M107 nearing completion

The M107 is almost complete. All it needs now is the addition of a seat that could not be fitted until the gun was installed and its crew.

It also needs a splash of mud and weathering which will come after the last parts are fitted.

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The model looks much better now the gun painted. It has now been fitted to the chassis ready for the crew to be attached. If the crew are added Continue reading M107 nearing completion

Mini 4WD Lunch Box

The lunch box is probably the most famous Tamiya RC of all and I have yet to build one. I did however stumble across a Mini 4WD version of the lunch box which would make a nice scaled down model to have on a desk. Mini 4WD is something that never seemed to make it to the UK, probably because of Scalextric’s dominance of the slot car market. I only know of their existence thanks to someone bringing me one back from a visit to Japan as a present.

Mini 4WD is similar to Scaletric but you have no control over the car once the race has started. This means everything is more down to the build and design of the car rather than adjusting the speed as it goes round.

Anyhow I now have a few mini 4WD cars. They make a nice break from larger projects as they easy snap together kits that can be made up in an evening. They also make for good shelf models of full size Tamiya RC kits.

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They are also good fun to run although its better if you have a track for them to follow. This one in particular has a wheelie bar and some Continue reading Mini 4WD Lunch Box

M107 Self Propelled Gun Part 2

Last night I started working on the gun for the M107. The gun is interesting because it has lots of moving parts that you have to make sure are not glued. It is also massive and I have no idea how this thing will fit into a display case.

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I could not resist test fitting it to the hull to see how it looked. It still needs some cleaning up and a few more parts added before being painted.

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M107 Self Propelled Gun Part 1

I have not posted on this blog in some time and its been even longer since I have posted about a plastic kit.

A lot has happened since then including moving into my own place which I have built a basement workbench in. This has solved one the main barriers to modelling I had which was having to pack my modelling stuff up from the dining room table after each session.

I have a number of part built kits to resume but I decided to start a fresh with this great kit. I have been looking forward to building it for a while as its something a little different from the usual tank. Its an Italeri kit sold as a Tamiya with some Tamiya figures so a bit of an odd one.

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Being an Artillery piece with a massive gun should make for an impressive model when complete. So far I have built and painted the chassis and dozer blade. The blade can be moved which is demonstrated in the video below.

 

Tamiya P34 Six-Wheeler

Before going on to another tank I have decided to have a go at something a bit different.

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I am a fan of Formula One and strange vehicles so I thought it was time to give the six wheeled Formula One car a go. I have been working on this one for a little while but Continue reading Tamiya P34 Six-Wheeler

Half Scale R2-D2

I have just received the first 2 packs of an exciting new Star Wars part work build. This is a half scale R2-D2 which with both remote control and autonomous modes. It has a number of cool features including, a camera, sensors, face recognition and image projection. This subscription is currently in a test limited to areas of the UK.

I think it is a no brainer that this Continue reading Half Scale R2-D2

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 4

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The Tiger 2 is almost complete. The spare tracks have been added to the turret and any accessories have been attached to the tank hull. From the above Continue reading Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 4