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Autocar U-7144 and Heil Fuel Trailer

Wed, 04/10/2024 - 14:35
This model was built from scratch using brass and plastic stock along with Renshape and resin castings. The soft top is 2 ply tissue with white glue/water mix applied. Paint is Testors olive drab. Tires are painted with Tamiya rubber black. Information was taken from variouss sources including Tankograd publications for both tractor and trailer. Decals were computer generated and ALPS printed. Scale is 1/25.

For Those About to Rock

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 11:00
Concept Miniatures 1/10 bust of Brian Johnson of AC/DC

UM, Ummt news

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 09:38
The topic about the news from ukrainian manufacturers UM and Ummt 703 - Tank RBT-7 with rocket launcher for RS-132 (Red Army tank of the 30s on the basis of BT-7 tank) 7031200×703 388 KB 703-11200×701 268 KB 704 - Armored train №15 of the 1st armored division (with armored platform PL-37) 7041200×784 477 KB

Hasegawa 1/72 Ki-49 Helen

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 15:33
Finally finished this one. Not a bad kit but for some reason it gave me some problems with the fit of some pieces.....probably user error! I used the Eduard masks for the clear parts.......still took me a couple days to mask it!

Tank Toons

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 14:04
Anyone that followed my models know I'm mostly figures and space/sci-fi. But I saw this kit and as a regular viewer of Night Shift, I had to try - - Meng Models World War Toons Sherman tank. It's one of those "deformed" type models, like the egg planes. There was no scale listed. The biggest bonus to me was that they had the "rubber band" type treads. I couldn't imagine myself sitting there assembling the treads one section at a time. I assembled the major sub-assemblies and then painted it the US Olive Drab green. After that I added the decals which went on very nicely. I then added a little weathering ala Night Shift. The base was done with a piece of cut up foam, and the hedgerow is a plastic aquarium filter material covered in Ground foam. With that I was finished. Thanks for looking.


Tue, 04/02/2024 - 13:49
Catching up with my posts we have Marilyn Monroe from the Suite Life Productions. The card that came with the kit indicates she's part of a potential series Girls on Film Part 1. Always good to see *not the same ol' thing* kits. She looks like she's about 1/5 scale and was a very nice 2 part casting with only minor cleanup of the seam-line that runs around the kit. If you read my entry on the Pebbles bust, you already know about whats happening here. If not, very briefly I saw the You Tube channel creator that has been looking for an effective yet simple was to create a realistic look for skin tone coat in a purple pink color on top and then from the bottom add a red. Then when you add the skin color in light passes while leaving some of the red and purple you end up with a lifelike skin IMHO. Continuing on with Marilyn, the example shows here wearing a black dress. There's a lot of black with no real breakups in color. What I chose to do was take some Blue Gunmetal, which is a dark blue color with metal flakes in it. To make it a little bit darker I did add a little black. Then For the hair originally I chose V's Wood, but that looked too yellow. Marilyn's hair changed - A LOT - over time and I guess depending on what movie she was acting in. So I over-painted it with Cork, and then two highlights ending with Ivory. For the stole I just used a light gray, and under some of the larger tufts a darker gray. The dry brushed with an Off White, finally ending with a light coat of Pearlizing Medium.

ACE model news

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 12:01
The topic about new from ACE model - ukrainian manufacturer of interesting plastic kits ACE 72592 COE (CabOverEngine) refueler truck m.1939 1/72 72592 COE (CabOverEngine) refueler truck m.19391200×667 94.3 KB in_4854×1200 123 KB

Master Box news

Tue, 04/02/2024 - 04:52
The news of April 2024 24081 - "At the Edge of the Universe. Strange Company’s Adventures. Episode IV. "We beat them!", 1/24 Master Box 35235 Russian-Ukrainian War № 9. Ukrainian SOF. Sniper group 1/35 Re-issued items Master Box 3507 - German tank crew, set #1 (4 figures) 1/35 Master Box 3530 Sd. Kfz. 1 Type 170 VK, German Military Staff Car, WW II, 1/35 Master Box 3531 Sd.Kfz. 2 Type 170 VK, German military radio car, WW II, 1/35


Mon, 04/01/2024 - 17:08
HI ! Here another project I have done in the past , the lozange camo where cut one by one, I done this in the late 80' when none of the decals was available, it depic the one in the CANADIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM ,, If you like to view more pics, I have set up an GOOGLE page for it , just follow this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/5KcNiB3UkquwpGZ46 Enjoy ! Jmarc

Revell (Matchbox) 1/76 Humber Mk II armored car

Mon, 04/01/2024 - 11:23
This is the Revell re-release of the Matchbox Humber Mk II armoured car. It's a neat little kit and has one of their display bases included. I opened the vision slits on the hull sides, added the lifting rings front and rear, removed the molded in tools and tow cable and replaced them from the spares box and drilled out the guns and smoke dischargers. The base is another story. I covered the grassy area with Woodland Scenics products. Then I covered the shell hole with real dirt and filled the puddle in the middle with Klear wax. The last photo is the inspiration for the whole project, a book I recently read.


Sat, 03/30/2024 - 12:04
HI ! Here another project I have done in the past for a modeling sci-fi contest , of course this is an scratchbuilt project , If you like to view more pics, I have set up an Google page , Just follow this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/M1Rzd3esQZfJZcf77 Enjoy ! Jmarc


Sat, 03/30/2024 - 11:57
HI ! Here another project I have done in the past , of course it's scratchbuilt , if you like to view more pic of it ,I have set up an Google page just follow this link: https://goo.gl/photos/EFPoMBzrefWJRP9cA Enjoy ! Jmarc


Sat, 03/30/2024 - 11:53
HI ! Here another project I have done in the past , using the SOLIDO scooter , If you like to view more pics of it , I have set up an Google page , just follow this link: https://goo.gl/photos/ViuNCgjGPs2udjLKA Enjoy ! Jmarc


Sat, 03/30/2024 - 11:46
HI ! Here another project I have done in the past, this is an scratchbuilt project of course .. If you like to view the complete WIP on this one, I have done an GOOGLE page for it , Just follow this link: https://goo.gl/photos/NTyoACw38CD8E6Hj6 Enjoy ! Jmarc

TheRealMrEd in 2023, A FEW Different...

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 14:48
Can't remember whether I posted all these or not, but some may find these interesting, and the build threads worth a look, for conversion lovers out there : First off, the Anigrand Curtis XP-60: A few more pics HERE.. Followed by a P-47B Double Twister conversion, using the 1/72 Academy P-47D kit: For those interested, the build thread is HERE.. Then, a P-47F conversion, with the laminar flow wing, also using the Academy P-47D kit: Build thread HERE.. Next up, one of my personal favorites, which I have seldom seen built, another conversion of the Academy kit, the P-47B: A few more pics HERE.. Next up, the Brengun A-36 Apache kit, but with so much work needed to make it accurate, it might as well have been a conversion: A LOT of detail changes and accuracy conversation HERE.. And last for the year, and one of my all-time favorites, the new 1/72 scale XB-51 bomber kit from Mikro Mir: Before starting one of these I would SERIOUSLY recommend that you read through the build thread (you'll see why) HERE.. Well, that's all. Not a lot for the year, compared to normal, but some fairly interesting ones, I think. Thanks, as always, for looking! Ed