Jim reports that the 1/48th scale Tamiya Pershing was an easy build with the link and length tracks being the only "dicey" part of the assembly. He finished the model by airbrushing two lighter shades of Pactra olive drab over a base of darker Floquil OD. One of the problems Jim finds with 1/48th scale armor is the paucity of aftermarket resin accessories. He was able to source a Black Dog set to dress up the Pershing but it didn't include enough ammo boxes.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Chan built this relatively obscure Hungarian vehicle from the Commander Series resin kit. It didn't come with tracks so Fruils were used. Chan also added side skirts and fenders from sheet plastic. The kit's hull and turret were well cast and came with a nicely detailed short 75mm gun. The figure was taken from the Miniart "Hungarian Tank Crew" set.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Another IPMS '17 Nats award winner by Jim. This time it's the 1/35th Tamiya WWI British Mk IV built out-of-the-box with the addition of Takom decals. Jim reports that the numerous dissimilar road wheels make for tedious work but the 200 track links clicked together without a problem and were a pleasure to assemble.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Chan did an outstanding job on this 1/35th scale vignette of an Italian AS42 Sahariana recce vehicle from the Italeri kit. The kit comes with photo etch and (in the reboxed edition) your choice of a 20mm Breda or 37mm antitank gun. Chan did find that the kit decals were rather thick, however. The model was finished primarily with Tamiya paints with some Vallejo and Mig also used. The figure is one of Alpine's excellent offers.