“A Taste of Fall” is copyrighted by Jeff Junker and is used with his permission.
Crosby Arboretum Picayune, Mississippi
Open Wednesdays in December 1:30 pm to 5:15 pm
November 29, 2019
Metal Earth Stage Coach
by Alan Gomez
This Metal Earth Stage Coach kit consisted of 3 sheets of flat, photo-etched pieces – about 100 of them. It also came with 8 pages of instructions.
The curtains had to be rolled and the wheels had to be formed. You also had to bow the sides to get the curve of the coach. It is put together by inserting “tabs” into “slots”. The base is also from Metal Earth and is solar powered.
No painting was done to this model. The parts came in the color that you see them.
New Stuff has a listing of what the delivery trucks brought us!
Future Releases has info from AMT – – MPC – – ICM – – Miniart
November 1, 2019
British R-R Armored Car
By Gil Gonsoulin
Meng’s 1/35 British R-R Armored Car can be built as either a WWI or WWII version. The main difference being the wheels and weapons. There are a few other changes but they are minor.
On to the kit itself. There are some very small parts that require careful removal from the trees. Also some of the ones on my kit were already broken – that just made things even more difficult.
Be very careful removing the headlight brackets! On the WWII version, the machine gun ring is crazy. Whoever designed it never had to put it together. Also the front wheels have a very positive camber. It looks odd but that’s the way the front axle is made.
I chose to build the WWII version and used three Floquil paints for the camo pattern. Tamiya rubber black was used on the tires. Weathering was done with Winsor-Newton oils.
“”Quarter Light” is copyrighted by William Wolfe and is used with his permission
New Orleans, Louisiana