“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!”

Patience.

Jeff

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March 13, 2020

T55

 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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