Sunday, January 30, 2011

Continental 1780 by David Lakin

David Lakin of Knoxville, TN shares his Elite Miniatures "Continental - Battle of Cowpens, 1780". Humbrol primer coat, finished in Vallejo acrylics. Aves Apoxie groundwork with a mixture of Elmer's glue and real dirt. The groundwork is finished in Humbrol enamels, Ward's static grass and ground oregano leaves.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

M-24 Chaffee by Gary Boggs

The Testors/Italeri M-24 Chaffee by Gary Boggs in 2010, mostly out of the box with small, unknown photo-etch for the fender braces, and scratch built tarps. Finished with Tamiya acrylics.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

M-26 Pershing

Tamiya kit, built out of the box with the exception of a metal barrel. A 2005 project that I cut my teeth on while learning how to model armor. Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics with MIG finishing and weathering products.





Monday, January 10, 2011

Royal Flying Corps WWI

I am attempting my first bust - Model Cellar's excellent Royal Flying Corps WWI. I saw this bust just before it's release at the APG show in Gettysburg in July of 2010 - it is a fantastic sculpt. Hope to finish by the end of January.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Last year I finished up this model of the Trumpeter KV-1 with Alpine Figures for the Squadron Eagle Quest show in Dallas, TX. To date, this was one of my favorite kits to build - high quality, kit just fell together out of the box. There are no third-party add-ons with this model. I wanted to build one up straight out of the box for fun, and I was very pleasantly surprised at just how well this turned out without spending the usual fortune bringing it up to speed.

Figures are Alpine figures, my favorite. All painting done with Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics, with finishing completed with MIG products.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ferdinand by Gary Boggs

This is the Dragon Ferdinand, built by North Texas master modeler Gary Boggs. Gary built this tank killer out of my stash for my collection in 2010.

Out of the box build with some scratch-building. Finished with Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics, and topped off with MIG weathering products.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tiger I Late - s.SS-Pz. Abt. 101

We'll get things rolling at DRMM with a build I completed a few years ago.

This is the Tamiya late Tiger from Normandy, 1944, s.SS-Pz. Abt. 101. Third party add-ons include Cavalier zimmerit, Tiger Model Designs asymetrical turret, Verlinden interior, Verlinden engine and engine bay, Eduard photo-etch and metal barrel, Fruil tracks, and Techmod decals. The figure if I remember correctly is a Warriors release. All painting was done with Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics, with finishing applied using MIG products.