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Model In-Progress / my miniatures WIP thread
« on: September 14, 2011, 11:07:19 AM »
In the last couple of months I'm working mainly on my epic armageddon two new armies: Necrons and Imperial guard.
They take most of my hobby time so I can't do "actual" modelling too.
Anyways I would like to share some works with you here as well, I hope you like it.
And would love to hear your feedback.

First to show is the capitol imperialis. Which is a huge mobile command center which can caryy its own defense force.

And some details:

Model In-Progress / Destroid Tomahawk 1:72
« on: April 23, 2011, 11:17:58 AM »
Until the paints I've ordered reach me and I can finally repaint my fourth try of the Valkyrie I started, I'm working on Wave's destroid Tomahwak which I got from hlj.

Currently I almost finished building it, only a bit more filling and sanding to do, and then find some time to paint it and start the base.

The building was fun and simple, good engineering, but necessary to fill and sand most of the major parts as they are built in halves. Lots of clear parts which can be left off until painting is done.

The decal sheet has some numbering options, and all in all a very nice and sturdy looking and feeling model.

Next update will be after the paint is on :).

Model In-Progress / RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca Custom, Bandai 1:72
« on: December 30, 2010, 09:10:02 AM »
I'm building another Valkyire, this time from Bandai Macross Frontier series.
I loved this anime series, and my son is in love with the final two episodes and I watched them with him so many times...  :lol:

Anyways, here is my blog for this model.

It has tons of parts, molded in various green tones, black, gray, and clear.
There are decals inside (which I'll let you know later how much trouble they gave me) and some stickers.
At first my plan was to paint it like the anime, but as I struggled with the decals I decided to strip the paint and do it in a more colorful scheme.

Model In-Progress / RVF-25 Messiah Valkyrie Luca Custom, 1/72
« on: December 12, 2010, 05:39:16 AM »
I had so much fun building the VF-1 so I just had to try one of the bigger ones. Got the bandai model from hlj, and started building it.
It is a great kit, but I can see I'll have to put some effort into filling and puttying, due to the fact that it supposed to be transformable, and so not perfectly fit together.
I plan on finishing it like the TV series, in green and according to the instructions.
Tons of work but lots of fun :).
Thanks for taking a look,

The three ghosts: Simon, Peter, and John are ready, little kits onto themselves. I left the top clear yellow plastic till after painting.

The underside of the front fuselage was built, but still not glued in place.

Also built the hands and radar dish, which I'll probably leave open. It is a big model, and with the three ghosts should be very impressive.

I'll post new pictures soon :).

Model Gallery / VF-1 Valkyrie, YOT 1:72
« on: November 19, 2010, 07:35:59 AM »
I would like to share pictures of the finished model, lot of fun building it, and it definetely not going to be my last..
Thanks for watching,

Model In-Progress / 1/72 VF-1 Valkyrie
« on: November 09, 2010, 10:39:00 AM »
After watching Macross anime, I had to build at least one of ths valkyries models. I got a Hasegawa VF-1, and went to work.
It is a real challenge for me to work with the smooth lines of the aircraft, especially filling the main lines between the two body halves.

for start I got the model and the armament set from hlj. The base is going to be with me soon.

The pilot figure was taken from the set, and I painted it with GW and Vallejo acrylics.

I then painted the cockpit area in light gray.

Hasegawa does not give the option to close the wheel doors, so I had to convert them to be able to clsoe them. I also head to fill entirely the side wheel wells, as the doors would not fit it.

The cockpit recived some color, as the decals provided by Hasegawa to simulate the instruments panel was not too good, too colorful to my taste.

After some trials with uptty and sanding, I filled the fuelage halves line with lots of suprglue and then sadning.

