September 27, 2015

Moving slowly...

September 17, 2015

T-90, more progress on the turret

July 07, 2015

T-90 - part 1

Little progress on the turret. I must say again: I LOVE this kit!

June 30, 2015

New project - T-90

And my first modern tank. Zvezda did a great job with this one! I think maybe their best 1/72 tank yet, details are amazing. A kit like this deserves better tracks, and OKB Grigorov provides the right stuff. PE set from Armory ( though for the Modelcollect kit) and gun barrel from RB Models.

April 03, 2015

Finally, a decent camera

Panasonic Lumix-FZ200, a "bridge" camera received as a birthday gift. Finally, I can take some nice photos :)

March 25, 2015

Base coat on BR86

I'm almost finished with the base paint. This is a quick photo taken with my smartphone.

March 02, 2015

German Dampflokomotive BR86 1/72 - construction done

This is my first Hobby Boss kit and my first railway subject. Somehow, I always wanted to build a locomotive, maybe a childhood fantasy… But, that’s it for me, no more locomotives in the future. Too many parts, and is only 1/72, I cannot imagine what this would be like in 1/35.

This was a German locomotive very popular in its era, with 775 examples being completed by 1943. It was widely used during the second world war but I’m planning to do the pre-war version, with the red chassis and wheels.

This kit includes over 220 parts molded in tan styrene including the cab and 8 parts molded in clear styrene. The plastic is kind of soft, and extra attention must be paid when detaching parts from sprues.

It is basically an out of the box construction, with just a couple of things added. Wheels must be glued into place only after a proper adjustment with the railroad tracks; I had to cut off the front and the back wheels to make the locomotive sit well on its tracks.

It has impressive details; the engineer’s cab has everything in place, but unfortunately it is almost invisible after assembly. A railroad track stand is included and is equally impressive. With a little imagination it can be transformed into a spectacular little base.

January 10, 2015

Back on the workbench

Good to be back on the workbench after a long vacation. This is me starting the Hobby Boss 1/72 Dampflokomotive BR86.