Build Review: Ryefield Model 1/35 5015 Late Production Tiger

Introduction The iconic Tiger had a relatively long life in its service, and Ryefield had previously captured various versions of it in a DAK version (5001), early (5003), Fehrmann (5005), middle (5010) and now late (5015). The original releases came with interior and later ones without, including this kit. The late production is mainly distinguished…

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Build review: Dragon 6332 1/35 M3A1 Half-Track

This Dragon 6332 halftrack kit is yet another kit I’ve gotten from one of the sales. Halftracks were a very useful concept in WW2, the first time I encountered it was in the movie Kelly’s Heroes. It looks very different from regular tanks so I was interested in checking it out. This kit being touted…

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Build review: Dragon 6819 1/35 Sturmpanzer Ausf.I als Befehlspanzer (Umbau Fahrgestell Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G)

This kit pops up very often in sales, often for below $25. Here is the official description from Dragon. It’s a more advanced kit so perhaps that’s why people weren’t biting. The kit is relatively recent (2015), but in fact is a slightly updated version of 6596 and 6500 which were the original ones with…

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Build review: Dragon 6860 StuG.III Ausf.A MICHAEL WITTMANN, ‘LAH’ (BARBAROSSA 1941)

I got this kit as a surprise due to a seller error. The kit’s code is one off from the Stuka zu Fuss I was trying to buy and the seller sent the wrong kit; we had an arrangement to fix the deal and I got this kit for about $23, which wasn’t bad. The…

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Build review: Dragon 6792 / DML 6792 1/35 scale Panerbeobachtungwagen III Ausf. F(Sd. Kfz. 143)

This is my second Dragon kit, since I was really happy with my build of the unreviewed Tiger I 131. The subject isn’t my top choice in terms of coolness, but I got the kit on sale for about $18 so I thought it’s another good kit to practice armor on.  This particular vehicle is…

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Build review: 1/35 HobbyBoss German Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger “Porsche Turret” w/ Zimmerit 84530

Hot on the wheels of their Tiger I with Zimmerit comes the HobbyBoss King Tiger in Porsche turrent (yes the Tiger I is Trumpeter’s but they are the same company now, not sure what logic they use to decide which label gets to release a particular kit…). There is some sort of market acquisition thing…

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VF-31J Siegfried Hayate Custom Final Sortie version – Macross Delta – 1/72 Bandai model kit

I finished this kit a while ago but forgot to take shots. This is Hayate’s custom on the final sortie, which has a number of customizations on it, including the flying knight insigna, and reaction bombs. The build is very much like the rest of the Bandai VF-31s. The reaction bombs are from Macross Frontier…

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