*Work in Progress (Part 5)* Tamiya 1/35 Tiger I S33

Last update until primer and paint goes on! just 1 or 2 things left to add/fix. I decided to post an update to show what the model looks like with all the aftermarket pieces added. one of my favorite details is the fire extinguisher it really enhances the detail of the model to another level.

Many of the tools are not glued down, as I didn’t want them getting in the way of the weathering and I wanted to be able to paint them with greater precision. There are a few details I added that were not included in the kit or PE sets. One of which is the wires for the headlights, as well as the tow cables. I made them by taking three pieces of soldering wire, attach one end to a vice and the other to a dremel tool, I think it looks ok but I could have used smaller wire.

Thats all for now! Paint is imminent, I have a big project coming that needs to be finished by the end of September (for a competition) so I hope to start working on it around August!



*Work in Progress (Part 4)* Tamiya 1/35 Tiger I S33

After getting Eduard’s PE set in the mail this past week the Tiger is finally progressing, Photo etched parts are bout 80% complete, I just need to add a few small details and handles for tools and such, should be ready to go for paint in a few days. in general I’m really happy with where the build is going, especially the damaged side skirts and fenders. Not pictured is a metal antenna from RB model, which will probably be applied last.

I’m still plugging away on the Taisan Porsche, although right now i’m only focusing on the body.¬†It’s got it’s first coat of paint and gloss coat although I still have to do 1-2 more coats of the gloss in preparation for the decals an polishing.

Taisan Starcard Porsche 911 (Part 1)

Since my Tiger’s parts are taking so long to arrive, I’ve decided to move on to another project. The tiger is still the priority to get finished by the end of September (when I hope to enter it into a IPMS competition) but in the meantime I will be working on a new model. Tamiya’s 1996¬†Taisan Starcard Porsche 911.


The kit is over 20 years old and it’s age is apparent. It was cheap though and I won’t be adding any aftermarket improvements so there won’t be any extra detail.

What the build will focus on is finishing and enhancing my skills with the airbrush. The car will have a glossy black paint scheme so polishing will be paramount. here’s some photos of the box contents and what I’ve completed so far.

So far the rear suspension is complete, and painted. The exhaust was first hand painted silver and then lightly misted gold with the airbrush. The body was lightly sanded then shot with primer I will put the first coat of black on tonight or tomorrow.

More to come