2011 Year-End Retrospective

If I had to sum up 2011 in a single word, I’d probably go with “grinding”. This has been a year. Two job switches. A layoff and a month and a half of unemployment. Building a house. A move (which we’re still recovering from!). A November of aggravating ailments and injuries. The hottest summer ever…

Dragon T-34/85 Build Report 1: Construction

I’ve already written about the T-34 and my initial impressions of the Dragon kit, so I figure I may as well jump straight to the meat of things. This kit is extremely…decent One thing about building a stupid amount of armor back-to-back-to-back – it definitely gives you a better sense of the differences between kits….

Four Down

Finished up main construction on Dragon’s T-34/85 tonight: That makes tank number four of my tank binge. Number three – the Cyber-Hobby M4A4: Number two – Trumpeter’s KV-2: And number one – the Tasca M4A3(76)W Sherman: Stay tuned for a full write-up of the Dragon T-34, as well as the next tank in line.

On the Bench: Dragon T-34/85 Mod. 1944

The armor binge continues! I’d originally planned to follow the KV-2 and Cyber-Hobby M4A4 buildups with Dragon’s excellent Tiger I Late Production…but got a short way in before realizing that it called for painting some internal elements within the construction process. With the bench packed up, that’s a no-go, so back in the box for…