I added two builds from a few years ago. The 1/144 scale Convair NEV and a 1/35 scale Coleopter (mostly 3D printed).
I like VTOL aircraft and was inspired to build a Coleopter after seeing this image: The prop shroud/circular wing would be pretty easy to design and print on my 3D FDM printer, but I wouldn’t be able to reproduce the clear cockpit without considerable effort. I would have to print a blank for the forward
This is my build of the Moebius 1/144 Convair NEV (Nuclear Exploratory Vehicle). While it looks like the old Strombecker kit of the same, it’s not – this is a completely new mold. This is a pretty simple kit to build with thick pins and attachment points that almost make it a snap-tite kit. It’s
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
I changed the gallery viewing software and added by build of the Thunder Models 1/35 scale VAI Case tractor, my 3D printed 1/72 scale MOL re-entry vehicle from the Hawk MOL kit and the HobbyBoss 1/35 scale T-18/MS-1 tank.
I’ve always liked early Soviet tanks. The T-18/MS-1 was the first Soviet tank and was based on the Renault FT from WWI. There’s an old 1/35 scale AER/Eastern Express kit of this tank, but the thick parts and poor fit make it almost unbuildable; I ended up using it as a source of spare parts
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
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
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.