Scale

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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Ki-201 Karyu

This is the RS Models 1/72 scale resin kit of the Ki-201 Karyu, a Japanese WWII jet design that was quite similar to the German Me-262. Although the Ki-201 never flew, it’s smaller cousin, the Nakajima Kikka did fly twice. The RS kit is designed much like a standard injected plastic kit, with thin hollow …

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Russian T-38 Tank

This is a 1/35 scale model of the Russian T-38 amphibious tank from WWII. The model was made from the MPM re-boxing of the Condor kit, and it came with a small fret of photoetched parts. It was built mostly out of the box. I cut open the turret hatch and replaced the 20mm gun …

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Cargo Ship “Marathon”

In 2004, I decided to try and scratch-build a “tramp steamer” or a small cargo ship. The inspiration came from several sources; Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”(although that wasn’t a steamer), the first Indiana Jones movie, and some B&W movies from the 1930s and 40s, like “Passage to Marseille” with Humphrey Bogart. It featured an old, …

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