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.
This was my very first step into the world of armor modelling, back when this kit came out. It was a revolution of some sort. DML, which was already a respected model maker, suddenly burst into the market with a stunning model of the famous Flak 8.8. You had everything in the box to build … Continue reading Flak 88 (DML 1/35)
As we have been discussing this before, the Germans had this tendency of sticking 8.8cm guns onto anything and everything they got their hands on. If they could have, they would have put an 88 onto the top of another 88. Since this is a legendary gun (deservedly or undeservedly; it is, after all, something … Continue reading Roden 1/72 Vomag Flak 88
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
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
Yes, I know it’s not the name of the vehicle. But since Sd.Kfz.9 does not roll off the tongue as smoothly, and since everyone calls this half-track Famo , I’ll call it Famo , and you’ll just have to deal with it. I always had a fascination with halftracks, especially the 251 series (more on that … Continue reading The tale of the four Famos
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 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
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.
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