Final reveal: Jagdpanther ausf. G1, sPzJgAbt 559, Ardennes, 1944 (Meng TS-039)

The Jagdpanther (Sd. kfz. 173) is a tank destroyer based upon the Panther chassis. It houses the powerful 8.8 cm Pak 43/3 cannon in a turretless casemate hull, givnig it a very sleek look and is one of cooler looking German designs. The Meng kit is based off of their excellent Panther kit which I’ve built…

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Final reveal: Ryefield Model 1/35 Tiger I Late Production: s Pz. abt 505, nr. 312 at Kowel, 1944 summer.

I have painted this kit non-stop for over 2 weeks and it took it out of me. Learned A LOT and honestly I’m not sure I’m done, but I’ll let it sit a bit.  Some highlights: The Zimmerit application has massive flaws and it really affected the finish quite a bit.  One of the aspects…

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Final reveal: Panzerbeobachtungwagen III Ausf. F(Sd. Kfz. 143)

This is my “target practice” model where I try a bunch of weathering techniques on. It’s obviously a bit heavy handed since I was throwing experiments at it, but I learned a lot and this feels like I’m making progress where different elements were mixing together and I had a better sense of how layering…

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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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1/35 Tamiya Sd.Kfz.184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer “Elefant” with ATAK Zimmerit

I started this kit way before the Panther A. Tamiya kits are famous for their engineering and the Elefant is not an exception. As a tank destroyer I like the heavy-look of the design and the lack of a turrent seem to simplify construction which I thought could be a good beginner armor kit to…

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Wave 1/72 Macross Destroid Defender

The slightly awkward AA gun mecha Destroid Defender!  Just like the Missle Phanlax, the Defender is in Wave’s overpriced line up of Destroids. Being the first of the batch however, the price wasn’t too bad, but had more seamlines in the AA guns.  The kit provides two type of ammo catridges on the shoulders. I’m…

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Wave 1/72 Macross Destroid Missle Phanlax

Who doesn’t love the Destroids. One of the standout “grunts” of Macross, I find the destroids a very practical design for a scifi show and the concept is still applicable today. This Wave’s 1/72 rendition is a huge upgrade from the ancient Arii kits, with better proportion, details and articulation. The only downside is the…

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1/24 Volkswagen Type 2 Delivery Van “Egg Girls Summer Paint 2016″

I kept thinking I had this kit taken care of but didn’t. Anyway this is the prior version of the “Egg Girls Summer Paint 2017″. Oh boy, what’d happen if they make a 2019 version?  Nothing interesting to say about the building process as this is the identical kit as the 2017 version. Only decals are…

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