Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here is a Picture

Friday, December 10, 2010

Have you ever seen military camouflage like this or is it only for hunting?

I thought it was interesting. The trailer looks like it's old military surplus...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hot Wheels

Some little stuff i would like to buy and park in my garage

Armor Galleries

Check this site under articles and galleries great selection of armor:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tamiya's Old SdKfz. 251/9 Ausf. D Stummel

I added Model Kasten tracks, Verlinden engine compartment, scratch built side bins and much in the engine compartment. The bushes are dried flowers and the herb Marjorum. The branches were simply swirled in diluted white glue and placed inverted in a container filled with Marjurom. The green branches are other dried flowers that look similar to small evergreen branches. The vehicle was painted with Tamiya acrylic paint and shot through an old Badger 200 single action air brush. Filter coats using Humbrol and artists oils were added in varying thicknesses. Final application of matt finish spare varnish thinned with mineral spirits was palced over the stock Tamiya markings. Bits and pieces were added to detail out the vehicle. I was very fortunate to win a 1st place at the IPMS Nationals in Omaha with this piece.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Russian Mechanical Engineering Technologies

Great site with lots of pictures of modern Russian equipment. I like the camo on them...

Here's the link:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rest Stop

I built this vignette as a way to use the peeing soldier in a little different way. I found the statue of Lennin at Mastercon one year and immediately knew I wanted to use it. Simple to make and quick to paint, it has been one of my most talked about vignettes. Some have asked if it was a statement on the politics of the day, you decide.......

Friday, November 5, 2010

Clearance Sales

Hey guys!
I bought 2 kits in clearance from Hobby Lobby and Squadron recently and wasn't planning on building them but only because it was such a deal I wanted you to benefit from it. All the kits are at the price I bought them. All 1/35 scale. All brand new and still in shrink wrap. Email me if you're interested at

Tamiya Sturmtiger  - $21.40

Trumpeter German s.F.H 18 15cm Field Howitzer - $17.50

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

German SdKfz. 251-17 Half Track Conversion

This conversion uses a Dragon kit of the 251 half track and a resin set from my buddies in the Ukraine, Lead Models, and a little scratch building. It was fun and made an interesting variation on the 251 theme.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Great Reference Web Page

Hey guys I wanted to share with you a fabulous web page. This page has photos of tons of tanks from WWII to modern, artillery, trucks, etc. , from many different nations. It is a great reference for me and I'm sure you'll find it useful also. Go check it out................

Armys, Corps, Groups and Divisions - Battle of the Bulge

Wow! Richard Seay did a superior job in finding the vehicles used by both sides in "Wacht Am Rein" or the "Battle of the Bulge". Nice job Richard. So I was thinking maybe as we build these tanks, trucks, or what ever, it would be nice to have knowledge of some of the units that fought that cold December of 1944. As I researched I decided that Army, Groups, Brigades and Divisions should suffice. Any units below Division level would make the list almost too huge to work through. I think all the units listed had tanks either in their order of battle or tanks attached to them, as far as I can tell. Feel free to fix mistakes or add more if you find my list wanting. So here you go -

  • 5th Panzer Army
  • 6th Panzer Army
  • 6th SS Panzer Army
  • 7th Army
  • 1st SS Panzer Corp - made of 1st SS Panzer Div and 12 SS Panzer Div
  • II SS Panzer Corp - made of 2nd SS Panzer Div and 9th SS Panzer Div
  • Fuhrer Begliet Brigade
  • Panzer Brigade 150 - Ersatz Panthers and StuGs as well as English speaking German MP's
  • 12th Volksgrenadier Div
  • 326th Volksgrenadier Div
  • Panzer Lehr Div
  • 2nd Panzer Div
  • 116th Panzer Div

  • Brit 21st Army
  • US 12th Army
  • Brit 30 Corp
  • US 3rd Army
  • US 9th Army
  • US 1st Army
  • US 14th Cavalry Group
  • US 3rd Armored Div
  • US 6th Armored Div
  • US 7th Armored Div
  • US 10th Armored Div
  • US 28th Div
  • Brit 29th Div
  • US 84th Div
  • US 99th Div
  • US 106th Div

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Austin IPMS follow-up

Vince got second place with his Tamiya kit. Painted with Model Master enamels. Added Tamiya stowage and accessories. Weathered with oils.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blog creation!

Hi :-)
I hope this could be a good way to start sharing and keeping track with what's happening in our group.
Let's experiment and archive our meetings, conversations, tips and links to make our club even better.

Fred Levesque