Monday, August 6, 2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018
Stew improved upon the inaccurate suspension of the Tamiya kit by scratch building a new suspension based on bogies from a Stuart. Parts from three photo etch kits and scratch built accessories were used to add the finer details. The vehicle was hand painted. The base is foam core, cardboard, papier mache, and paper towels coated with Mod Podge then covered with soil from the yard, talc and baking soda. The ripples in the sand were created using kite string. The figures are from Alpine.
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Monday, March 5, 2018
Terry built this Dragon Henschel-turreted King Tiger with zimmerit out-of the-box. But given the amount of photo etch and the indy link tracks (90 per side) that are included, OOB is no small feat. Oddly, there was no machine gun with the kit and Terry had to source one elsewhere. He painted the kit with Tamiya and Vallejo (for the weathering) acrylics and used Archer transfers for the s.Pz.Abt 505 "Charging Knight" markings on the turret. Evergreen rod was used for the antenna and the model was placed on a Verlinden base.
Bill finished the assembly of this 1/72nd scale MB Models MkI in an hour and the complete model over a three or four day period. He drilled out the gun barrel and used "Moon Sand" micro beads for the mud on the tracks. Unfortunately, washing the Moon Sand in dishwater detergent didn't thoroughly eliminate their purple color, so even after painting, a slight magenta tint still shows through. Live and learn.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Terry built this Tamiya "Stupa" out-of-the-box and reported it was a quick and enjoyable build with the excellent fit typical of a Tamiya kit. He applied "peel and stick zimmerit, painted it with Tamiya acrylics and weathered it with oils. He applied Verlinden decals and placed it on a Tiger Models resin base.