Scale

MOL Re-entry Vehicle

The Hawk Manned Orbiting Laboratory kit was a neat kit based on a Convair proposal. I’ve always liked the re-entry “dorito” vehicles and scratchbuilt my interpretation years ago. I sold that model shortly after I made it and have always wanted to recreate it. After years of procrastinating, I decided to re-interpret the re-entry vehicle …

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Case VAI tractor

The Thunder Models 1/35 scale Case VAI Tractor was the company’s first kit. The Case VAI was an industrial tractor built between 1942 – 1955. It saw both civilian and military use during that period. The kit was a relatively quick and easy build. It’s well designed and has excellent fit, except for the PE …

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S-100 tractor

Stalinetz S-100 tractor

Stalinetz S-65 tractor – the WWII years I built the Trumpeter 1/35 scale ChTZ S-65 tractor (with cab) in 2016. It was an unusual model kit to build since it took until page 7 of the construction booklet before it even started to look like a vehicle: Trumpeter can’t seem to make a kit without …

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New and old model pages

I’ve added two pages from some of my builds on Beyond the Sprues: “Stranger in the Desert” and “Asimoto Roboto Repair“ The content is currently arranged as pages (vs. posts). I may change this in the future or just make minor builds posts.

Asimoto Roboto Repair

As part of an “Anything but Military” group build on Beyond the Sprues, I decided to build a small diorama, focused on an Arii 1/32 scale 1957 Daihatsu Midget. The stated scale is 1/32 but I’m declaring mine to be 1/35; that’s my preferred vehicle and figure scale. To me, the midget looks closer to …

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Stranger in the Desert

I was inspired to build a diorama after watching “Science Fiction Theatre” Episode 05 “Stranger In The Desert”:, from 1955: This episode is fairly entertaining, featuring two prospectors looking for riches in the desert who meet a kindly old man – the “Stranger”. The episodes of “Science Fiction Theatre” were generally simplistic, but this is …

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JB-2/LVT-2-N Loon

This is the MAC 1/72 scale post WWII JB-2 Loon, a US made version of the German V-1 flying bomb. This kit was one of the first V-1 offerings by MAC and there are several other variants. This is not a “shake and bake” kit, but it is pretty easy to build, with no major …

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