Italeri 1/35 T-34/85 ‘Korean War’

After gloss coating the model, adding the decals (all 6 of them) then gloss coating again to seal the decals in, I’ve made a start on the weathering. The first job was to apply a pin wash however my usual ‘go to’ (Mig Productions Dark Wash) is not dark enough so I mixed some inContinue reading “Italeri 1/35 T-34/85 ‘Korean War’”

Italeri 1/35 T-34/85 and Thunderbirds Mole

I’ve just finished spraying the base coats for both of these models; The Mole was sprayed with a mix of Tamiya XF-18 Medium Blue and XF-24 Dark Grey while the T-34/85 was sprayed with AK RC073 Protective 4BO. After spraying the AK paint I added some Tamiya XF-15 Flesh into the mix and sprayed itContinue reading “Italeri 1/35 T-34/85 and Thunderbirds Mole”

On the bench at the moment

On this block of days off from work I’ve been trying to get a few projects closer to finishing; From the top we have the Italeri 1/35 T-34/85 ‘Korean War’, below that is the Adventures In Plastic (ex Imai/ex Aoshima Mole from Thunderbirds, to the right is the fuselage of the ICM 1/48 O-2A (lateContinue reading “On the bench at the moment”

Base coat day

Seeing that I was spraying the Italeri T-34/85 today with a black base coat, I did the Thunderbirds Mole as well and managed to do it JUST before a rain shower. The Mole also had the body sprayed white as this will be yellow and the drill was sprayed with Tamiya AS-12. The Tamiya sprayContinue reading “Base coat day”

Italeri 1/35 T-34/85 ‘Korean War’

I’ve just finished the build of this one and now need to write it up for The Modelling New; You’ll be able to read more when the build review is published but I have to say it’s not a bad kit. Italeri states that is has a full interior but it doesn’t, in fact itContinue reading “Italeri 1/35 T-34/85 ‘Korean War’”

Trumpeter 1/35 SA-6 ‘Gainful’

After much test fitting, grinding and some minor repairs, I’ve managed to fit the scratchbuilt cabin into the SP Designs hull; I had to get the Dremel out again as the SP Designs hull features some angles and blocks that needed removing before the cabin would sit properly; I also seperated the sides of theContinue reading “Trumpeter 1/35 SA-6 ‘Gainful’”

Trumpeter 1/35 SA-6 ‘Gainful’

Even though I have the Italeri T-34/85 and ICM O-2A still on the bench I’ve been giving some thought about how to get the scratchbuilt interior out of the Trumpeter hull without destroying it or having to redo it all. Eventually I decided to chop the Trumpeter hull; Then, using a grinding attachment on aContinue reading “Trumpeter 1/35 SA-6 ‘Gainful’”

Trumpeter 1/35 SA-6 ‘Gainful’

Early last year I made a start on this kit with a view to contributing to an Anti-Aircraft Defence group build that was due to finish last Christmas. Obviously that deadline came and went as this model was shelved because I was doing a build review of the ICM 1/48 Dornier 217J 1/2 for TheContinue reading “Trumpeter 1/35 SA-6 ‘Gainful’”

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