Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

Work is progressing pretty rapidly on the kit with no real issues apart from the fit of the outer wings as the gaps are pretty big but I’ll deal with that tomorrow.I was going to have the wings folded but although the detail is reasonable on the Airfix parts, they need some extra work andContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury

Yet another kit has found its way onto the bench as I’m keeping myself busy while I’m furloughed, this time it is the Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury and an aircraft I have been wanting to build for a long time.There are other 1/48 Sea Furies available but they all have lots of issues soContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Hawker Sea Fury”

Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 Amphibious IFV

Construction of the hull is done so only the turret is left to put together and then the build is done. It has been relatively painless so far except for the etched headlight guards which were a complete pain in the arse to put together. Looking at pictures of the real vehicle there is noContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 Amphibious IFV”

Bronco 1/35 CV3/33 Tankette

I recently purchased a Miniart set of Italian tank crew as I have an idea for a diorama at some point so for the past couple of evenings I’ve been assembling and painting one of the figures. The Miniart set is pretty good although there was a bit of flash and some heavy seam linesContinue reading “Bronco 1/35 CV3/33 Tankette”

Bronco 1/35 CV3/33 Tankette finished

I managed to finish the model last night but I have an idea for a small diorama so that explains the unpainted figure, anyway that was a lovely little kit and it went together very well. My only gripe was that the wrong clear sprue was included so I had to drop some watchmakers cementContinue reading “Bronco 1/35 CV3/33 Tankette finished”

Airfix 1/48 Tiger Moth finished

Well after the self inflicted problems I had the model is finally finished. That was a very enjoyable build and a really good kit. Some aspects have been simplified such as the cockpit, the rudder control bar that protrudes through the cockpit sides etc but it really is a good base for extra detailing.I choseContinue reading “Airfix 1/48 Tiger Moth finished”

Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 Amphibious IFV

Work is progressing quite nicely with the hull having the last bits fitted before assembling the turret.The hydraulically operated bow is a pretty good fit but if you are going to display the model with it opened you need to fill all the mould-pin marks on the inside faces. If (like me) you are goingContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 Amphibious IFV”

Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 amphibious IFV

I made a start on this about three or four years ago and although it has two very pretty camo schemes, I soon lost interest due to the amount of track links it required and it got shoved back into the stash.I was recently having a sort out of what kits to dispose of andContinue reading “Hobbyboss 1/35 ZBD-05 amphibious IFV”

Bronco 1/35 CV3/33 Tankette

Using an airbrush rather than a rattle can, I undercoated the model with Tamiya XF-1 black then sprayed the base coat with XF-59 desert yellow.Using Vallejo 70892/087 yellow olive and a paint brush I applied the camouflage pattern with the intention of giving the model a highly thinned overspray to tone down the yellow oliveContinue reading “Bronco 1/35 CV3/33 Tankette”

Bronco 1/35 CV3/33 Tankette

The model is built and ready for painting. I’ll be giving it an undercoat of Tamiya XF-1 Matt Black rather than the usual Games Workshop Chaos Black as I’ll be able to get into hard-to-reach areas better with an airbrush plus the rattle can will just blow the model all over the place.The black undercoatContinue reading “Bronco 1/35 CV3/33 Tankette”


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