Home of the modeling savants....Celebrating thirty-six years of modeling fun, education, and history in 2020!


Tom miller:
Trumpeter 1/35 scale MK.23 MTVR USMC 5 ton truck
I used Black Dog up armored conversion set, Live Resin turret.
Tamiya paint and some Mig Pigments.

Scott Herbert:  This is the Revell 1/48 kit of the EA-6A Intruder/Wild Weasel. Al George gave me the kit and a resin cockpit from Sqdrn/Avionix. That resin is some brittle fiddly stuff. I got it to fit okay after some rework sanding. I painted it all with Vallejo Model air and weathered with AK panel liners. 

Let’s get started with Keith Lemke.  I was hoping Keith was going to provide some info to go with the photos…but I wanted to show you some of the amazing models he has been working on.

Well, that's it for this week.  Stay busy and stay healthy!

skill level 1.55: Kit: MiniArt 38020 Soviet Tram X Series Early type
Model: Ravenna Streetcar #5
Description: Pretty good fits except for roof.  Base needs extensive reinforcement.
Modifications: Added 4 LED lights to interior and a LED headlight.  Powered by 3-volt battery with resistors added to reduce brightness.
Added 15 MiniArt figures and accessories: e.g. benches, fence, sewer cover, drain, wine bottle, leaves, newspaper, overhead catenary wire.  Wood edge added to base.

Airbrush Master Doug Seekman wrote: 1/48 Tamiya Lancaster dambuster painted w/gunze Mr color. Eduard photo-etch interior. Belcher bits engines. Quickboost gun barrels. Xtradecal decals. Partially scratchbuilt interior. Weathered w/pastels. 

skill level 1.55 #2: F-86F Sabrejet Kit: Revell #5319 from 1976 and re-boxed in 2012
Scale: 1/48
Comments: This skill level 2 kit only had 46 parts and I used 43!  Raised panel lines, lots of flash, and bad fits.  Overall, though, it went together well.  Canopy slides and flaps work.  Decals for two aircraft…I combined them into one.  Decals released easily but fit was poor…causing problems down the line.  Added nose weight.
Built kit out of the box.  Will enter in the special “Spud” Ensing contest category at Can-Am.  Can’t believe I didn’t break off the pitot tube!
Paint: Metal finish is Mr. Color lacquer Silver.  Should have primed to hide the seams.  Lots of putty required.
For 43 parts, it took a long time to build!!

Big Daddy Jerry Bridenstein wrote: Jerry: M1 Super Heavy Howitzer  35.5cm.  1/35scale. Kit is by Soar Art in China. I never heard of them either. The real gun was broken down into 7 sections and transported by truck plus a crane used to assemble the thing. The number made is unclear between 6 and 8. For unknown reasons only one was ever the use at any given time even though they used during the whole of WW2. It was hard to find pictures on the internet. The rails on either side of the gun are for the crane used to assemble the gun. They show up in almost all the pictures I could find. So I scratch built them. If my hands recover from the numbness caused by cemo I might try to finish this diorama. I did a lot of damage just moving it around for the pictures. Oh in case you hadn't guessed it is WW2 German