Model Gallery / X-wing 1:72
« on: November 09, 2010, 10:32:06 AM »
I would like to share pictures of my finemolds X-wing.
A great kit, I hope you lie,

Model In-Progress / Rhinemetall Borsig VTOL 1:72
« on: May 14, 2010, 01:48:44 AM »
I'm quite advanced into this model, but here is what is going on till now.
The model is from fantastic-plastic, and is a luftwaffe 6 design, didn't get pass the plans stage.
It is my first full resin kit, and I couldn't say it is better or worse than other kits, just that it is a lot of fun to build, and I liked building it :)..

The fuel truck is from Academy, and the figures from preiser luftwaffe ground crew, with minor conversino.
I'm now before painting the plane.

Model In-Progress / Nutrocker w/Nebelwerfer 142 1/76
« on: September 20, 2009, 07:26:56 AM »
My next blog is for Nitto's Nutrocker which I got of Ebay some time ago.
It is very simple, which is ok by me :).
I plan to add to it some rocket launchers similar to WWII German neblwerfer 42
So here goes, and I hope it will turn out ok:


Model Gallery / Rayleonard 03-AALIYAH
« on: September 17, 2009, 08:23:06 AM »
Armored core model is finished :)
Thanks for everyone watching the blog.

Model In-Progress / Rayleonard 03-AALIYAH
« on: July 30, 2009, 05:10:13 AM »
I'm back with something that maybe will interest the forum (not military models at all :)).

I started working on a mech kit, of Rayleonard 03-AALIYAH from armored core series.
There are tons of parts in this, and it looks like a very complex model.
My plan is currently not to glue everything together, but to mark some subassmblies and glue them after painting, which I don't like to do, but in this case I don't see a better way..

I would appreciate your advice and opinions, I don't have too much experience with mechs :).

Model Gallery / 1:72 finished models
« on: June 27, 2009, 01:18:29 AM »
I have lots of 1:72 models to show from the last couple of months, I put the BadGuy I on hold as I ran out of motivation of it, but still modelled afvs :).
My next model after current one is supposed to be the Kutubkaya (mispelled probably) armored core alliya, so I'll open a blog for that in FF forums.
Hope you like,

Model In-Progress / Epic armageddon, Ork army
« on: August 04, 2008, 11:20:24 AM »
I got hooked some time ago on Epic armageddon miniatures game, and as I never try to resist spending money on cool stuff, I started building an army for it.

Here is my efforts on it so far:

I scratched a Landa which is a troop carrier. It was an exercise, and I've learned a lot before taking on more difficult builds. The second terrain piece is part of a resource station, which is used on various start to strip them off their resources. I hope to build these two sets of terrain.

Station terrain:

Ork terrain:

Ork Landa:

Model Gallery / Bruckenlegepanzer Biber 1:72
« on: April 08, 2008, 11:23:51 AM »
Another braille scale model I've finished, a bridge laying tank by Revell.
It was a nice model to build, but I had to replace all tools with scratched ones as they were molded on the hull and too soft in details.

Model Gallery / King Tiger Porsche turret 1:72
« on: April 08, 2008, 11:22:35 AM »
I've finished a 1:72 model of a King Tiger with Porsche turret. The model is by Dragon with some details scratched. The zimmerit is molded on, and it is a fine little kit to build, a lot of fun to weather it.

Model In-Progress / Akuyaku #1
« on: April 08, 2008, 11:19:23 AM »
After a long series of 1:72 armour models, I've wanted a bit of a change, and so pulled a kit which was calling me from the cardboard for a long time. The cool tank  model designed by the master Hayao Miyazaki himself. I always loved his movies, and watched them and the unique mechanical designs in them were always something I wanted to do.

The version I'm building of the kit can be seen here:
And it is the favorite of the two versions released as it includes the entire 20 crew members.

The kit itself arrives in a sturdy box full of tan plastic sprues. There is a clear sprue holding the various glass parts, and a vinyl sprue holding five length of tracks. two screws and a sprue of vinyl polycaps are also included.

