This is the second of these battle sets that my son and I have put together (the first one having been their El Alamein set), and we are liking them quite a bit.
I decided to try this Chinese maker of inexpensive model vehicles with this A13 kit. Their catalogue seems to include a number of early-war vehicles that are, if not exactly […]
I acquired these WW2 cavalry figures over 20 years ago (undoubtedly at my old favorite hobby store, the long-defunct San Antonio Hobby Shop in Mountain View, California). To have finally finished this project after looking at the box for so many years is definitely satisfying.
Here we have made a replica of the El Alamein battle in 1/72 using Italeri’s El Alamein battle set. Not only did it come with models and buildings, but we […]
Here we have several recent additions to our collection: the SdKfz 263 (which my son and I have dubbed “the ugliest armored car”) by Roden; the SdKfz 231 and 232 […]
Our fascination with the Desert War continues here with a couple of different brands of this iconic British artillery piece. Once again, I found the Plastic Soldier Company’s 25-pdr box […]
The quick-build kits from Plastic Soldier Company, Italeri, Zvezda and Armourfast can be quite fun to put together and paint. Of course, this genre isn’t where you’ll find the most […]
I like many of the subjects I can find in the UM Models catalogue, but for clean parts, clear instructions and ease of construction, I must say it’s not my […]
My son and I have been very busy in the hobby space working on a “desert unit” of all things from the North African campaign. That theatre is one of […]
Back in the ’70s the only Japanese tank kit I was aware of was the Airfix Chi-Ha. It was the sole vehicle available to complement my Japanese infantry — also by Airfix, of course.