DSPIAE ST-A Single Blade Nipper 2.0
Mar11

DSPIAE ST-A Single Blade Nipper 2.0

This is all the hype in the modelling world at the moment – in fact such a hype that these nifty pair of cutters are very hard to get hold of regardless of where you are in the world! I’m also an electronics hobbyist and have tinkered with making all sorts of electronic things since I was a young lad so I’ve always had more than a couple of electronics side cutters. These were also the tools I’ve been using...

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F.A.Q. Dioramas – by Rubén González
Feb24

F.A.Q. Dioramas – by Rubén González

If the previous two book reviews were precise and detailed, but limited to a few models, this is the phone catalogue of dioramas! I mean 559 pages of step by step instructions of each vignette and diorama more impressive than the last, and each subtitle focuses on one detail, arranged into different chapters so you can easily find the reference work you want. This book took several hours just to flick through the first time and I had...

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Master’s collection series vol. 1 – Per Olav Lund
Feb24

Master’s collection series vol. 1 – Per Olav Lund

This book isn’t as much step by step as the previous book on vignettes. It’s more of a compilation of some of the best work Per Olav Lund has made throughout the last two decades – each with an explaining text and some demonstrations on how to make some of the effects. Each page is a stunning piece of art and you’re amazed at what Per Olav manages to create with his bare hands, but he’s sharing some of...

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Vignettes – a how to guide by Joaquin Garcia Gázquez
Feb24

Vignettes – a how to guide by Joaquin Garcia Gázquez

This book was the first book I bought about vignettes and dioramas and it was initially only released in Spanish, but it’s now available in English too and it’s a fantastic book for both the absolute beginner – but also for the seasoned modeller. It goes through the “mathematical formulas” of angles – which I didn’t think of at all when I built my first vignette, although I was lucky with the...

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Meng Panther Ausf. A Late 1/35
Jan14

Meng Panther Ausf. A Late 1/35

Panther Ausf. A Late German Medium Tank Sd.Kfz.171 Meng – Nr. TS-035 – 1:35 2018 is the year of the Panther. Not the Chinese calendar but the modelling calendar! 😉 Jokes aside, there are many Panthers just being released and many of them are very high quality so this “German tank guy” is more than pleased! The last Panther I built was the old 70’s Tamiya Panther that passed its best before date not long...

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Trumpeter E-25 1/35
Nov08

Trumpeter E-25 1/35

German Entwicklungsfahrzeug E-25 Development Vehicle E-25 Trumpeter – Nr. 00383 – 1:35 Entwicklung, or the E-series, was a line of proposed standard tanks in order to focus on standardised components and where new model could me build with already proven parts like generic suspension etc. Recently there’s been a lot of talk about the Entwicklung range as what would have been the next step for the German tank...

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