Tag Archives: wwii

Lovely kit of an interesting, historically significant, and under-represented subject.  I enjoyed this very much, though realistic ship weathering remains elusive.

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A really nice kit, as expected.  Also an opportunity to attempt to reproduce a build that inspired me to do better.

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Not bad for a short-run kit, though it has its moments.  This little Yak-3 required a bit more thought than usual to get it working, as the biggest challenge was the fit of the landing gear bays.

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Tamiya’s P-38 is what you might expect from one of their 1/48 kits: clever engineering to make a simple, straightforward build that fits almost perfectly.

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Eduard’s new-tool Fw 190 is a delightful little kit.  Good detail, solid fit and no headaches.  If you’re after an early Wuerger, this is the kit to get.

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For a kit that dates from the 1980s, Tamiya’s HMS Prince of Wales is surprisingly nice.  I backdated it to the ship’s May 1941 configuration at the Denmark Strait.

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Eduard’s 1/32 Bf 109: a nice kit that manages to be strangely annoying.

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Is it a stag?  Is it a dragonfly?  Is it an owl?  Tamiya’s He 219 is a really nice little kit.

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Sometimes, you know a kit will be so much work that you just can’t summon the motivation to get started unless something gives you a prod.  In my case, that kit was Aoshima’s 1/350 Kongo, and the prod a pair of group builds: the “whole year build” at Rivet Counters, and the “1944” build at Warts and All.  These overlapped nicely: one encouraging modellers to get really stuck in and pull out all the stops, and the other being the year the kit relates to.

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It had been a while since I built a tank kit, so when The Group Build Group (it’s a thing, honest) on Facebook ran “WWII” as their next subject, I took the opportunity to dust off Meng’s King Tiger.

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