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  1. I've been somewhat remiss with my group builds this year, with none competed. Hope this will break my duck "This" is a Somua S35, captured and taken into German service. The example I plan to build here will be one used for anti-partisan operations in Yugoslavia. My base kit will be the Tamiya example (is there another?) supplemented by DEF Model resin & PE components to try and improve on Tamiya's offering and add German specific modifications. (Actually it is three DEF model sets in one boxing) The box tops... The sprue shots And the
  2. Well I think its about time I got my thread up and running at least, if not the actual build started. I am going to be building Tamiya's 1/48 Panther G and hopefully finishing it in a Winter camo scheme, I have a soft spot for these on both aircraft and targets, sorry tanks. Now I am far from an expert on Panthers (or quite a lot of things actually) so don't go expecting any deep knowledge on the subject in my build. I do like armour and used to build no end of it in my youth but have concentrated on wingy things for a very long time and I have been trying to fit some armour into GB's for
  3. Hi all, finished as part of the ongoing and excellent Panther STGB here are some pics of my recently finished Tamiya 1/48 Panther G. She is finished in a temporary winter camouflage scheme copied from a picture, unfortunately the unit and whereabouts are unknown but it was taken in January 1945. The kit is typical Tamiya and goes together with no trouble at all, the paints I used are Revell Aquacolour acrylic ones and they performed very nicely. The temporary white is my Mig products, the mud is homemade and the snow is Citadel Valhallan Blizzard.
  4. Hello Gentlemen, Here's my recently completed Beaufighter Mk.X, from RAF 22 Sq. in Burma, circa 1944. This kit was first build in 1999, as a coastal command TF X, but with the years, skills ameliorations and techniques enahnced and it cried for a restauration! Paints are AK real Colors for the dark earth and dark green, Tamiya for the underside Ocean Grey. Decals from the Extradecals range. The gunner cupola didn't took benefit of paint removal and masking, so the result is a bit down level, and the radar cooler additional scoop on the upper fuselage is standi
  5. Having finished by Churchill Tank I'm about to start what I think will be a much bigger and longer project... Having followed a number of Scammell builds on here, I decided to have a go and bought this: Looks to be a great kit, with a lot of detail... I particularly like the detail sheets that come with it showing colour schemes. Having them laid out as they are is really useful as it compliments the mainly black and white pictures that are on net: I have been doing a bit of research on the vehicles themselves and it seems that ther
  6. Enthused as I am with Japanese aircraft, I decided to blow the budget and buy two kits at once from Hannants. This is one of them. This is my helper checking the structural integrity of the boxes... I've made three Airfix kits and now it's time to venture to the far East for a Japanese kit of a Japanese plane. I liked the look of the George and it's deep fuselage. First things first, the cockpit! These are the bits that make it up. I cleaned them up and stuck them together. No issues, the Tamiya fit is exemplary. The instructions are
  7. After a week away, today I got a start on the next project. Well, I say a start, but I've done the spraying of the body coloured bits and some of the bigger satin black parts over summer so technically I started this way back when we were all locked down. Although the kit is getting on a bit now, first impressions are that it's a good, well engineered and detailed kit (actually first impression is that the car is massive, which at least is realistic) with quite a bit to keep me occupied, despite being close to 30 years old now. I've only seen these cars in the flesh in two colours, dark metall
  8. Hello everyone, I hope you all are keeping safe. I've just completed the 1/32 Tamiya F16CJ and thought I'd share a few pictures of it, i swapped the static dischargers for the superb Master set (AM-32-084) as the kit parts looked a bit too chunky, MasterCasters Soft FOD inserts, other than that...its out of the kit box. I'll try and get a few outdoor pictures added soon as the weather allows All c
  9. Hello, New day and a new challenge. Just having finished a Sea Vixen after a series of aircraft I thought I had better dust off a Tamiya HMS Price of Wales that I have had gathering dust and start with a new challenge. I haven't done a plastic ship for many many years so time to make a change. Previous ship building was a wooden HM Brig Supply by Jotika. However over to heavy metal and my first conundrum is do I do this as per the kit, or do I add in photo etch. I have used some on the aircraft and that is fiddly enough but this seems to be an order of magnitude up from that. An
  10. Hey all, Here's my T-72M1 from Tamiya. The kit was built OOB after spending a number of years in the stash. I painted the vehicle using Mr. Colour No.12 Olive Drab (1) and used Humbrol Enamels for the detail parts including the rubber skirts. Weathering was achieved using a mix of Raw Umber and Ochre oil paints thinned down to create a filter, followed by a pin wash using simply thinned raw umber. I used MiG Oil Brushers for more refined oil work. The model was finished using the kits rubber band tracks, which were painted Tamiya Rubber black, washed with thinned bu
  11. #22/2020 After the Talbot, this is my dad´s second racecar build in a row after a 25 year hiatus regarding cars. Being used to military aircraft and vehicles, it didn´t turn out that bad. When you are spoiled by modern Tamiya kits which build themselves, this kit was a bit unfamiliar. The kit was first released in 1996. Body to chassis and nose to body fit needed some work. Some parts were a bit warped, also had to remove the seat again because the angle was off, do some sanding and cutting to improve it and insert it again. So the whole model is slightly crooked. Built it OOB, only
  12. Kit - Tamiya 1:48 Paint - AK Xtreme Metal lacquers, Xtracolour enamels & Tamiya acrylics Decals - Eagle Strike 48-215 Extras - Rockets & bombs from Revell kits. F-84G Thunderjet 79th FBS, 20th FBW RAF Weathersfield 1952-54 Bought before we left UK off eBay and it came with some parts for the Revell F-84 in the box. Along with the 1:48 F4D Skyray, in my opinion this is one of Tamiya's most ov
  13. Hola comrades. Does anyone use Tamiya's enamel paints? My favorite silver paint i've ever used is Model Master's chrome silver but since they're discontinued i've been considering what to get to replace it if I can't find any more. Metallic paints in acrylic suck in my opinion so would you recommend Tamiya's enamel chrome silver?
