This Luft '46 aircraft is one of my all-time favorite subjects, there is something about the sleek wing shape and it's supposed 'stealth' capabilities that captures my imagination. But I must admit that this one kit that seems cursed. I have two of these serving as shelve queens now because I did something wrong. The issues you will see in the pictures are mostly my own fault.
It's often said that every car enthusiast should at least have owned one Alfa Romeo in his or her life. And because this particular version of the Giulia Sprint is quite rare, this kit is maybe your only chance to own one. If you can find it that is..
History The Opel GT is often viewed as the poor-mans Corvette. It was unveiled in 1968 and bore a remarkable resemblance to the Chevrolet Corvette at the time that was revealed just a year earlier. But the similarities ended there, no big V8 under the GT’s hood but more European four-cylinder engines. Engines like a … Continue reading Review: Revell 1/32 Opel GT
The P-47, or 'The Jug' as it was commonly referred to was one of the largest and most powerful fighters of WW2. With a turbocharged 2,000 HP R-2800 radial engine it needed a large fuselage to accommodate the engine and associated plumbing.
Did I mention that I'm often am interested in fairly obscure things? Now this is again one of these niche subjects that sparked my interest. A Tiger I named 'Tiki'. The one on the picture is marked as #833, but there are references to a #312. This could be due to the tank being transferred … Continue reading Research: Tiger I ‘Tiki’
History The Messerschmitt Me 1101 was Messerschmitt's response to the RLM's Emergency Fighter Program of 15 July 1944. The initial design featured wings that could be set at various sweep angles before flight. Although this feature wasn't planned to be included in the production aircraft it was used on the V1 prototype for testing purposes. Eventually Messerschmitt lost … Continue reading Review: Valom 1/144 Me 1101 Vs. FW TA-183
History The Panzer Kampfwagen V 'Panther' was a medium tank developed for the German Wehrmacht and SS as a reaction to the appearance of Soviet T-34 that made the current Pz.Kpfw. III and IV obsolete, especially the Pz.Kpfw. IV with the short-barreled 7.5 cm KwK 37 L/24. It had the same V-12 Maybach HL230 P30 … Continue reading Review: Tamiya 1/35 Panther Auf. A
I know. More content will be posted here Soon™ But seriously: I don't have a lot of time to do builds, and when I do I often forget to make photos of the whole process. I'm working on this and on more content for this website.
I find myself often interested in things that seem small to other people. The case in point is an appearance of a picture of a Tiger I named 'Strolch' on the slightly inappropriately named TankPorn subreddit. After some digging I found what seems to be the original post of this picture at the Tiger im Focus forum. Some more … Continue reading Research: Tiger I ‘Strolch’
History The Polikarpov TIS (Tyazholyy Istrebitel' Soprovozhdeniya) project started out in 1938 as the Soviet Air Force (VVS) requested a heavy fighter capable of escorting bombers. Due to the workload at the Polikarpov Design Bureau (Polikarpov OKB) work on the TIS (internal designation TIS (A)) didn't start until late 1940. After work has started and the first … Continue reading Review: Valom 1/72 Polikarpov TIS (MA)