Monday, 23 November 2015

Italeri LMV Lince

Just the one photo to show where it's at as I've decided to do it as a build review for Model Military Int'l.
All I have to say is it fits VERY nicely, most of this was done in a day. I'll be adding some extra bits to the interior as the front seats need some TLC and the middle rear seat needs a base to it, other than that it's been a pleasure to build unlike the Revell Boxer;
The body is sitting a bit too far forward as it's only on the chassis temporarily.
Just out of interest here's my 'studio' (the loft and it's cold at this time of year) :o)

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Winter projects

The bench is clear and tidy so I feel the need to clutter it up again and I'm looking at doing these three over the winter;

The LAV will be pretty much over a longer term as it's got one or two goodies with it;

It's a bit of an international kit this one as the Voyager etch set came from Switzerland, the Voyager IED jammer came all the way from Hong Kong and a metal barrel is on its way from Poland, the Blast set of wheels and Black Dog update set came with the kit (I traded it for a Dragon Jagdtiger).
Of course all these plans will probably change but I sort of got bitten by the 'speed-building' bug as I recently put together a Revell GTK Boxer ambulance as a build review for Model Military Int'l magazine and for the first time since I was a kid I managed to nail a kit together in five days (I did'nt paint it though). It's not pretty as I really did throw it together but it's proved to myself that I do'nt have to take two months just to open the box and glue a couple of parts together.
Out of interest here's that Revell Boxer;
If you want to see more it's scheduled to appear in issue 119 of Model Military Int'l magazine (probably February 2016) so you can read all about it then.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Trumpeter E-25; Done!

Here it is, the E-25 done. Like it or loathe it as it's a 'paper panzer what-if 1946 blah blah blah' but I'm quite pleased with and also it's been nice to actually finish something :o)

Hopefully this will make it into Model Military Int'l magazine in the new year sometime

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Masterbox zombie figures

I was'nt really happy with the biker chick so I decided to replace the head with a Hornet one of a bald female, the only trouble is the Hornet head looks a bit too masculine and unfortunately there is'nt much choice in 1/35 of female heads.
After the original head was removed I needed something to cover the shoulders so I made a hood from Milliput and to be honest I'm quite pleased with the result;

I've hollowed out the cheeks a bit but I'll see what more I can do to make the head less manly :o)