“”Fire in the Sky” is copyrighted by Gary Ritzmann and is used with his permission     

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June 22, 2018

 

FwTa154A Moskito

by Scott Sclafani

 

This Hasegawa 1/72 FwTa154A Moskito was Germany’s version of the British Mosquito. Like the British version it was made out of wood. Unlike the British plane, it kept falling apart in the air.

FwTa154A Moskito

The Moskito had a series of fatal accidents in which they literally fell apart while flying due to a design flaw and glue that was rotting the wood. The Allies kept blowing up the glue factories. It also was under-powered and maybe 3 or 4 of them saw action

I painted it in the mid-war gray scheme using Testors Model Masters RLM74, 75, and 76. The panel lines were done with black and umber washes.

New Stuff has a listing of what the delivery trucks brought us!

Future Releases has info from Bandai – – Master Box – – and not much more

“To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.”  ~  ~ John Churton Collins
June 15, 2018

Holt 75 Artillery Tractor

by Gil Gonsoulin

Holt 75 Artillery Tractor

If you are interested in building the Holt 75 Artillery Tractor, the first thing to remember is that it’s a Roden kit !

Holt 75 Artillery Tractor

With that said here’s what you’re in for. It’s better to build the kit in separate sections and test fit them first before assembly. Things are pretty straight forward till you get to step 7. Assembly of the front wheel is a nightmare.

Holt 75 Artillery Tractor

After this things go OK till you come to step 17. For some unknown reason the fenders ends are molded with the ends turned upward and you have to straighten them. Be careful not to bend them too far or you’ll break them. With the tread pattern on the top, that would create a real problem.

Holt 75 Artillery Tractor

The model was painted with Model Master, Tamiya and Floquil paints. Winsor/Newton oils were used in weathering .

 

Holt 75 Artillery Tractor

 

 

“Genius is eternal patience.”  ~  ~  Michelangelo