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T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 3 of 3]

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Having had it easy all this while with the assembly process of miniature figurines, I used to bitch and moan about how the Knight Models metal figurines can sometimes be a real challenge to assemble. But looking back now, it was precious experience gai…

Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Upper and Lower Hull]

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

After detailed work on snowspeeder pilots Wedge Antilles and Wes Janson, it was time to move on to the vehicle’s bare upper and lower hulls. Before any weathering effects are attempted, however, my plan is to first give the entire snowspeeder a simple …

Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Upper and Lower Hull]

Posted on September 13th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

After detailed work on snowspeeder pilots Wedge Antilles and Wes Janson, it was time to move on to the vehicle’s bare upper and lower hulls. Before any weathering effects are attempted, however, my plan is to first give the entire snowspeeder a simple …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 2 of 3]

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Assembly of the Tamiya T-55A medium tank continues with the addition of a variety of parts on its upper hull. Adding details that greatly enhance the tank’s overall look, these parts consist of fender fuel tanks, fuel drums, storage boxes, headlights, …

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 2 of 3]

Posted on September 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Assembly of the Tamiya T-55A medium tank continues with the addition of a variety of parts on its upper hull. Adding details that greatly enhance the tank’s overall look, these parts consist of fender fuel tanks, fuel drums, storage boxes, headlights, …

Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Rebel Alliance Pilots Wedge Antilles and Wes Janson]

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Painting miniature figurines remains my first and strongest love in this hobby. I still get that same rush I felt when completing the paint job of my first miniature all those years ago. After weeks of vehicle painting and weathering – which I enjoy, d…

Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Rebel Alliance Pilots Wedge Antilles and Wes Janson]

Posted on August 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Painting miniature figurines remains my first and strongest love in this hobby. I still get that same rush I felt when completing the paint job of my first miniature all those years ago. After weeks of vehicle painting and weathering – which I enjoy, d…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 1 of 3]

Posted on August 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A key difference between miniature figures and scale model armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) is that the latter’s build (or assembly) forms a significant part of the overall process. If you were to include photo-etched and/or scratch build parts as wel…

T-55A Medium Tank [WIP – Assembly Part 1 of 3]

Posted on August 25th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

A key difference between miniature figures and scale model armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) is that the latter’s build (or assembly) forms a significant part of the overall process. If you were to include photo-etched and/or scratch build parts as wel…

Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Cockpit Interior]

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

From inside to out is how the Snowspeeder is most likely going to be painted. That means starting from the inside the cockpit interior to the pilots, then the canopy together with the main upper/lower hulls, followed by the back engines, laser system, …

Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Cockpit Interior]

Posted on August 23rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

From inside to out is how the Snowspeeder is most likely going to be painted. That means starting from the inside the cockpit interior to the pilots, then the canopy together with the main upper/lower hulls, followed by the back engines, laser system, …

Tamiya 35257 – Russian Medium Tank T-55A [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I guess it was just a matter of time before I caught the AFV (armoured fighting vehicle) bug. And the T-55A medium tank is as good a starting
point as any, with it being a part of a series of tanks (the T-54/55) that is the
most-produced in military hi…

Tamiya 35257 – Russian Medium Tank T-55A [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I guess it was just a matter of time before I caught the AFV (armoured fighting vehicle) bug. And the T-55A medium tank is as good a starting
point as any, with it being a part of a series of tanks (the T-54/55) that is the
most-produced in military hi…

Star Wars Snowspeeder – Bandai 1/48 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

To date, Bandai has produced two versions of the Star Wars Snowspeeder at 1/48 scale, namely the Luke Skywalker/Dak Ralter and Wedge Antilles/Wes Janson versions – both with their own hull and pilot decals. I had actually gotten two sets of the former …

Star Wars Snowspeeder – Bandai 1/48 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Posted on August 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

To date, Bandai has produced two versions of the Star Wars Snowspeeder at 1/48 scale, namely the Luke Skywalker/Dak Ralter and Wedge Antilles/Wes Janson versions – both with their own hull and pilot decals. I had actually gotten two sets of the former …

Nurgle Rhino APC [Completed]

Posted on August 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

During this long and fairly arduous weathering project, what essentially kept me going was that it afforded me the chance to expand my painting/modelling skill set. Sadly, it has been a while since I felt any enthusiasm painting W40K stuff. On the brig…

Nurgle Rhino APC [Completed]

Posted on August 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

During this long and fairly arduous weathering project, what essentially kept me going was that it afforded me the chance to expand my painting/modelling skill set. Sadly, it has been a while since I felt any enthusiasm painting W40K stuff. On the brig…

Nurgle Rhino [WIP – Weathering ‘Metal’ Tracks & Adding Dust/Dirt Effects]

Posted on August 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Work on the Nurgle Rhino is now enteringn the home stretch with weathering of its ‘metal’ tracks completed and the addition of dust/dirt stains on the lower sections of its hull. It’s about 99% complete with a few loose ends to tie up in terms of unify…

Nurgle Rhino [WIP – Weathering ‘Metal’ Tracks & Adding Dust/Dirt Effects]

Posted on August 5th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Work on the Nurgle Rhino is now enteringn the home stretch with weathering of its ‘metal’ tracks completed and the addition of dust/dirt stains on the lower sections of its hull. It’s about 99% complete with a few loose ends to tie up in terms of unify…

Nurgle Rhino [WIP – Acrylic glazes and a searchlight]

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Despite the weathered rust effects, the Nurgle Rhino still looked relatively flat overall. So to break up the monotone grey green hue of the chaos transport vehicle, I lightly layered on some blue green acrylic glazes on selected areas of the hull. I h…

Nurgle Rhino [WIP – Acrylic glazes and a searchlight]

Posted on August 2nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Despite the weathered rust effects, the Nurgle Rhino still looked relatively flat overall. So to break up the monotone grey green hue of the chaos transport vehicle, I lightly layered on some blue green acrylic glazes on selected areas of the hull. I h…

Nurgle Rhino [WIP – Rust Streaks, Stains & Pools]

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This Nurgle Rhino project is starting to drag on a bit (… ya think?). So to move things along at a faster pace, I intend to double the amount of posts per week which in turn should result in more weathering completed in the same space of time. That’s…

Nurgle Rhino [WIP – Rust Streaks, Stains & Pools]

Posted on July 29th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

This Nurgle Rhino project is starting to drag on a bit (… ya think?). So to move things along at a faster pace, I intend to double the amount of posts per week which in turn should result in more weathering completed in the same space of time. That’s…

Nurgle Rhino [WIP – Organic Bits & Panel Lining]

Posted on July 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Meet someone new, they said. The boy next door looks like a nice person, they suggested. Sure, he has weird tastes in T-shirts but who hasn’t gone through the Nurgle idolizing phase, they protested somewhat defensively. Moral of the story … trust you…

Nurgle Rhino [WIP – Organic Bits & Panel Lining]

Posted on July 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Meet someone new, they said. The boy next door looks like a nice person, they suggested. Sure, he has weird tastes in T-shirts but who hasn’t gone through the Nurgle idolizing phase, they protested somewhat defensively. Moral of the story … trust you…