Friday, June 23, 2017

Giant Tank

Years ago I ordered two models from Hobby Japan.

They were kept on back order and now they are here.

The parts fit together perfectly.

It is going to be a great tank.

It's a 1/72nd scale science fiction tank from some comic book.  The crew are pig men.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Soviet ARV

These are also bridge launcher tanks.  I went with a simple superstructure.

The cross bars are the Roco clips that hold the underside wheels on the tanks!

A third type of ARV.  One has a Roskopf 14.7mm machine gun on it.

An overhead view.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Soviet Bridge Launchers

More Soviet WWII tank collection photos.

I did a massive upgrade on my T34/76 Roco tanks.

I cast replacement hatches, and roadwheels, and bow machine guns.

Many were missing parts or had droopy cannons, and upside down cannons!

I also made a few more bridge launchers.

I made a simple bridge and added supports to the top of the vehicles, and a life ring on this platoon.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wespe Artillery

Painting my resin Paul Heiser Models Wespe self propelled guns.

Each battery of six guns gets two ammo carriers.

The primer paint gives a nice even texture to the model and sticks well to the resin.

Models are HO scale.

It was an excellent use of the Panzer II chassis to use it as a self-propelled gun and ammo carrier.

The ammo carrier was almost identical except it had no gun, just more ammo.