I got a bad fever, about 105... milimeters! The release of the Resicast ammo and
stowage sets and new crew figures from Warriors has inspired me to join the Priest-hood.
I'm in the midst of researching and building not just one, not two, but THREE
Priests: a late-early version from the Academy kit, with the better-defined Italeri
gun; an intermediate "Baboon" using the Academy with a Foundations one-piece tranny
cover; and an Italeri late M7, which still holds its own after nearly 30 years.
Stay tuned next month for progress reports and photos, and a review of Resicast's
unique assault boat and trailer set.
golly, Miss Molly! We've just completed year number six of Modeling the U.S. Army
in WWII. Where has the time gone? I did some counting (had to take off my shoes!)
and discovered this site now offers nearly 400 reviews of U.S. WWII kits from
more than 90 manufacturers, as well as a good number of articles and references.
And remember, if you would like to contribute to the cause (either product samples
or well-written reviews), just shoot me an email. There are still plenty of kits,
new and old, to examine, so let's keep moving forward.
complement the above review, I've uploaded photos of the 105mm
Howtizer M2A1 from the Victory Museum in Auburn, Indiana.
One of the
first kits I built when I got back into the hobby was Italeri's M24 Chaffee. Someday,
when I build it again to my improved skill level, I'll be sure to use Chris "Toadman"
Hughes' excellent Light
Tank M24 Photo Detail CD as a guide.
squeeeeking in a pre-AMPS peek at the final stages of my just completed "Mail
Call for the Sons of Thor." These are still in-progress photos. I'll shoot
some better photos of the finished diorama and post them soon.
is my report back from AMPS 2008.
It was a great show!
this month is going to be slim, since I'm trying to get a couple of things done
in time for my first trip to the AMPS
International Show, held this year at the WW2 Victory Museum in Auburn,
IN, from April 10-12. I'm looking forward to the chance to meet many of you there!
But in the meantime, I have gotten around to examining DML's U.S.
Armored Infantry and it's a very worthwhile set.
— Happy New Year to One and All