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Saturday, November 23, 2013

32nd Model Show - Contest IPMS Greece 2013

Hello dear friends
like every year AKAMATs visit and partecipate on IPMS's Greece annual model show - contest. This year the event has been happened from 31/10/2013 'till 03/11/2013 in Athens at the hockey olympic stadium.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

R-300 Elbrus/SS-1c Scud B (9K72) Dragon 1/35 - PART 1

 Hello again my friends.....Now these days I am trying to build a Dragon's Scud B in 1/35 scale.

Monday, November 4, 2013

J7W1 Shinden - Zoukei Mura 1:32

Hello friends!

This is my new build, Zukei Mura's 1:32nd scale J7W1 Shinden.

Construction was relatively straightforward, some fit issues were easily fixed with sanding and many dry-fits while in some cases there was not possible to fix them, e.g. for the gun covers, so either you have to glue them on and then work with epoxy putty, or leave them aside and present the gun bay completely open. In my case, I decided to glue the right panel of the gun bay and as you can see, the fit is relatively poor. These fit issues concern all pieces that represent panels for which you have the option to leave open, so it is a drawback in the kit's design I think.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

M1117GR Hellenic Special Forces AFV Club 1/35

Hello again my friends. I bought some years ago this kit thinking to convert it as the Humvee of Hellenic special forces units. So after a small research on the web I found some vehicle's photos and that's was a good reason to start it.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Komatsu LAV 4X4 軽装甲機動車 Tamiya 1/35

Hello friends,
this is one of my latest model kits that I have built. It's Tamiya's Komatsu LAV 4x4 armoured vehicle while serving as JGSDF humanitarian assistance in Iraq.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

T-26-4 Hobby Boss + TOM Modellbau 1/35

 Last days I have a "modelling passion" about "made in ex-U.S.S.R" tanks and vehicles always in 1/35 scale. So among these that I'm trying to assemble it's a T-26-4.
 T-26-4 was a conversion based on the T-26's hull with a quite larger turret able to be placed a KT-28 76.2mm gun. The conversions were been done in Leningrand stabs and their object was to support the infantry against heavy fortifications. Unfortunately whole project was cancelled after a firing accident but however some of them were been produced and fought near Leningrand.

Friday, April 12, 2013

L37L (F) Lorraine Schlepper RPM (Dragon / Zvezda) 1/35 Part 2

.......Today I decide to continue with my Lorraine's trailers and some loads. Lorraines as gun tractors usually was towing PAKs or other field guns; mine as maybe you notice the rear sign was belonging to a mortar company so I need a mortar.....a big mortar. There are two kits about german ex-soviet heavy mortars in 1/35 by Dragon and Zvezda

Friday, April 5, 2013

L37L (F) Lorraine Schlepper RPM (Dragon / Zvezda) 1/35

 This week I decide to work with something different...a beute panzer during the german invasion in Russia.
 Germans during the W.W. II have used many captured tanks or other vehicles to move their units and the materials. One of them was the french "tracteur blinde 37L" made by the Societe Lorraine 387 from 1937 'till 1940. It was a quick small tank powered by a 6-cyl. DelaHaye 3500cc 103TT motor with 70PS able to carry small or medium guns. Lorraine 37L was the base model for many conversions made by french and german army; Some of them like troop carrier, field observer, self prop. gun etc. Personally I make it like a captured by germans but with the original french camo somewhere in Russia during the march to Stalingrand.

Monday, March 4, 2013

AM-39 Exocet North Star Models 1/48

 This is the famous AM-39 Exocet in scale 1/48 made by North Star Models.
The box containes 12 resin pieces a small decal sheet and the instructions foil. All resin pieces are made in nice moulding without residues or other diffects meanwhile decals are by Begemot and are sharp and clear. Instructions are clear without any "guess what" and whole kit doesn't more than 2-3 hours to build of. North Star includes three different exhausts with minor differences between them.
I suppose that each one is for different use - fired by airplane or ship or A/A landing system -.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

TANKART Volume 1 by Michael Rinaldi - Review

- A bilingual review of the newly arrived TANKART Vol. 1 by Michael Rinaldi.

- Μια δίγλωσση ανασκόπηση του νεοαφιχθέντως βιβλίου με τίτλο TANKART Vol. 1 απο τον Michael Rinaldi

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mercedes-Benz 170 Va "Leieferwagen" Heller 1/24

 Some history....

 The Mercedes-Benz W136 (170 Model) was Mercedes-Benz's line of four cylinder automobiles from the mid-1930s into the 1950s. The car was first presented in public in February 1936, although by that time production had already been under way for a couple of months. Between 1936 and 1939, and again between 1947 and 1953 it was the manufacturer's top selling automobile.
After the W.W. II the W136 became the foundation on which the company rebuilt, because enough of the tooling had survived allied bombing or could be recreated.

Monday, February 4, 2013

LAREDO CJ7 Esci 1/24

During our last trip to Athens for IPMS 2012 I found this kit in discount to a local model shop. It's an old model kit by Esci in scale 1/24.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Hawker Siddeley Dominie 125 Airfix 1/72

Many years ago my mother bought this model as present for me from a local modeling shop. So it's a very special kit for me. A Group Build in my favorite modeling forum ( about vintage Airfix kits was the opportunity and a good reason to make it.