wood surfaces" were painted first with Ammo by Mig's New Wood color 037. then, with an old brush, I made the woo[...]

Tamiya’s 1/48 F-16 Thunderbird

Here is my build of Tamiya's F-16 Thunderbird. Kit went together beautifully as one would expect from Tamiya. The challenge with this one was the white paint, and the decals. Painting white, and trying to keep it clean was quite the pain. Th[...]

1/35th Leopard Line Up

Here is a line up of 1/35th Leopards from various manufacturers. The 1 A1 is the old Tamiya kit. I'm going to replace it soon with the new mould Revell kit. The 1 A4 again is Tamiya. Revell (old mould) provides the Leopard 1 A5A5. This model is [...]

Tamiya 1/35 Panther G and Miniart Base

This is the Tamiya 1/35th Panther G on the Miniart base. It's an attempt to recreate the latter stages of the Battle of the Bulge, when the Germans had to retreat, abandoning much of their equipment due to lack of fuel. I went for the abandoned [...]