Tamiya Japanese 4X4 Light Type 95 Kurogane 1/48 scale

This is not my normal build or scale (almost too small for me), but a friend wanted this for a gift so here it is. Now moving onto the U.S. M40….

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Tamiya German Self Propelled Howitzer Wespe and Diorama ((Completed))

Finally completed this cold project. It just started out as a replacement for a Wespe I built about 20 years ago and moved before it was 100% done and lost the tools to this diorama. Then I kept thinking of more and more to do or buy to add on, ended up using 2 full kits and extra parts from past completed builds. I used wood putty to mold the campfire logs and Tamiya snow.
Now to clear out the area and get ready for a small build for someone requesting a Japanese WWII car (first for me)

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Two Wespe 20 years apart

Tamiya German Self Propelled Howitzer Wespe and Diorama (Update)

Slowing down having to wait for parts to set or dry but still moving forward. I have two more figures to finish and a little more work on the diorama.

Tamiya German Self Propelled Howitzer Wespe and Diorama

With a new job and grandson with us for the summer it has been slow going but still moving forward. This shows the diorama I’m working on.. there will be snow added and 3 more figures and I’m going to try making a camp fire (I hope it works) More to come……

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Tamiya German Self Propelled Howitzer Wespe Crew

This project I finished the crew first and working on the vehicle last and now I’m thinking about the small scene to bring it all together.

Tamiya Schwerer Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.232 8-Rad (finished)

This was nice to have back in the collection again. A lot of clean up work for this older Tamiya kit also added a photo etched leftover for the hook for the bucket and made rope and wire for the canteens from heated sprues.
Chipped and rusted the body and added the copper to the antenna mount area, the kit shows to paint as body color but box art and other photos show copper. Muffler covers are not right and came with the kit solid when the should be screens so I rusted the hell out of them. This is around 1939 time frame… Poland

Please let me know what you think….    Next is the Wespe

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Tamiya Schwerer Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.232 8-Rad update

This old Tamiya kit is turning out to be a lot of clean up work so it’s taking a bit longer. The first one I built when I was around 18 is long broken and gone. Still finding parts of the last one in a few places and other models.


8 Wheel and near future project

Making progress on the 8 wheel armor car.

These two will be down the road (maybe)

Looking  forward to the complete interior

4 projects

Working on 4 different projects right now.. 0ne is the middle east diorama, one M48A3 finishing up as in weathering and tracks and two complete builds. I also added a few things to the site that will allow Facebook and Google+ users to post comments if they want. Not sure how it works yet as this is the first post after activating.

Diorama progress- building done and this door..


M48A3 the tracks were not looking right and I want to add more weathering

Wespe is a complete build

Schwerer Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.232 8-Rad this is another complete build and this will be the early version without the bullet proof plate in the front.


Tamiya Quad Gun Tractor “British”

This completes the model for the diorama, now to finish assembly and painting of the middle east scene. This will take a bit longer than the model and will take up more space as well. This one will be the largest one I’ve built from Minimart and they can be a pain to build but can look awesome if done right. This is the box art link for the Middle east diorama.
Tamiya kit 35045

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