Sunday, May 29, 2022

ICM Mujahideens Talibans Afghan soldiers 1:35 model kit soldiers built & painted

These are 1:35 Mujahideens produced by ICM. Built many years ago, I just painted them a few weeks ago. They are certainly very nice, I tweaked the poses to make them more active, and added one extra men, many years ago using home made body putty. The pickup is a diecast I bought during holidays in Hungary :) .


Mars NAVITAS Rover wood model kit ROKR 1:38

Sunday, May 15, 2022

US Captured Kubelwagen 1/35 Italy 1943

Kubelwagen US captured; I bought in a lot about 3 or 4 Kubelwagens built but not painted, and hence I started a titanic search in the lookout for strange and unique Kubelwagens. I found a captured one that was genius, and I gave it a medical box as was used often, which I had to scratch build using a ginger fruit box! pilot is a casted resin man improved.

M8 Armoured Carrier Italeri 1/35 France 1944

M8 Armoured Car; built a very long time ago, and finished a few years afterwards. Following a straight out of the box, as for France in 1944.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

GMC Truck Heller 1/35 June France 1944

Here the GMC CCKW of Heller; really, a poor kit. Very fiddly, and the shape might be a bit off. But anyway, I pulled it through and made some nices pictures of it. Yes, I succumbed to the standard green, but couldn't find anything else and for once I went with the simple version. Last pic was difficult to get; I threw sand dust while my brother took the pic in burst-fast mode. The result is impressive, possibly my most realistic model kit movement pic.

WW2 French Chasseurs Alpins 1/35 figures Heller model kit built & painted

Here are these Chasseurs Alpins from Heller. I bought them in a small toy shop, which had them for years. At first I thought they were some kind of parade unit,I just learned afterwards their history! painted a good few years back, but only did pictures of them today. Rather straightforward, changing a bit the poses. and printing a "Le Figaro" newspaper for one of them :) . I have another set of them, which I am between trading away or building in other poses...

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Fiat 508 Coloniale Todt Organization Italeri 1:35 model kit

 Just realized I still had this to post! the Fiat 508 Coloniale. A lovely little kit, quite easy to build yet rewarding, of a unusual subject. Thankfully, the back of the box gave you very good options, one of them a tree leaf camo that was wonderful. I very carefully executed it, handbrushing it took a good few sessions! if only all the boxes had such good choice of versions, I wouldn't have any unpainted kit in my collection. I took the extra step of printing Todt Organization flags, to add them, as I thought it fitting, as the poles looked weird without holding anything!

Land Rover Suez Crisis 1/35 Revell model kit modern vehicle

And here is my last 1/35 photographed kit I have left to show, a Land Rover. This was built by my father, I helped with some technical difficulties, I made both pilots and I did some weatherings to give it more realism. He made it to give it as a present to his brother, in memento of their Africa Safari they did in the 1970s. Sadly the kit was missing it's canas cover, so he had to scratchbuilt the rest. His eyesight is not very good nowadays, but I still thought it nice to share. (the "beer only" trolley was scratchbuilt too :lol: )