  14. This is the Tamiya 1/35 M551 Sheridan. I used the Echelon Decals COLD WAR M551 & M551A1 SHERIDANS sheet depicting a Sheridan fielded by 2 ACR featuring the MASSTER camouflage scheme used in Germany during the early 1970s. It is a short-lived scheme I have always wanted to model. I fully admit I am not much of a figure painter. I did alter the figure by giving him long sleeves (fashioned from Apoxy Sculpt) as would been seen in Germany as opposed to the short sleeves depicted in the kit for Vietnam. Stowage is from the Legend M113 Vietnam Stowage set which I f
  15. Hi all. After a series of frustrating days at work, I decided to do some retail therapy and purchased Tamiya's excellent P-38F. I also ordered some decals to build Capt. James Hagenback's plane he flew in late 1943 while commanding the 94th FS in Sardinia. This is probably as colorful as the P-38F gets, with the yellow wings and all. I'm not going to waste anybody's time (including my own with sprue shots and will just launch right into the build, shortly. But needles to say, the kit looks excellent!
  16. Hello Dears, Did I have mentionned this building ?? The Monogram Dash F has been started in 1988 or so.. Will search where the Bushmasters are stationned at the time, but I think it was Bentwaters... I read a book about the projected nuke war, they told about the Squadron, There was a Mk 7 nuke for each bridge of the Vistule river, would have 3 or 4 eyed fish For god's sake they both stayed quiet or almost, no mushrooms Modifications on the pylon for the Mk 7 The Tamiya one is a more recent start, 6 or 7 years ago I think. She is retro modified, f
  17. My entry for this GB will be the Tamiya Mosquito FB Mk VI, finished as HJ675 "YP-V" of 23 Squadron. This squadron was posted to Luqa (Malta) in December 1942 with Mosquito NF II aircraft but transitioned to the FB Mk VI shortly before moving from there to Sigonella (Sicily) in September 1943. One flight of the squadron was also at Pomigliano (near Naples) for most of the same period before 23 Sqn moved to Alghero (Sardinia) in December 1943, staying there until May 1944 when they moved back to England at Little Snoring. Apart from an Eduard cockpit etch this will be buil
  18. Hi there, well, here I am starting a third workbench thread where I originally thought I'd only have one! However, being something of a dilettante and changing my priorities at least as often as my socks, I thought it might be an idea to revise my threads so that each is devoted to the designs of a particular country. Note that I've said country of design rather than build, as of course many aircraft were designed in one country and built under licence elsewhere. So this will be my Japanese thread, and where better to start than with Mitsubishi's legendary A6M Type 0?
  19. It's not that I have enough models on my workbench currently, let's start one more! I mean, why not - it's not like one more is gonna do any difference So I was rummaging thru my dads stash once more and he had like three or four Tamiya Beaufighters there. One he had already built and says it's very good kit to build. Which I don't doubt, it's a Tamiya after all. So I snatched one for this GB - my build will be a beautiful Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI in sandy colours. We have a deal with my dad, I can build pretty much anything from his stash, but I must return it to him once I'm f
  20. Hi Everyone, My personal Spitfire mini group build has resulted in the first completed model. This is a very well known Tamiya's Mk.I. Much written about the pros and cons of the kit itself. Some say the wing shape is questionable but as I constructed it together with Eduard and Airfix kits - I did not observe any noticeable differences. I really enjoyed construction process. No fit issues, very little putty, ease of assembling, Not much aftermarket is used. In fact nothing apart of Eduard PE fret that mostly came into the cockpit. The main kit's drawback is th
  21. Hallo Now it is done. I would like to thank you all modelers for the support. Happy modelling
  22. Last time I built an AFV I was 14 years old - I remember making a full blown diorama - 2 Shermans (1 knocked out) and US infantry approaching a building ,the base contained 2 tonnes of plaster of paris with not very convincing foliage Back to the present .. I bought the rebox of the same kit a couple of years ago - for the D-Day 75 GB, but never got the time! The plan - build 'Hurricane' one of the decal options in the kit , she came ashore on Omaha beach on D-Day+3 , even though the LST delivered her directly onto the beach she was fitted with Deep Wading Gear ...
  23. Retrieved from storage in the loft.... Is this "Big Ugly Fat Fellow" And the contents Let's face it, this is surely the iconic aircraft subject of Vietnam, represented by Tamiya's 1/100 scale B-52D that spans a mere 560mm or so when built. And no, I have no idea what I'm to going do with it once constructed Three markings schemes but only one that seems to fit the Vietnam time frame - Airframe 56-0604 based on Guam in April 1968. Searching for information about the airframe found this little nu
  24. Yep, your old citroen might do a couple of these moves and some ‘64 chevy imapalas can pull this of as well but to my knowledge only a few tanks can do this. I bought this kit 6 weeks ago on an auction site for a bargain. I’ll have to admit this tank was never on my radar but I liked the shape of it and it’s a tamiya so I went for it. The tank The type 74 was designed to counter the t-62 but it was already more or less obsolete when it came out which surprised me since Japan is a tech savy country. When soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsy filmed the famous highway scene of the sc
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