“The Gathering Storm” is copyrighted  by Bill Wolfe and is used with his permission.

How’s this for a revised motto:

Hub Hobby – Where every day is Wednesday

March 30, 2020

The Governor of Louisiana has mandated that April will have 30 Wednesdays in it this year.

Hope to see y’all May 1 (unless that month also has an abundance of Wednesdays!)

In the meantime, we can be contacted at hubhobnola@aol.com

March 22, 2020

Hi All,

Remember: we all survived Katrina – and that was without electricity and living in soggy houses.

Now y’all know why our motto is “You can never have too many unbuilt models in your closet!”



March 13, 2020


 by Brian Cavet

Tamiya’s kit of the T-55 is a real gem, no surprise there! I can honestly say this is their finest kit yet (till the next release anyway)! The only thing I added was a set of Friul Model metal tracks.

To me the only area that needs extra attention are the external fuel tanks. I added the fuel lines that run from tank to tank and then into the hull. Not a hard job and it really adds to the kit.

One other thing I did was make weld seams on all those extra bits added to the turret. I did this with Tamiya extra thin cement. Brush it on then use a small pointed instrument like a panel-scriber or even a small flat head screwdriver to replicate the welds. Its takes some time to do but the pay-off looks good.

I tried a few different colors for the hull color and finally settled for Tamiya Japanese army green (XF13). It just looked right to me so I used it. I washed and drybrushed it in the usual way, then added a dusty look to the lower half. I did this by using a very thin wash,70-80% thinner, of a light gray and tan mixture sprayed through an airbrush at a low 20-25psi. Done in layers, going heavier on the bottom progressively getting lighter as I neared the top (about 10-12 passes with the airbrush gradually applying only 3-4 passes on the upper surface.)

It only took me about 30 hours to complete the kit including the tracks. There were no tricky parts and I recommend it for all but beginners.

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

Future Releases has info from Bandai – – Tichy Trains – – Meng


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