Tamiya 1/35 Panther Ausf. A Part 1

Many historians consider the Panther one of the finest medium tanks of the second world war.  Despite some initial problems, it held it’s own particularly on the Eastern front.  It’s 75mm gun has a very high muzzle velocity which allows it to ‘punch above its weight’.   Wikipedia has a very detailed article on the Panther. This kit by Tamiya is a very old offering dating from 1975. It has its share of inaccuracies and for those who want a more accurate model should look to later kits by Dragon and Tamiya.  In my case, such things don’t concern me as this is going to be built out of box to further refine my weathering skills. I picked it up at a show several years ago for $15 so good value no matter what. Construction begins with the back end of the main hull. After gluing the exhaust pipes on, one of…

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Bandai 1/72 TIE Interceptor Part 4

All three sections now together.  I’ll use Alclad Ultra-Gloss to seal in the base painting prior to weathering. Weathering starts with UMP’s Ultimate Weathering Wash. I like the product as there is no order and being water based after about 20-30 minutes, I use cotton buds dipped in water to take the excess off. At this point, the three main assemblies are ready to be put together. The base was primed and painted with Tamiya XF82 Ocean Gray 2 (RAF) Everything ready to go together.

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