Not long after I returned to modelling I stated subscribing to Military Modelling magazine as at the time it seemed one of the better publications on the market and covered the topics I was interested in. I also signed up to the magazine forum and posted some of my first builds there.
Diopark are by no means a prolific model producer, but they do have some interesting kits. Their Field-modified Civilian Truck w/122mm Rocket Launcher joins the stash, but I’m not sure if this will be built as a standard civilian vehicle, or displayed at the technical portrayed on the box.
I’ve added quite a few pictures of a Hägglunds Bandvagn 206 (BV206) soft top with ammo body to the Reference section. This should prived some useful detail if you are planning on building the new Takom’s BV 206S kit, especially around the articulated trailer attachment.
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
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.
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
I’ve updated the Finished Models section with two armour builds, Trumpeter’s 1/35 scale M1126 Stryker ICV and Revell’s 1/35 scale SpaePz 2 ‘Luchs’. Both were reasonable standard out-of-the box builds and OK kits. There are more recent toolings of the Luchs available, and I have an AFC Club Stryker kit in the stash to build later.
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.
I’ve added pictures of one of my first builds, Tamiya’s re-released Sd.Kfz.222 Leichter Panzerspähwagen 4×4 Afrika-Korps, to the Finished Models section. For the build I added a rudimentary interior as you can sort of see inside through the turret and scratched a few extra external details, such as jerry can holders and sand channels.
I’ve added pictures of an FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor (CET) to the Reference section. If you want to model one of these beasts you’re either going to have a lot of scratch building to do, or fork out some serious cash for the Accurate Armour kit.