The above link will demonstrate our latest "finished" modelling project .... complete with it washes of weathering and wear .... this one having been completed by "mein bruder"/my brother
Just click on the first model image (set up on our garden deck at home here in NZ) displayed within the above link .... then .... select the "NEXT" tab (located at the bottom right corder of each image still) .... and you'l be able to follow all stages of the entire build from start to finish
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Nov 27, 2015 8:57:54 GMT
"YES" .... it's not a new kit by TAMIYA .... by any means.
I think Jim's was packaged and despatched around 1980, but, it "IS" still available here (in NZ) .... as I saw whilst picking up some modellig supplies in town this morning .... and still branded/packaged as such too
I hope it doesn't have an allergy against the birds HJG offers
Just be sure not to fly "too low" (on the forum) Klaus .... that's when we start becoming "anti-social": .... and equipment like this FLAKPANZER GEAPARD then start to "come in handy"
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 3, 2015 3:40:04 GMT
whats the Altitude on that machine
take off speed
Not very high since it's a real "ground gripper" .... but .... it can goes fast enough to get a CESSNA off the ground (probably a bit faster in fact) .... and best of all .... it can shoot really high, far, and with "great precision" too
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on May 22, 2016 20:40:34 GMT
Another modeling project complete .... by Jim.
This one's the 1:35 scale ITALERI kit of the HEAVY (military type) FUEL TANKER .... use the following link and in order to be able follow "each stage" of the complete build (from start to finish), use the "PREVIEW/NEXT" tabs located at the bottom right of the very first introductory image ....
As kits come and are completed .... "THIS ONE" .... would have to have been "THE MOST DIFFICULT" build we've yet experienced .... given that whilst this kit is actually very good it's not been particularly well engineered (by ITALERI) in respect of how certain parts fit (or must be edited to fit) .... requiring so much work in order to ensure everything does go together properly.
BUT .... that's what modeling is all about sometimes .... in that some kits it can be "quite a challenge" .... requiring considerable artistic as well as engineering skills (and patience and determination .... if not both) in order to make a good job of them.
Jim got through it though .... tackling (one by one) the many issues that did became evident as the build progressed (admittedly with the frecuent exclamations of profanity along the way .... "BLOOODY ITALERI" .... being the euphemistic way to put his discription of Mr ITALERI's ancestral origins ) .... and the end result, given his skills and persseverance with this project, and aided by the addition of a number of weathering washes too .... make this model look "really something" .... as can be seen within the above link.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jun 19, 2016 21:49:49 GMT
Another one completed .... and added to the growing exhibition/collection here
This one's the 1:35 scale Soviet/Russian JS3M/STALIN (also known as the IS3M) tank by TRUMPETER (a superb kit) .... completed in Egyptian colours though and with some fairly heavy weathering effects added for a scratched/well used/beat up looking appearance.
Those interested may view this particular build (again by Jim) per the following link ....
Still lots to build, and display, since we've a colletion of around 400-500 unassembled kits (tanks, ships, and aircraft .... both civil and military .... some of which are "extremly rare" now) here .... and which is alway constantly growing too through our continued many years of domestic and international trading within this hobby
USE THE AVBOVE LINK .... AND SELECT "NEXT" (at the bottom rihght of the first image) IN ORDERV TO RVIEW THE ENTIRE BUILD
Designed in the United States, the M48 PATTON was the 3rd tank to be officially named after the famous American WW2 General .... George S. PATTON .... whom was one of the earliest and most staunc US advocates for the use of tanks in batle.
The M48 design was a further development of the earlier M47 PATTON tank.
The M48 remained in service until replaced by the M60 PATTON tank and which served both the U.S. ARMY and MARINE CORPS .... primary as the priciple battle tank in South Vietnam during the Vietnam conflict. It was also widely used by U.S. Cold War allies too .... especially by NATO countries.
The M48 was also last U.S tank to mount the 90mm main gun.
Nearly 12,000 of this particular tank were built between 1952 and 1959.
Post by Klaus Hullermann on Jul 23, 2016 7:17:33 GMT
Again a great looking tank (all those little details on the turrent (helmets, rope, etc). I have just one question: The big spotlight looks too big for the tank. Did the M48 really have had such big spotlights mounted?
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Jul 23, 2016 15:48:04 GMT
The big spotlight looks too big for the tank. Did the M48 really have had such big spotlights mounted?
Although there could be a wee bit of distorton evident in the photo when using the camera in semi-MARCRO mode .... so far as I´m aware the spotlight/search light on the M48 "was" actually quite sizeable in comparison to those of similar production and operational era tanks.
I try´n get Jim to comment further .... later on .... if he wishes to