DML Flak 88 1/35 -act 2.

I’ve sung a lot of praises about the DML Flak 88 gun. I’ve shown my very first build of it -the model that has pushed me over to the armor models from airplanes-, and here is the second I did. I rarely repeat a build; normally I’d rather spend the time building something different. This … Continue reading DML Flak 88 1/35 -act 2.

Revell Panzer IV ausf H Flakpanzer 88 conversion

  Image Source: Henk’s website henk.fox3000.com I chose this vehicle as my first scratchbuild attempt. It looked relatively easy to do, it looked cheap(ish), and the tank, let’s face it, looks crazy. The Germans seemed to have a philosophy of “if we can stick an 88 on top of it, we’ll stick an 88 on top of … Continue reading Revell Panzer IV ausf H Flakpanzer 88 conversion

How to use your brand new Flak 8.8 gun

I quite like the gun; it is an iconic WWII weapon, it made me get into armor models (the also iconic DML Flak 88 model), and I built a couple of iterations of it over the years. And now I found this manual online. It is great if you made an impulse buy on Ebay, … Continue reading How to use your brand new Flak 8.8 gun

Modelcollect 1/72 Rheintochter 1 movable Missile launcher with E100 body, 1946

This model was one of the three of my very first order from Modelcollect; the other two were the E-75 with full interior and a T-80. I’ll take a look at those models later on. There is also an E-50 with interior available, and a T-64, T-72 with interior in the plans… which to be … Continue reading Modelcollect 1/72 Rheintochter 1 movable Missile launcher with E100 body, 1946

MiniArt Mercedes-Benz Typ 170 V Saloon Car 1/35

MiniArt has issued a civilian version of a car that they already had in their catalogue in military service: the Mercedes-Benz W30 Typ 170 V Saloon. (The V stands for “Vorn” -indicating the engine is in the front of the car. They had a rear-engined variant as well, which carried the letter H.) The model … Continue reading MiniArt Mercedes-Benz Typ 170 V Saloon Car 1/35

MiniArt T-44 Build review p5.

Well, further work is ongoing on the MiniArt T-44: weathering. The tank was first treated with AK Interactive’s filter for green vehicles. (I’ve made a purchase of a couple of these products, and wanted to try them out.) Interestingly the paint simply flaked off at the mudguards in reaction to the filter. I think the … Continue reading MiniArt T-44 Build review p5.

Revell/Armory T-72B 1/72

The T-72B (Object 184) was a much improved version of the T-72A model. It was accepted into service in 1985, and mass produced from 1988. The tank has received an improved 1A40-1 fire control system, improved composite armor (Super Dolly Parton) on the turret, and extra armor on the front hull. The new main gun … Continue reading Revell/Armory T-72B 1/72