Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 8 Finishing the beast

The previous installments: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 5.1 Part 6. Part 7. OK, the final push… fixing the running gear, painting small details, and dusting it up. (I wanted to leave scratches and paintchips off this time; historically it is more accurate, but the real reason is that … Continue reading Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 8 Finishing the beast

Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 7. Weathering steps

The previous installments: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 5.1 Part 6. OK, after the Mig Ammo filter chipping, I was a bit more careful applying green filter to the model. These filters can be created from oil paints, but it is nice to have pre-mixed colors, and not just … Continue reading Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 7. Weathering steps

Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 6. finishing the build for real -and painting the beast

Well, finishing up the build… The previous installments: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 5.1 Well, the Ferdinand was almost finished -the tracks were not installed as it made more sense to do after having painted the base color. I finally bought out the airbrush, and applied Dunkelgelb from Mig … Continue reading Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 6. finishing the build for real -and painting the beast

Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 5.1 Finishing the build

Well, finishing up the build… The previous installments: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. OK, now it is ready to be painted. Personally I blame the holidays for the lack of progress.

Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 5. Finishing the build

Well, finishing up the build… The previous installments: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. So, further difficulties… although not big ones. The periscopes do not fit into their slots -neither on the driver’s hatch, nor on the top of the vehicle. Bummer. The mantlet (part number A8) of the gun barrel did not … Continue reading Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 5. Finishing the build

Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 4.

Well, finishing up the interior… The previous installments: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. The interior was a surprisingly short affair, compared to RFM’s or Takom’s Panthers‘ (which may or may not be a good thing, depending on your point of view… right now I am happy it did not take years). I cut the … Continue reading Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 4.

Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 3.

Building and painting as I go. I used AK’s French blue for the greyish/blueish parts, and a black thread for the V belt on the engine. (And lots of rust on the exhausts…) Touching it up here and there: some red is added to to some fine details to make them pop; it will be … Continue reading Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 3.

Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 2.

Well, keep going with the interior of the lower hull. The assembly was a joy; most parts are simply dry fitted during painting as they fit really well, and slot into their respective places. Part one went well, part two continues this trend. I gave a few, subsequently lightening coats of AK’s dunkelgelb to the … Continue reading Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 2.

Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 1.

  I have seen the Tiger exhibition in Bovingdon, and there is an article on armorama worth reading. I never really liked the way the Ferdinand looked- the JagdPanther had a much sleeker outline. However, it was a very intruiging vehicle due to Ferdinand Porche’s unique solution for powering this monster, which in itself made … Continue reading Amusing Hobby 1/35 Ferdinand with interior part 1.

Exciting news from Amusing Hobby – T-72M1 full interior kit

Perhaps I should have written the headline as: “If you want to know the next exciting news from Amusing Hobby, Click here.” Or better yet: “Model makers are annoyed by this one trick of a single mother.” But I am a more traditional headline-writer and I hate clickbait. So I am really happy to report … Continue reading Exciting news from Amusing Hobby – T-72M1 full interior kit