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WIP: Ace 1/72 SdKfz 250/1 german halftrack

Ace 1/72 SDKfz 250/1

One of my hobby friends came with the idea of doing a GB to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Kursk. Needless to say I was keen on starting it, and I even got a new T-34/76 for the build. However, after a short run through my stash, I found this kit that…

Club de Modelismo La Plata Model Expo and Contest

Concurso y Expo Club Modelismo La Plata

Last weekend, in a La Plata (56Km away from Buenos Aires, Argentina) the local La Plata scale model club hosted their traditional yearly contest. While weather didn’t really help, the most hard core Argentine modelers from near and afar convened together for a couple of days of camaraderie in a rather cozy environment, filled with…

Quick and dirty Churchill MkII Tank

3 days from shrinkwrapped kit box to this petite representation of the Churchill tank? Including weathering? Yup, you can bet the stash on it! Come on in and check how our editor managed to finish this model in a weekend… sorta.

Amazing 1/72 modern U.S. Army figure sets from Vepa Miniatures

Vepa Miniatures 1/72 U.S. Army patrol figures, mortar team, MG m2 - mk19 team

From Airplane to AFV, ships and Sci-Fi subjects, braille scale is considered to be one of the most complete scales when it comes to diversity and availability. Lately it has been also the subject of some kit releases that can easily compete with larger scale models as far as detail and engineering goes.

Reference: Mirage III – Mirage V speed brake well details

Mirage III - Mirage V speed brake well detail

A few days ago a discussion ensued among my closest Scale Modeling friends about the Mirage III series speed brake, or airbrakes and the details underneath them. Some, me included, believed it was a see through well (I.e. if the brakes were opened you could see through the wing all the way to the other…

Taming Resinec’s 1/72 Oshkosh M-ATV

1/72 Resinec Oshkosh M-ATV resin kit by Sergei Golikov

The Oshkosh M-ATV or Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle doesn’t require a lengthy introduction to anybody interested in modern warfighting vehicles. It is a machine designed to cope with the IED threat, an impressive piece of kit that has been deployed with US troops operating in Afghanistan since 2009.