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  Harahan, Louisiana            

April 20, 2018

Edelweiss

Edelweiss

 

by Gil Gonsoulin
The kit of the Edelweiss has a full interior and link to length tracks. It went together well with no fit problems.

 

It’s from an unlikely manufacturer Zoukei-Mura. It’s from their Super Weapons Series. They are better known for their 1/32 scale aircraft kits

 

 

Looks like this tank could be a German “what if” tank from 1946. The road wheels are from a Panzer III. Part of the front hull is from a Tiger I. And the turret is from the Tiger II.

 

EdelweissPainting was accomplished using Floquil and Model Master paints. Weathering was done with Winsor Newton oil and Mig pigments.

 

 

According to the box art this is the Principality of Gallia experimental tank from the Gallian Militia 3rd Regiment Platoon 07.

 

 

This is No. SP1, which indicates there may be more to come. Wonder what No SP2 will look like?

Edelweiss

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

Future Releases has info from  AFV Club – – Dragon Models – – Miniart – – – Masterbox – – and that’s it!

For everything you have missed you have gained something else.” ~ ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

                          

April 13, 2018

 

Starfighter

Starfighter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by Jack Hollander

 

This is the 1/32 Italeri F104 G/S Starfighter. I built this it out-of-the-box not adding any extra details. I painted the top Intermediate Blue and Dark Green;the bottom, Light Gray.

 

StarfighterThe decals were exceptional and there was a lot of them. Made by Cartograph, the clarity is such that you can read even the smallest print. One of the nicest things about them is that there was no excess film. That means No Trimming Necessary!

Also, I didn’t use any decal setting solution. Didn’t have to – water was all I needed. Theanti-glare panel – you think I painted it? Nope – that’s a decal, too

 

The Starfighter had a hinged canopy opening to the side which makes it difficult to pose in the open position so I’m going to have to figure out a way to pin it.

The formation lights were made using Testors canopy glue.
Starfighter

 

I used AKI for a wash. I had a problem with it, though. It dried to a thin film and then it peeled off in some spots. just like flaking skin. On the bottom, I used a wash byMIG, which I now prefer over AKI.