Vehicles

Robida Flyer

1880s Albert Robida Inspired Flyer

Albert Robida was an accomplished French illustrator and writer from the late 1800s. His illustrations about technology in the 20th century were both whimsical and evocative. I decided to make a 1/35 scale flying vehicle inspired by some of his artwork. The original inspiration isn’t his – it dates from 1828 and depicts Mr. Charles …

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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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