“”Let’s Eat” is copyrighted by Fred Heurtin and is used with his permission.                          

Lake Martin              Breaux Bridge, Louisiana 


April 21, 2017

Night Fighting Panther

Night Fighting Panther

by Tommy Alwell











Night Fighting PantherThis was a very nice kit to build with good detail I kicked it up a notch by adding photo etched parts by Aber.



Gun barrel by CM.K. Tow cables I made with Brass for the sleeve, a small wire for the cable.


I used wire for the infrared cables. The tracks are from friulmodel and are easy to go together. I used Tamiya paint’s XF-60 &c XF-64 & XF-61 for my camouflage.






Night Fighting Panther



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

Future Releases has info from   from Revell Monogram – – Tankograd Publications – – Bandai – – and more

This week’s Video is Basic Airbrushing : Scale Modelling Tutorial : Part 1 of 3

“Weather forecast for tonight: dark.” ~ ~ George Carlin  

US Naval Infantry, Philippines

April 14,2017

US Naval Infantry, Philippines


by Chuck Theidel

This is the U-Models 1/35 US Naval Infantry, Philippines in 1942.There were several things I added to the figure. I swapped out the head for one made by Hornet.


The helmet is the 1918 pattern dish-pan style which was used before the more recognizable WWII one was adopted in mid-1942.


The utility belt was scratch built using Evergreen plastic strips. The pouches and BAR are from Dragon Models, while the Barbed wire and debris on the base is made by Hudson & Allen. The logs are Verlinden and the base is by Andrea.


US Naval Infantry, Philippines



With the exception of the face, the entire figure was painted using Vallejo paints; the flesh tones were done with Testors Model Masters.


This week’s Video is Experimenting with Alclads for Weathered Aluminum Finish: Using Alclad lacquers can make your NMF (natural metal finish) aircraft shine, but what about a weathered, worn, oxidized look? This is an experiment on Revell’s ancient SR-71, using 3 different primers and 7 different shades of Alclad Aluminium….

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” ~ ~  Abraham Lincoln