“A Taste of Fall” is copyrighted  by Jeff Junker and is used with his permission.

Crosby Arboretum            Picayune, Mississippi

January 24, 2020


by Bob Caruso

On 10 June 1967 the Six Day war ended with the Israeli capture of the Sinai Desert and the Golan Heights.

This was a humiliating defeat of Syrian Armed forces and they were determined to take it back. On 6 October 1973 Syrian and Egyptian forces attacked the Israeli positions in the Sinai and Golan Heights. However the Israelis were able to turn the tide against the onslaught. This model depicts an Egyptian JS3 that has been knocked out in the Sinai Desert.

I’d wanted to do something different and show a knocked out hulk. Since I refuse to use the rubber band track, I finished it without track. The fuel cell was rolled from metal sheet, new ends made, and then twisted it to look like a minor weapon hit and a fuel fire destroyed the engine. It was painted with enamels I mixed for the sand color.

Then I followed up using multi washes and additional detailing with rust washes. The base was painted with acrylics. Not a bad finish for a really nicely done kit of one of my favorite Russian subjects.

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

Future Releases has info from Osprey Publications

January 17, 2020

Sir Edmond Hillary


by Chuck Theidel

This is a figure of Andrea’s Sir Edmond Hillary.

I used a combination of Enamels and Acrylics to pain him. Testors Model Masters Flesh tones were used for the skin. The uniform was painted with Humbrol RAF Blue.

Four different Vallejo Acrylics took care of his equipment: Olive Green for the backpack, Yellow Tan and Red for the bedroll, and Aluminum for the frame.

Hudson & Allen supplied the snow for the mountain.

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

  New Orleans, Louisiana