Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Finally Picture of PSC M3 half tracks

Okay I finally got off my butt to take pictures of my finished M3's.  These are really nice models that go together quick and easy.

This time I weathered the half tracks.  Polly S mud for the streaking on the side of the vehicle.  After which I spray a very light coat of thinned Tamiya Buff.  The tracks are painted with Tamiya Hull red.   The final coat is Testors flat coat.  There you go the quick an simple story. Hope you like them.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Review of PSC Allied Stuart M5A1 tank

This is another home run for PSC.  Great little tank.  The only problem is there is so many wasted parts in this kit.  Basically you can build one complete Stuart. Then throw the rest of parts in the trash.  But if you can  create a new lower hull you could be in luck.  Could be possible to make  a British  tow vehicle, a Kangaroo, and Recce Stuart.   Another  problem for me was that the assembly instructions are printed inside of the box... Good thing I looked before throwing out the box. Attached the instructions for construction below. Now you will be able to see how to make the different variants.

 There are many more variants of the M5.    Check out this link.

Now for the images.

Review of PSC M5 half tracks

Have been sitting on this review a little to long.  The only changes between this version of the Half track is a International half track body.  Which has rounded ends with the different style of front fenders.  The troops are British position like the US troops.   The plan is to turn these Half tracks in IDF vehicle.  For the Yom Kipper conflict. Now for the images.

 These are again great models.   Recommend you buy them..

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Just stuff

Time fly's by. It has been over a month since my last post. Car fixes and other commits have kept me away from the blog.   Just need to take pictures of the items I finished in the past month.  
  Have been on this IDF vs Arabs kick as of late.  I bought items from quality cast which I wasn't to impressed with.  For 15mm their on the small side I believe.  Brookhurst had a 20% off sale on Peter Pig.  So I bought some IDF Centurions and IDF troops.  The different in size between the Peter Pig and Quality Cast are huge.    Years ago I purchased some 20mm IDF from the Foundry. The miniatures are nice.  But no longer available sadly. 

Now today I found a new company the makes some great 20mm figures.  The company it  Under Fire Miniature out of the U.K.  http://www.underfireminiatures.com/index.htm   Check out the images below.

                                                               Zanla Troops
                                                       1983 IDF Troops
                                                     Selous Scout

The company takes paypal.  More later.