Tamiya U.S. Self-Propelled 155mm Gun M40

As we go through Harvey’s heavy downpours here in Houston I figured it was a great time to work on this M40. Added the metal barrel and finished off the tracks so their ready. Also started on the figures as there is 8 of them…. All this rain makes me sleepy so I might take a nap and wake up to more work…


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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 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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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.