Category: Work In Progress

Dragon’s 1/35 MIM-23 HAWK build update

I’ve now completed the launcher part of the build. The fire extinguisher and some wiring have been left off to ease painting, but other than that, this part is done. The leg struts are quite delicate, so I will be putting this on a scenic base to reduce the risk of damage (and keeping it

Dragon’s 1/35 MIM-23 HAWK build update

Last month I started my build of Dragon’s 1/35 scale MIM-23 HAWK M192 as a holiday build, a way to pass the evenings in Devon. I managed to make a fair bit of progress, but didn’t get as far as expected for such a simple kit. It is an OK kit, but not what I have come to expect

Clearing my Shelf of Shame (space and sci-fi edition)

I’ve listed my stalled armour and aviation builds, so now time to complete the full list of my in-progress builds and show what has stalled with my ‘real’ space and sci-fi models. The space models are all quite old kits and use the original pressings, so the details and fit is somewhat disappointing, but if

Site updates

Some small site updates to add reference photos of a Ford Windsor Carrier from the Cobbaton Combat Collection and WIP photos of my Freedom Model X-47B build.

Clearing my Shelf of Shame (aviation edition)

While I mostly build 1/35 scale armour, I sometime like to build the odd helicopter or other interesting aircraft. Following on from my list of stalled armour builds, I’ve collated a list of my in-progress aviation models, again listed in the order I’m hoping to clear them down, along with some notes on where they are

Updated ‘Workbench’ page

I’ve updated the Workbench page with details of three in-progress 1/35 scale armour builds, specifically Italeri’s M1A1 Sherman and AFV Club’s Sd.Kfz.11 (late) prime mover and leFH18 howitzer. As mentioned in my stalled armour build update, the Sherman is very nearly finished, while the Sd.Kfz.11 and leFH18 are still in the build phase.  

Clearing my Shelf of Shame (armour edition)

Like many other modellers I have some kits that I have started but never got round to finishing for one reason or another. So after a thorough audit of my model collection it transpires I have 14 stalled 1/35 scale armour builds, which if I’m honest is better than I thought! I’ve listed each of these