Schwerer Gustav update #1
Dec04

Schwerer Gustav update #1

It’s here. The mighty Hobby Boss Railway gun Dora 1/72 scale kit and it’s a massive box! An early indication that there’s some repetitive work here… If you don’t like sanding wheels, this isn’t the kit for you! …and more “wheels”! 35 + 75, and then you have to make another three… ?!? Should last me a few hours for sure! Every sprue is wrapped in protective foam and plastic...

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Scale model catalogues – new feature!
Dec01

Scale model catalogues – new feature!

I don’t know about you but I often visit the manufacturers websites looking for new kits or just wanting to browse their whole catalogue finding models for a build only to discover that they haven’t updated their websites in ages – and you still have no clue if they have that German StuG you were looking for or just the inspiration you were looking for…? I know you can head over to scalemates.com and search...

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On the bench #5
Nov20

On the bench #5

I don’t know what happened but it’s already the end of November and in a few days it’s only a month until Christmas?! This year went quick – that’s for sure! The last couple of weeks I’ve been planning what to do next year in modelling. What projects to undertake and which group builds to join, and I think I’ve committed to more than I’d planned to in both departments… Projects and...

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Schwerer Gustav railway gun
Nov16

Schwerer Gustav railway gun

Yes, I’ve gone and done it. I’ve bought the Hobby Boss Dora #82911 1/72 railway gun and it’s going to be built as the¬†Schwerer Gustav. I’ve been looking at this model, and the 1/35 scale version, since the beginning of the summer almost every day. The 1/35 scale version is just too big, and possibly also too expensive, to build and put somewhere, but in 1/72 scale it’s a whole different thing. It’s...

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Entwicklungs-fahrzeug Sammlung #1
Nov14

Entwicklungs-fahrzeug Sammlung #1

I’ve finally sourced the E-5 and it’s the Amusing Hobby 35B001, which is a bonus tank in some bundles – and hard to find I can add… There was no chance in hell to buy it on its own so I had to buy another Amusing Hobby 35A015 kit to get the E-5, and it turned out to be the most expensive kit in the whole project, despite being the smallest… Oh well, that’s modelling for you. I will add the E-50...

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