Tamiya Sd.Kfz.184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer “Elefant” 1/35
Sep14

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

Elefant Schwerer Jagdpanzer (Sd.Kfz.184) Tamiya – Nr. 35325 – 1/35 (plus Tamiya Nr. 12644 Zimmerit Coating Sheet) The Elefant (Elephant in English) started its life as the Panzerj√§ger Tiger (P), a.k.a Ferdinand, after Ferdinand Porsche and was built on the proposed Tiger I chassis that Porsche prematurely had manufactured thinking he’d win the Tiger I manufacturer competition – which he didn’t. He sat on...

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On the bench #2
Sep13

On the bench #2

Quality? Are we too forgiving or should we start to demand some responsibility? Due to a recent event, that almost killed all my creativity for scale modelling, I want to voice my opinions regarding quality. The quality of the kits and components we use in scale modelling. When I started scale modelling the kits were wonky, expensive and the paints were just awful. My kits looked like they’d been painted with a hammer so...

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Takom King Tiger Pz.Abt.505 1/35
Sep13

Takom King Tiger Pz.Abt.505 1/35

King Tiger Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz.182) Takom – Nr. 2047 – 1/35 The mighty King Tiger, with full interior, from Takom This was a kit I was really excited to build, almost too excited, and I sat for weeks trying to plan how to execute it. I decided early on to upgrade the tracks to Friulmodel ATL-16 and although expensive, I think it was worth it. I do like tracks to be “working”. I’m not a...

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Incoming models for review 17.09.11
Sep11

Incoming models for review 17.09.11

Incoming kits, models and products for review. These are the kits, and products, that are incoming for review. They won’t all arrive on the same date – luckily – so there’s a fair chance to review them all, but it might take a couple of weeks… …also it should be obvious that I’m currently working on a particular German lineup. ūüėČ Incoming kits: Trumpeter 1/35 00384 German E-100 Super Heavy Tank...

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MAiM Gefechtsroboter Hammerschlag #35331
Sep11

MAiM Gefechtsroboter Hammerschlag #35331

I recently discovered these Front 46 figures from MAiM and they’re “what if” models from the¬†Schwabenland Army that was never finished in real life. (or so we are led to believe…) MAiM 3D-prints most of their figures rather than the usual thermoplastic moulding process, but this doesn’t mean that they’re worse quality when you consider how good professional 3D-printers are today. They come in...

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