close out this year with three new kits and one oldie but goodie that still holds
up well after some three decades:
visitors have likely picked up on my penchant for doing tandem projects of the
same AFV from different manufacturers. This past spring I built two of the Army's
early war light tanks. You can read about my updating of Tamiya's ancient U.S.
Light Tank M3 Stuart, and next month I'll report on Academy's M3 Stuart.
our final installment, I've dressed up the T19
with a host of accessories, some handmade tarps and sleeping bags, and dusty weathering
suitable for Morocco.
review the recent U.S. Jeep Officer from Doug's
of DML's T19
Half-track shifts into the painting phase, and I've been working for the
first time with some nice paints from Lifecolor.
coincidence, this month examines two self-propelled howitzers from DML:
written a construction review of the very nice T-19
Half-track, including step-by-step photos of the unique track and suspension
off of two shows in less than a month, including a quick build of Academy's M3
Stuart for the MMFS show, I can now shift a little more attention to the site
and some kit reviews.
posted photos of the completed diorama, "Lafayette,
Baboon Has Arrived." I'll finish the write-up on the creation of
the diorama in June.
Baboon is 95% complete. Check out these pictures
while I press on with the rest of the diorama.
energies right now are focused on getting Baboon built in time for the AMPS show
in April. I've pulled together a narrative and my construction photos so you can
see the detailing leading up to the point of painting, starting with the research
into the historical
Happy New Year!
something of an armchair historian, I have a thing for dates, facts, anniversaries
and such. Thus, I start off 2010 noting that it was 20 years ago this month I
got back into modeling. To mark to occasion, I'm going to change things up a little
bit here and promote two clubs I belong to that have shows this spring. I'm
starting a new series of articles, Confessions of a Glue-sniffer: Twenty Years
at the Modeling Bench,
looking back on how modeling has evolved over this period. In the first entry,
Band of Brothers,
I talk about how I came to appreciate the importance of clubs in my enjoyment
of this hobby.
reach back into the shelves to reviews two nice Warriors sets that have been kicking
around for a while: USMC
Command Conference Set #1 and Set
I have a new batch of photos taken a few weeks ago at the Fort Snelling Military
Museum of the recently completed M3A1
half-track. It's a beauty!