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Model In-Progress / V-1 Flying...egg?
« on: December 30, 2013, 05:25:48 PM »
Hello once again,

Taking a short break from armor this next project is kind of a fun one. Earlier this year the guys at my modeling club decided to do a group build and the subject was "egg planes". This is a fun gender of caricature airplanes shaped like eggs. Here is a link to the clubs group build.

I came up with an idea for the group build but was tied up with other projects to enter it on time. Now I am getting around to finishing my egg plane, or egg rocket. I chose the V-1 for my subject and scratch built it out of an Easter egg (Just to be really authentic) and a few bits of plastic tubing. I don't have any step by step photos but here it is as it stands today.

I will be giving it a simple paint job so stay tuned for the conclusion of this eggstaordinary modeling tale.  :D



Model Gallery / Soviet T-80 (1/72)
« on: December 21, 2013, 11:04:21 AM »
Hello once again,

Here are some photos of my latest completed model. Its Revell's T-80 in 1/72 scale. I built it with as little modifications as possible as I only corrected the obvious construction flaws. The only addition was the antenna and the flag. It was painted using Vallejo and Tamiya acrylic colors and weathered using artist oils, pigments and acrylic washes. It was a very fun project and I am happy with the results. As always comments and questions are welcome.

Thanks for looking!  :-)


Model Gallery / Star Wars AT-AT
« on: December 04, 2013, 07:07:47 PM »
Hello fellow modelers,

After what seems like an eternity this shelf queen is finally done! I used Baking Soda, Water, White Glue and a little Future to make the snow.

As always comments are welcome.

Thanks for viewing.


Model In-Progress / Star Wars AT-AT
« on: August 25, 2013, 07:31:21 PM »
Hello again,

After finishing the Sherman tank I felt in the mood of finishing more things. Sounds like a no brainer, but it is the good side of completing a model, you get momentum and feel eager to complete another project. So I decided to give my attention to an old shelf queen that’s been sitting around my workshop for almost 2 years now, the AMT Star Wars AT-AT. The model was built and painted back in 2011 and has been sitting around since. This weekend I went ahead and gave it some weathering using oils. I did a very simple job on it, but my goal is to finish it quick and get it off my shelf  :P. Here are some photos.

Now this one is essentially done, so not much of a “WIP”. But I will be making a base for it so I will walk thru that process.

More to come soon.


Model Gallery / IDF Sherman Target Tank - Finished!
« on: August 15, 2013, 08:43:58 AM »
Hello again fellow Styrene addicts,

 Here is my latest model. A photo of an old Israeli field modified vehicle inspired my to scratch build a 1/72 version of it. I used the Trumpeter 1/72 kit and scratch build the rest using plastic. It was a lot of fun even if it added up to at a whopping  130 hours of work spread over roughly 6 months. Thanks for all you who posted comments and who followed the build the entire time. I apologize for the dark pictures… the lighting sucked. Anyways, enjoy.

Until next build…


Model In-Progress / IDF Sherman Target Tank
« on: March 24, 2013, 11:11:39 AM »
Hello fellow modelers,
Here is my project. A while back I came across a photo of this:
I later found a few more photos in the Verlinden Warmachines book No. 4, and me having such a weak spot for the weird and uncommon decided to take on the build. I will be using Trumpeter’s M4A3 in 1/72 and converting it into the Target Tank with a few scratch items.

This seems like a super fun build so let’s get going. I started working on the suspension and the lower hull. After a few hours they were ready…

The IDF Version has a lot of little things that change from the M4A3. I started to make the changes to take the it in that direction. First the rear armor plate needed to be trimmed.

Next up were the front fenders.

The Trumpeter model has all the tools already molded on to the hull. The detail is pretty good, but they had to go since every photo I have show the tanks without any tools. I used a flat chisel blade to remove them.

That’s it for now, more to come soon.

Thanks for watching.

Concepts / The Case of the Stange Handle - Concept Ideas
« on: February 05, 2013, 06:35:29 PM »
Hello fellow modelers,

Sometime in the past I came across this odd item. I salvaged it from the trash bin of the 3D printer at work and my best guess is that it is the casing for a hand held instrument. Anyways, I can’t help but stare at it thinking it has the best shape for some type of spacecraft. Now I have not been able to come up with anything interesting and I know this is the right forum for this question. The whole thing is a little over 8 inches in length and its hollow which opens a whole world of possibilities. What do you guys think?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

Model Gallery / Some Previous Work
« on: December 25, 2010, 04:17:37 PM »
Hello fellow modelers!

This is my first post here. My name is David and I have been modeling for quite a few years now. After posting around in several online forums for the last 4 years or so I recently came across this forum. I was so blown away by the quality of the work showcased here that I had to join in the fun. I hope I will be able to learn a thing or two from you guys. Here are a few pictures of some of my previous work. It is mainly armor, but I build whatever catches my attention so I dab on different subjects all the time. All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


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