So I hope you'll find it interesting enough to follow, please tell me if you think I'm messing things up, your feedback is invaluable to me, and I'm grateful to hear about problem during the build  :-)

Here is a link to a review which shows the sprues pictures:


The kit building starts as ever with rinsing the sprues with warm soapy water. The parts are all scrubbed with an old tooth brush, so that any grease left over from the molding process is removed. I've always had trouble with the masking tape lifting off the paint below, and rinsing the model solves most of these problems.

The parts are left to dry.

Having trouble maintaining blogs in more than two places I would like to share what I'm working on at the moment.

The first is a king tiger with Porsche turret kindly given to me for blogging by Military-Modelling site editor. It is a very nice kit in general, with the zimmerit pattern molded on, and gives a great extra value for the model.

The main problem with the kit is that at some points it feels a bit over simplified. The tools are missing and had to be scratched, and there are some gaps to feel. In general however this is a good model and fun and easy to build.

Here are some picture of the current stage, and a link to the blog in MilMod site.

The second is a Biber bridge layer tank, a modern vehicle of the German army. It is a revell kit, and is a joy to build. The low point is that the tools are all molded on, and have very soft details. I had to scratch them all. Here are the link and pictures.

There is another build there, of a Faun elefant tank transporter, also from revell in 1:72, but with Eduard superb PE set. It was put on hold until I get a Leopard 2A4 to put on the back.

I hope you've found this interesting, and thank you very much for watching.


Model Gallery / 1/72 ISU 152 Beast killer
« on: February 04, 2008, 07:34:46 AM »
I've finished the ISU 152 in 1:72 and put it on it's base.
I've used Silflor autoumn sampler set (thanks FF for the recommendation, it is very good indeed), AB figures for the crew and Preiser's refugees set.

Thanks for taking a look,

The old lady pulling the cart is not that flexible, I glued her hands upside down by mistake  :wacko:

Model Gallery / Leclerc in Lebanon 1/72
« on: January 17, 2008, 12:35:46 AM »
I've finished the little vignette, I'm posting a link to the ML forum where all the pictures can be seen together.
Thanks for watching, hope you like :).

And another link for gallery:

Model In-Progress / Leclerc / ISU 152 "Beast Killer" 1:72
« on: December 31, 2007, 03:06:22 AM »
I'm in progress of two model in 1:72. They are finished so quickly I started to build them in pairs, which mostly influences painting them in airbrush (I do both of them in one long session).

The first is a French modern MBT Leclerc. Model from Revell, with some minor additions from putty, and anti skid plates made from artifical snow. The model is from Revell, and is a wonderful model. Only problem which may or may not be because of my building mistakes is thath after building the tracks I was missing two small links.
I plan to do it in Lebanon, and I converted Preiser's luftwaffe crew figures to modern french tankers.

After it was built, I sprayed it white, which took me lots of coats. Of course I then dicovered that I did a T-5 tank where the tanks in Lebanon are T-6.
So if someone wants to try this simple conversion, the T-6 has an airconditioning addition on the top of the turret.

The decals are from Echelon, and I used Tamiya's clear as a gloss base as the future yellows the white color.

The model was then lined by Sepia oil color, here is the picture of it currently, and I have a full blog in MilMod so I hope you visit it (link attached).

Link to blog:


The second model is an ISU 152 which was nicknamed "beast killer" by the Germans due to its tendency to destroy German tanks (Tigers, Panthers, Elefants ETC.).

This was a Soviet tank destroyer based on the IS-2 hull and carried a massive 152mm gun. The model is from Italeri, and lacks a lot of details.
I had to do the cable, weld marks, casting texture. It was painted by preshading, and currently is after dry transfers from Archer and filters.

The crew is from AB figures and is from metal, they are some of the best braille scale figures today. The refugees are from a set of Preiser' and will all be used in a diorama showing refugees returning home, after liberated by the Red army.

link to blog:


Thanks for watching (and reading), please tell me if you see some more fixable errors, and I'll love to hear your ideas :).

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