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Transformers Bumblebee in Volkswagen Beetle form [WIP - Finding a Close Match of the Bumblebee Yellow]

In this latest stage of my work on the Volkswagen Beetle form of Transformers Bumblebee, no assembly of parts was carried out at all. Instead, I began looking for a close approximation of the iconic Bumblebee Yellow using the paints I had in my possession. The closest I had was a yellow lacquer paint from the Mr. Color GX series which is supposed to be brighter in tone, stronger in coating and

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Transformers Bumblebee in Volkswagen Beetle form [WIP - Fan Housing & Engine Installation]

To paraphrase Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith, I love it when a kit slowly comes together. Sometimes to prevent hobby malaise from settling in, one must meander through relatively tedious bits which largely occur when assembling and painting individual parts of a greater sum you can not yet see. But when a part of the bigger picture starts to take shape, the feeling of accomplishment is a tangible

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Transformers Bumblebee in Volkswagen Beetle form [WIP - Engine Assembly & Attaching Cylinders]

If there is ever a synopsis of why my projects take so long to complete, I suppose it can be summed up in one sentence. Slowly, in a painstaking manner, the modeler painted tiny parts of which most may never see the light of day. And so it is with the Tamiya 1/24 scale Volkswagen 1300 Beetle (1966 Model). Specifically its engine assembly which eventually will be covered up first by other

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Black Scorpion – Last Patrol Kickstarter

I've been looking for some proper modern combat miniatures in 28mm for ages. Where as other theatres of war like World War 2 have dozends of companies supporting the players with miniatures, even for the smallest factions, Modern Combat in 28mm is rather scarce. Yes, there are Empress Miniatures, but I prefer the Hicks sculpts […]

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Tamiya 1/24 Scale Volkswagen 1300 Beetle, 1966 Model [Unboxing & Pre-Assembly Review]

My earliest memory of a car ride was that of a hot, sunny day and how much havoc it was wrecking on my five-year-old tushy. For you see, my cousins and I had been bundled onto the PVC-covered backseat of a Volkswagen Beetle. So there we were, bouncing up and down, trying hard to minimize contact with the uncomfortably warm plastic seats as my aunt's beige-colored Beetle pulled slowly away from

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MENG Model Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger with Henschel Turret [WIP - Decals, a Clear Coat & Oil Painting Begins]

Moving on from boring test sessions, I finally resumed work on the Meng King Tiger proper. But before any oil paint filter/render techniques could be attempted, there was the matter of applying decals on the tank to mark it out as Tank No.124 of the Schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 or the 505th German Heavy Tank Battalion. Even so, I did get a start on the oil painting process albeit on a small scale

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A Visit to the Tamiya Plamodel Factory in Tokyo, Japan

Recently, the missus had to go on week-long work trip to Japan. And because of her hectic schedule, she didn't have much free time to roam the streets of Tokyo for some shopping. But as luck would have it, she did manage to make an unexpected trip to the Tamiya Plamodel Factory in Tokyo. While there are probably better deals to be had in hobby shops in Akihabara, the Tamiya flagship store

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HMS King George V - Tamiya 1/350

It took me almost 2 years to finish this Tamiya 1/350 scale model of British flagship from the times of Second World War.  It was definitely the most time consuming project of my life. During that time, I learned a lot of new techniques and improved my skills. Despite that I will probably never repeat a project like that again. If I were to start again I would choose something in much smaller scale like 1/700. I think that this would be still a very satisfying range yet It should take smaller amount of time and effort to accomplish.Since the beginning I post several entries about construction of that ship. You can see these here: Unboxing, Shipyard 1, Shipyard 2, Shipyard 3. Have a look at some photos of the finished model.  If you like, please leave a comment. Po dwóch latach konstrukcji udało mi się finalnie zwodować model okrętu flagowego brytyjskiej Royal Navy z czasów II Wojny Światowej w skali 1/350. Zdecydowanie był to mój najdłuższy projekt modelarski zarówno jeżeli chodzi o czas j

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Modern Combat Black Dog 1:48 Upgrades

From Czechia with ... some kind of love. To pimp the Tamiya Humvees that I bought last month, I got myself two boxes of Black Dog conversion kits. The Iraq War Accessoires Set (T48034) and IDF Uparmoured Humvee (T48058). I visited the black dog page a couple of times in the past, as they have […]

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Modern Combat Tamiya 1:48 Humvee

After watching Sicario 2 - Day of the Soldado and enjoying that amazing Behind the Border scene with the HUMVEEs and mexican police, modern combat came strongly back to my head. All pictures shown above were taken from promotional material and are copyright 2018 of Sony Pictures / Lionsgate / StudioCanal. I like the modern […]

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