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  1. You might be right, but I think this has been on their October announcement page for a week or so. Basically, fingers-crossed for a last minute announcement. There's been no sign of any bar the F-35 on the usual kit news sites
  2. From the 1/35 armour'n'stuff perspective... 1/35 T-34/76 - most likely a 1941/42 variant 1/35 M3 half-track variant, as suggested above (personnel or mortar carrier?) 1/35 KV-1B (up-armoured KV1... they done both the KV-1 & KV-2 in recent years) 1/35 M5 Stuart variant (they did release a new M3 a while back) Less likely: 1/35 SU-100 tank destroyer 1/35 M113 APC variant 1/35 Marder II tank destroyer Anyhoos, let's wait and see.
  3. I built some of these years (and years) ago and remember them being pretty cool. There was a Porsche and a Lancia rally car, both in Italian colours. Fun to build, looked good when done. The only downside were that the decals tended to flake and crack... though admittedly that was probably due to a lack of decals skillz on my part... I'm sure some varnish would have been an idea...
  4. Another one who had never heard of these. That deck diorama card structure is epic!
  5. Lovely. The Sherman is particularly cool in that scheme.
  6. That's quality airbrushing on such a little kit. Nice. Look forward to seeing the end result.
  7. Very smart result on what, from memory, is a very fiddly little beast.
  8. @JackG - good stuff, that's interesting hear that the range might be available once again. @ IanC - cheers, you've spurred me on to trying just that. Funnily enough, same kit / same figure. I didn't have any Milliput to hand, so tried using Humbrol filler. It actually worked ok. I've sanded the moulded-on goggles off the commander's cap and have found a spare pair from Tamiya's US Tank Crew set - yeah, they'll be historically inaccurate, but should look ok to casual observer. I'll post up a pic when done.
  9. Haha, cool. That certainly does. I had to do a check of the Academy web site to see if it was a spoof! It's actually a pretty good idea, sort of brings to mind the famous diorama by Yamada Takuji. Hopefully be a few reviews on the interwebz soon, see how it builds up etc. Could be my pipe-dream model shop (and certainly a darn sight easier to run...)
  10. Brrr, it certainly looks cold! I like how you've captured the feel of a chill in that dio. The winter wash camo is excellent.
  11. Thanks xebec. Those Verlinden figures look amazing, good recommendation. The combination crew is also excellent.
  12. Folks, somewhere out there may be able to point me in the right direction. I'm looking for a 1/35 DAK tank commander with googles and face-covering garb, as if in a sand storm or such. I know that Valkyrie miniatures have a resin option. A similar figure is depicted on the box art to one of Dragon's 1/35 Panzer 1 vehicles, but I don't think there's actually a figure included. Does anyone know if there are any other options, particularly cheaper injected-moulded plastic ones? I've taken a look through Scalemates and the like, but nothing has turned up. Cheers! Andy
  13. The paint shading is great, gives a brilliant impression of depth. The mud effect is subtle, which is great to see.
  14. Excellent. The Sherman sure suits that camo. Lovely weathering, and the accessories set it off well. I must check out Asuka, I quite fancy those rounded-hulled variants.
  15. That's very impressive! You've two hull pieces... I'd always assumed that 3D printing created a 'solid' form, but I can see that both appear to be hollow inside. Must actually do some reading up on the process to try and get a better understanding.
  16. Another recent build of a piece of Tamiya history... the Panther Ausf A, originally tooled in 1968. Defo a vintage offering, and whilst it is riddled with a million inaccuracies, it was another model I'd always wanted to build as a kid. There have been a few tooling tweaks over the years it seems, as I've seen a couple of different sprue configurations. Built out of the box, with exception of spare track lines being replaced from the Italeri German tank accessories set, and a new cable made from twisted wire. The bossman definitely needs a bit more detail picked out by painting, must redo that.
  17. Haha, thanks. It really is a tiny little model. The one piece wheels/tracks work well for this size, though they do miss out the sprocket teeth. I do enjoy building these older Tamiya models which I missed out on 'first time round'. I have also got Tamiya's more recent Kettenkraftrad offering, which looks like a somewhat more complex build... but with infinitely better driver and infantry figures.
  18. Lovely piece of work, the wavy-edged midnight/camo fuselage demarcation always looks cool on a bomber.
  19. That really is impressive. I checked out the build thread, and all that work does pay off... the etched light grilles, the smoke discharger cables, the 'flimsies' rack, the flush rivets... great stuff.
  20. Nice. Very nice... Can I ask which paint(s) you used for the base green? It looks really well in the photos, and I'm due to build a Churchill soon which could look smart in a similar scheme.
  21. I've just used Kingkit for the first time, to purchase a couple of 1/35 Tamiya kits which I'd been after for a while. Their 'notification' facility is excellent, and delivery, packaging etc superb.
  22. That's some result! That must have taken quite a while to research, print, build... before even putting tweezer to rivet. Excellent.
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