Review: Vallejo Model Wash – European dust 76.523, oiled earth 76.521

Acrylic weathering products, while being very attractive due to not being hazardous, tend to have a big issue: surface tension. Solvent-based products, washes spread much better, and they do not leave “tide-marks” like water-based products do; therefore I was pretty interested in how Vallejo’s dust washes perform. In short: very well. (OK, you can stop … Continue reading Review: Vallejo Model Wash – European dust 76.523, oiled earth 76.521

Milicast Bergepanther Ausf A (final production) 1/76 review

I’ve known about Milicast since, well, forever. (Or at least as far as 2005.) I remember finding their website, and looking at the wide selection of interesting models thinking I’d never be able to afford the prices and the shipping to the US. Well, this has changed; I moved to the UK, and I do … Continue reading Milicast Bergepanther Ausf A (final production) 1/76 review

1/35 MiniArt T-54-1 build review p.4

The first part of the review can be found here. So the hull interior is reasonably finished, but I had to add bits and bobs (fire extinguishers, ammunition for the main gun and for the machine guns, etc.). Once I put the driver’s periscopes in place, I could close down the hull. The top part […]

1/35 MiniArt T-54-1 build review p.3

The first part of the review can be found here. So the hull interior is reasonably finished, but I had to add bits and bobs (fire extinguishers, ammunition for the main gun and for the machine guns, etc.). Once I put the driver’s periscopes in place, I could close down the hull. The top part […]

1/35 MiniArt T-54-1 build review p.2

The first part of the review can be found here. So the hull interior is reasonably finished, but I had to add bits and bobs (fire extinguishers, ammunition for the main gun and for the machine guns, etc.). Once I put the driver’s periscopes in place, I could close down the hull. The top part … Continue reading 1/35 MiniArt T-54-1 build review p.2

1/35 MiniArt T-54-1 build review p.1

Well, the long awaited MiniArt T-54-1 is here finally. I’m in the middle of several builds -somehow I ended up reviewing and building a lot of kits at the same time. Nevertheless this model got priority when it arrived, since it was something I really had an interest in. I planned to build the Tamiya … Continue reading 1/35 MiniArt T-54-1 build review p.1

MiniArt 1/35 SU-122 build review p5. (final instalment)

You can find the previous parts of this review under the following links: part 1. part 2. part 3. and part 4. You can find the review I wrote of this model on armorama, and another review of a simplified version of the same kit here. In this last post we’ll finish up the vehicle. Painting … Continue reading MiniArt 1/35 SU-122 build review p5. (final instalment)

Playing around with Lifecolor’s Liquid Pigments – Rust Wizard Review

I do some experiments on techniques or modelling products now on then; I might as well share them here. Here’s the previous post about the different media you can suspend your pigments.   I saw these new products mentioned in armorama, and they did look interesting. While I tend to avoid paint/weathering sets, I thought … Continue reading Playing around with Lifecolor’s Liquid Pigments – Rust Wizard Review

MiniArt 1/35 SU-122 build review p4.

You can find the previous parts of this review under the following links: part 1. part 2. part 3. You can find the review I wrote of this MiniArt model on armorama, and another review of a simplified version of the same kit here.   In this post we’re taking a look at the interior- … Continue reading MiniArt 1/35 SU-122 build review p4.

MiniArt 1/35 SU-122 build review p3.

I’m continuing the MiniArt SU-122 build and review- you can find the previous parts below: Part 1 Part 2 You can find the photos of the parts and the instruction manual on armorama in my review, and you can find a comparison with the non-interior version of the same kit here. If the gods will … Continue reading MiniArt 1/35 SU-122 build review p3.