1/32 Ki-84 Hayate, Part III – Weathering

Part I | Part II| Part III In Part I, the Frank got built up. In Part II, it got painted. Now, it’s time to move into weathering and wrap-up. Salt Weathering I knew way back when I cracked the box that I wanted to subject this build to salt weathering. This is a process…

1/32 Ki-84 Hayate, Part II – Paint

Part I | Part II| Part III | Part IV In Part I, the Frank got built up. Now, it’s time for paint. Brain Teaser From a process perspective, the Ki-84’s scheme is a rather complex one. You have the yellow leading and trailing edges on the wings. The fat red hinomarus surrounded by the…

1/32 Ki-84 Hayate, Part I

Part I | Part II| Part III | Part IV I’d originally planned to follow up my Bf 109G-4/R6 and Bf 109G-6 double-build with Tamiya’s new Corsair, but by the time I was in a place to consider making a move, approximately 7,490 F4U-1 builds were underway over at Large Scale Planes. Can’t speak for…

A Preview of Revell’s New 1/32 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

Revell sucks at launching new kits. While other brands have started figuring out how to market new kits on this crazy thing called the internet and others have found proxies to get the word out for them, Revell persists in being terrible at the whole game. Literally up to the day the first boxes started…

1/32 Bf 109G-4/R6 “Regia Aeronautica” Part II – Painting

Part I | Part II| Part III | Part IV With my messed up, false-start-happy modelling year, it feels like it’s been months since I’ve thrown real paint at anything. And it kind of has – the last subject to run full-bore through the paint shop was my Pz.38(t) back in early June. So it’s…

On the Bench: Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-3 “Obnazhennyy”

For most people, summertime conjures up visions of sun and surf, of late days, sweltering heat, kickass movies, fireworks and cookouts. It conjures those visions for me, too. But it also conjurs visions of spiders. For some reason, my bench becomes the equivalent of a small town Dairy Queen for an unending parade of tiny…

On the Bench: Dragon 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I Ausf.E

Once upon a time, I built armor on a regular basis, often side-by-side with an aircraft build as a way of switching things up. In the nine months or so this went on, I managed to knock out a Tamiya M4 Sherman, AFV Club Achilles IIc, Dragon Panzer IV Ausf.G and a Cyber-Hobby Panzer III…

1/16 Panda Pz.Kpfw 38(t) Pt. 4: Weathering & Finish Out

Part I: The Build-Up | Part II: Paint + Markings | Part III: Whitewash | PART IV: Weathering Last time around, the big Pz.38(t) got its whitewash. In Part IV of the build log, it’s all about the weathering and the final stages of bringing the build together. The Tracks After being pulled away from…

1/16 Panda Pz.Kpfw 38(t) Pt. 3: Whitewash

Part I: The Build-Up | Part II: Paint + Markings | PART III: Whitewash I decided pretty early on in this build that I wanted to go after the last marking option Panda provides: Why? Well, mainly because I’ve always found ¬†straight-up Panzer Gray somewhat boring (and difficult to weather without it looking stupid). Part…