Tamiya Isuzu mu

I recently took my CC-01 Isuzu Mu on holiday with me. Here’s a short video and some photos of it in action.

The CC-01 has easily become my favorite Tamiya chassis. It runs well out of the box without hop ups and gives a great scale look. The only thing I changed in mine was to use a 55t motor.

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

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

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

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 3

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The next thing to do on my tiger 2 was to add the decals and tank commander. I applied the decals to a layer of varnish and then varnished Continue reading Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 3

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 2

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Next on my todo list is finishing off the r/c Tiger 2 that I started last year.

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The upper hull turret and barrel is air brushed dunkel gelb.

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After the main coat was applied I hand painted on a red brown camouflage pattern.