Fujimi 1/72 Deck Crew and Tractor

I finally finished the deck tractor tonight; Quite a fun little thing to paint, especially when you refer to actual photos rather than rely on the instructions. After the basic paint scheme was sprayed, the decals applied and another coat of gloss varnish I gave it a pin wash of Winsor and Newton Sepia oilContinue reading “Fujimi 1/72 Deck Crew and Tractor”

Fujimi 1/72 Deck Crew and Tractor

I’ve made a couple of boobs on this as I followed the Fujimi painting instructions rather than look at actual photographs of the real vehicle. First off is the drivers position as I’ve painted it grey rather than yellow; The other thing is that grey should be almost black as I believe the top surfacesContinue reading “Fujimi 1/72 Deck Crew and Tractor”

The things you find (part whatever it is now)

While having a sort out of various boxes of unfinished models, I found these two; These are US Navy deck tractors found on aircraft carriers and from the Fujimi 1/72 Flight Deck crew sets, one featuring an aircraft tug and the other set came with a fire engine. I had put these together one eveningContinue reading “The things you find (part whatever it is now)”

Busy weekend

I started spraying the ICM BM-13-16 and Miniart tow truck AA type today as they both have 4BO paint on them. I wasn’t really looking forward to the BM-13-16 as a model that size usually takes ages to spray, however I got a Fengda FE-130K earlier this week and needed something to try it onContinue reading “Busy weekend”

Italeri 1/35 M24 Chaffee

Meanwhile and back to reality, I’ve got the Italeri M24 Chaffee back on the bench; It was sent along with some other kits from Doolittle Media as review samples for Model Military Int’l magazine. I did make a start on it months ago but I made a mess of the rear idlers by trying toContinue reading “Italeri 1/35 M24 Chaffee”

Miniart 1/35 German truck L1500S w/ trailer

That’s another built and awaiting paint; This will be featured as a full build review on The Modelling News as soon as I get around to writing it up; https://www.themodellingnews.com/?m=1 I normally have a model put together temporarily for photography purposes, unfortunately this particular kit doesn’t lend itself to that as the wheels have smallContinue reading “Miniart 1/35 German truck L1500S w/ trailer”


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