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Thursday, December 27, 2012

T-28 Leningrand front - ICM 1/35

Few years ago ICM has produced the soviet T-28 multi turret tank in scale 1/35. I like the multi turret tanks so I bought one thinking to make it in winter camo. Many of them saw action near Leningrand front first against finish forces and then against germans just before the famous siege. It was a slow tank already obsolent against PzIII & PzIV so soviet defenders used them like armored defence posts taking advantage of multiple turrets. As the german forces went closer and closer to the city of Leningrand destroying the bunkers and the other defensive posts T-28 crews took away the machine guns and were destroying the rest of the tanks. Only few abandoned T-28s were been re-grouped in finish or german units.




Friday, December 21, 2012

AKAMAT visit KARDITSA TOWN!






During the weekend of 8th-9th of December, our team visited Karditsa town, to meet friends modellers of the local Modelling Club.
Karditsa modelling club founded in July 2012 and since then, they presented an impressive amount of work, involving, apart from giving a common origin to the local modellers, seminars for children, with the aid of the Municipality of Karditsa who offer a teaching room and a modelling bazaar.
The members of the Club offer their time, money and knowledge to the children of Karditsa, aiming at expansion of our beloved hobby in their town.
Congratulations guys, keep the good job up! We totally support you!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

IPMS HELLAS 2012 - AK INTERACTIVE (MIG JIMENEZ DEMO)

Last month took place the 31 st IPMS HELLAS Nationals 2012  EXHIBITION - CONTEST in cooperation with Star Club of Athens (a club for figure modelers), at  the Former Western Air Terminal Hellinikon .
We had a great time , with over 740 models, a group of reenactors and vehicles dated back to WWII .
 Mr Miguel Jimenez with a demo for AFV 's  and Alexandre Cortina Bonastre for figures as well , where present at the show among many other  visitors





Saturday, November 10, 2012

Panther G 1/35 Cyber Hobby 6267 - Total Recall WIP I



Four years back , since I rejoined  the modeling community, this was my first built. 




Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ZSU-23-4 "Shilka" NVA Dragon 1/35

One of my favorite A/A systems is "Shilka"; A "made in" C.C.C.P. weapon which is perchaps the most common low altitude A/A gun in the ex Warsaw Pact countries.
Dragon in the mid of  '80s has produced a lot of soviet weapons in 1/35 one of them was "Shilka".
 It's a nice kit made in soft grey plastic with nice details (for an '80's kit). Of course there are some after market accessories from Eduard (p.e.) Friul (tracks) and RB/JB Model (gun barrels) for it.
 So I decided to make an NVA version during the end of Vietnam war.




Tuesday, November 6, 2012

F9-F2P "panther" Trumpeter 1/48



Hello everybody.

This is my last finished model, F9-F2P "panther" in 1/48 scale using Trumpeter’s kit No 02833.






Monday, October 29, 2012

Bf-109 E-4 trop, Tamiya 1/48


Hello my friends!

This is a classic theme that I have done some years ago. Tamiya provides an excellent kit, very easy to be built. It is an out of the box build, I ‘ve just added Eduard’s photoetched seatbelts. It is painted with Gunze Mr.Color lacquer paints.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saab Viggen JA-37, Airfix 1/48

Hello my friends!

This is my latest project finished, the JA-37 Saab Viggen in 1/48th scale. The kit is the Airfix reboxing of the old Esci kit.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Schwerer Panzerspahwagen SdKfz 234/2 Puma - Italeri 1/35 Finished!


Finally finished that!...A few add-ons apllied with pigments and oils !




Sunday, October 7, 2012

Harley Davidson WL 1/9 Italeri part III

 Hi again dear friends. The idea about changing the plastic rods (wheels) by steel ones was abandoned because the final wheels' width become enormous for the wheels' forks. So I only trim the back sidebugs due the wrong Italeri's shape. And here we are with the final Harley's aspect:



     

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Harley Davidson WL 1/9 Italeri part II

 a small update to my Harley; I've just add some engine's accessories and other things all around

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Harley Davidson WL 1/9 Italeri



 Hello dear friends.
New home; new model kit....a little bit different like scale and object than my usual 1/35 but I like the shape of the old fashion Harleys.
 The kit is from Italeri in scale 1/9 and yes it's quite big. There are a lot of pieces to reproduce a military version of the classic WL.
 WL has been produced from 1937 until 1943 and again from 1949 to 1952 for the Korea War.
"W" was meaning 740 cubic inches "flathead" motor meanwhile "L" was meaning "high pressure". All WLs were for non military purposes but during the W.W.II. a third letter was adding; So WLA were for US Army and WLC for the Canadian Army.
 Italeri's model kit is a WLA but my project is to transformate it to a WL '37 model.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

T-2 Buckeye - Matchbox 1/72

Hi everybody!







This is my latest model, a T-2 Buckeye in 1/72nd scale from Matchbox.
I made some corrections, i.e. erased all deep Matchbox engraved lines and rescribed again the kit with most prominent panel lines.

  

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Schwerer Panzerspahwagen SdKfz 234/2 Puma - Italeri 1/35





This is Italeri's 1/35  8 wheel German vehicle.

Despite the lack of details I can call it a dissent kit with its low price to make it more attractive.

Small details where added but it needs even more efforts  to  have a detailed and correct kit , as a final result .The basic colour has been painted with minimum pinwash . Still a lot of work to do on that ...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rommel's Dummy tank Kubelwagen 1/35


It's a Neograde's conversion based on Tamiya's Kubelwagen