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Bizarro Land

“Welcome to Bizarro Land!” . . . . .from the galactically eccentric mind of Gil Gonsoulin

Bizarro Land“My name is Mongo. I’ll be your Tour Guide and introduce you to the Population of Bizzaro Land, from the Hinterlands of the Imagination.”

“No Checks”: The original concept for this diorama was a scrap yard for damaged space craft. Then Pegasus released the Short Range Saucer kit with an alien and the whole dynamics of the idea shifted.

Roden 1/35 Howitzer by Gil Gonsoulin: “The Roden Howitzer was released (or escaped) to be a companion to their Holtz 75 artillery tractor. The kit consists of the howitzer, limber and a fixed emplacement mount.”

LCVP Diorama: “This LCVP diorama was built using Italeri’s 1/35 LCVP kit and Tamiya’s Jeep.”

British Armored Car: “On to the kit itself: There are some very small parts that require careful removal from the trees. ”

Space Wolf: “The Sw190 is a high speed single seat fighter capable of operating in either atmospheric or space conditions.”

Glencoe Retriever Rocket: Gil Gonsoulin took such a break after doing a couple of nightmare builds. His choice for a change of pace was the Glencoe Retriever Rocket straight out of the box – – with no extra detailing.

Roden 1/35 Holt 75 Artillery Tractor by Gil Gonsoulin: “If you are interested in building the Holt 75 Artillery Tractor, the first thing to remember is that it’s a Roden kit!”

“You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat”: The shark is from Pegasus Hobby’s Great White kit. I only used it’s front section since it was beaching.
 “ .  .  .  There Still Be Pirates.”: The original kit has a crane on the bow, so I made the gun mount to look like the normal crane. That way the pirates can sneak up on their prey.
Edelweiss: 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.

Soviet Ball Tank: Putting the interior together is a real bear. It’s a complex task to say the least.

AFV Club M54A2 Gun Truck: “When AFV Club announced they were going to release a five ton M54A2 gun truck, the first thing that came to mind was to make the gun truck version of it. Since they had also released an M113A1 ACAV, which I had already purchased, I thought this would be a perfect match. The plan was to mate the ACAV to the 5-ton. Little did I know how wrong that was going to be.”

German Mine Clearing Vehicle: The German’ made only one of these vehicles, whose purpose was to clear minefields

Lance Missile by Gil Gonsoulin: “Although Dragon Models M752 Tactical Ballistic Missile Launcher kit is called a ‘Smart Kit’, I came up with a few other names for it with all the problems it has.  I built it in the ‘launch’ mode, and during the building process it was almost launched into the trash can more than once.”

Raptor Rider: After looking at the assembled rider I thought of putting her on a Velociraptor: would she would fit?

Walrus & Shock Team: Four small guns were replaced with tubing because they were too fragile. 

Mars Lunar Explorer Vehicle: The biggest challenge is painting the model. If you follow what’s called for in the instructions you’re in for a lot of masking.

Do You See Anything Yet?“: This 1/35 scale diorama consists of Industria Mechanika’s Pawn Brigade and Tamiya’s Velociraptors
Big Joseph: The resin that’s it’s made out of is exceptional: when you open the box you think it’s a plastic kit!

Bandi M61 A5 MBT: The M61 A5 MBT looks like a Merkajawsava on steroids

Atlantis Flying Saucer: Tail surfaces came from the Dragon Ba349D Natter kit, modified to fit as seen on the model.
Bandai 1/35 scale PVN 3/2 Jeep: This Bandai Jeep looks a lot like a modern version of the World War II Kubelwagen.

Pig Tank: This is a model of Tasca’s TG-1 AKUYAKA #1 – the Pig Tank
Amored Security Vehicle: The P21C Armored Security Vehicle was modified with the rocket launcher replacing the kits search light

Cyborg Hunter: Verlinden’s 120mm Cyborg Hunter is a real survivor.

Bet You Can’t Eat Just One”: The desert outpost lay in ruins as the raptors are poised for a sneak attack

Bandai M353 A5: I replaced all the molded on grab handles with brass wire ones. Before I started this, I didn’t realize how may there were.

Zeon Mobile Scout:  The ship was done in Model Master Pale Green, while the fan blades were painted with their Magnesium.

The Hopper: I painted it with a combination of Floquil ,Model Master and Tamiya paints. The camo pattern was applied using Steel Beach Accessories masking vinyl

Razorback: I got this kit from Monsters in Motion a few years ago and after looking at the instructions shelved it. The instructions looks as if drawn by a five year old!