Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tiger I Early by Gary Boggs

This is the 1/35 Academy kit with full interior. This kit is built to represent Tiger Ausf. E #405, 4./s.SS-Pz.Rgt. LSSAH of the SS-Pz.Gren.Div. LSSAH, operating in the Kharkov area in April of 1943.

Painted with Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics, weathered with MIG weathering products. Some scratch built bits and pieces, with some spare bits of photo-etch.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tamiya 1/48 BF109 E3 - Part I

Read Part II Here
Read Part III Here

Seeing so many great aircraft models at Eagle Quest got me in the mood to try another WWII era aircraft. Where the Panther is my favorite armored vehicle, the 109 is my favorite fighter, so I thought I'd give it a go with the Tamiya BF109 E3 pretty much straight out of the box. The only aftermarket I will be using is the Eduard photo-etch seat belts kit, as the base kit has nothing to represent these.

First step is done - assembling and painting the cockpit. I will be using a wash on the cockpit in a few days after the future has had a chance to cure. The Eduard photo-etch seat belts kit is a gem.