Tuesday, December 17, 2013

King Tiger

This was a Tamiya 1/35 scale kit. Whenever I want to do a straight out of the box kit, I go to my Tamiya stack. Since I had never built a King Tiger before, this was a great choice.

After the basic painting, I did a lot of oil washes and dry brushing to get the worn look. Since this is intended as OOB, I didn't add any stowage or modifications.
VB 12-17-13


This is the Dragon 1/72 scale kit. These are really getting tough for me to see. I did manage find some good photos, mostly of museum pieces. I gathered enough info to get this done.

As always, painted with enamels and weathered with oils. I was pleased with the outcome of the added stowage as I had seen in many battle action photos.
VB 12-17-13

SAS Jeep

This is the Italeri SAS Commando Car, which is really just a jury rigged Willis Jeep. The kit was basic and an easy build. Based on the actual photos I found on line, it was not a great representation of actual vehicles used by the SAS, so I did some modification. I cut the front grill and mounted the spare water / gas cans on a scratch built rack.

I also added some personal weapons and stowage. 

The model was painted with enamels and weathered with oils. After more dull coats, I performed the oil dot matrix technique to vary the shades of green. I added more dullcoat then dry brushed.
Finally I used some MIG pigments with the turpenoid to create the splashed mud effect. on the tires and wheel wells.
VB 12-17-13

Thursday, December 12, 2013

German gun... :-)

Cool picture! Had to post it :-)

For the article, see Gizmodo:



This make me think, could we have a Howitzer as subject for the next club contest?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

In Time for the Christmas Feast
Opel Blitz Field Kitchen

This truck uses the wood gas engine burner fuel system


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

SdKfz. 251/17 20 mm

Scratch built and Lead Models Conversion on Tamiya 251 Ausf D

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DIORAMAS by Greg Chilar

Monday, November 25, 2013

Latest Models

Here are my latest "complete" models.

This is Trumpeters German 8.8cm Flak 18 Selbstfahrlafette (Self Propelled carriage)

This is Tamiya's 20mm Flak 38 with trailer.

This is Dragon's Pz IV Ausf H with Zimmerit and Schuzen

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I thought that was pretty funny

I stumble on this web site by accident and saw this :-)

Here's the link:

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sectional Views of Many Tanks

If your looking for interior colors and arrangements on many tanks, check out this Russian web page.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Panzer IV F2-G in 1/72

I Finally finished something. This was a Dragon kit with more tiny detail parts and photo etch than I normally want to deal with. Overall it is a good kit if you have 300 power lenses and micro tweezers.

 I used a variety of stowage add ons from Preiser figures and other resin accessories. I used wire for the tie down rope.

 I scratch built a rack on the turret for spare water or fuel cans.

I also wrapped my own tow cable from #14 ga SIS control wiring.


Biking McQueen style

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The is my Pz 38(t) in 1/16 scale along with a figure.


A great JagPanther by my friend Kevin Kuster.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

RSO Short Walk Around

A friend of mine named Bruce Burden, from Austin, Texas, shot these pictures a long time ago. I've held onto them for years. I think this RSO was in a Canadian Museum but I might be mistaken. Thanks Bruce!!