Saturday, June 27, 2015


This is the nearly out of the box CyberHobby kit, Orange Box Dragon. Everything went together just like it should.

The only addition I made was the tarps strapped to the pioneer tools on the top.

Airbrushed freehand the camo pattern and weathered with oils as usual. Some final drybrushing of the great surface details.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

1/35 scale KROTE

This will be one of my tributes to John Ford and probably the most favorite kit I found in his stash. I wasn't expecting to find a NITTO. This was an old 1980s German themed Sci Fi kit.  Well, being tired of seeing all of the neat looking German Sci Fi, I decided to turn the tables and make this a WWII U.S. scout vehicle.

 The original kit comes with a figure as 1/20 scale.   It would never even fit into this armored suit. The actual scale should be 1/35 so I outfitted the stowage to that scale instead.
Kit even provided parts and instructions for mounting a bulb in the spotlight and a motor for the cannon. Of course I took advantage of this and Yes the light and cannon operate from a home made circuit under the base.
Other options included actual springs and copper wiring. I added some additional detailing then painted up and weathered.
Vince B.  6-3-15