“Chillin'” is copyrighted  by Jeff Junker and is used with his permission.

Global Wildlife Refuge    Folsom, Louisiana

March 8, 2019



by Gil Gonsoulin

The 1/35 Bronco Diana ain’t for the faint of heart. It makes a nice model, but it’s a fight

To build the kit you should be familiar with building resin kits and 1/700 ships with photo etch. The tracks were the only thing that fit well. This is definitely not a shake and bake project!

They give you 46 photo etched tie-downs. The models requires 42 but by the time you lose some you’ll need all 46. Another caveat is: do not use the template for cutting trailing arm of guns or you’ll be 1/16 inch short.


I scratch built the Door latches. The instrument panel is made from generic half-track instrument panel decals as they don’t give them to you in the kit. I put them on wet transfer paper and then coated with clear to look like glass.


I added chain on back You’ll also have to scratch build a radiator cap. Although it is shown on box art and shown on instructions, it is not included.  After a base coat is Floquil Mud, the whole vehicle was washed with oil based burnt sienna. Rivets were also highlighted with burnt sienna

Burnt metal was used for the 1/4 inch band around the top; tracks are painted steel with burnt sienna wash; and the pads are floquil weathered black (as well as the road and main wheels).

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

Future Releases has info from ICM – – Panda – – Tamiya – – Woodland Scenics

March 1, 2019

Ju87G-1 Stuka

This is a model of Academy’s 1/72 Stuka. I painted it with Testor’s Model Master enamel.

Before painting the canopy, I applied the Eduard canopy mask. These are great! You no longer have to worry about cutting masking tape – – the Eduard stuff goes right on. I did a black wash on the panel lines and used pastels for streaking. The radio antenna is black nylon thread.

“”Quarter Light” is copyrighted by William Wolfe and is used with his permission     

  New Orleans, Louisiana