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  1. Another beautifully-done build. Inspirational for sure.
  2. I’ve had a few much more complex (that means “slow build”) projects working over the past few months. Every now and again, I need to do a simple kit to keep motivated. The Italeri Autoblinda AB40 armored car is a very quick build-less than a month to build and finish, but even with the low parts count, it looks good. I added gun barrels from brass tube and some parts from the Eduard PE set. Wheels are Royal Models’ Sahariana tires.
  3. I am new to 1/32 WW1 a/c (I built 1/32 WW2 a/c as a kid and for a couple of years when I returned to modeling in 1990), but as a lifelong fan of these early planes, have recently picked up some WW kits. I purchased a beautiful Rexx exhaust that arrived today and found the Proper Plane site while looking for an Albatros exhaust. Your props look amazing and I’m ordering a set as soon as I get home!
  4. I have fond memories of that kit from the 70s and when I built another in the early 1990s when I first got back into modeling.
  5. Thanks! Like all Tamiya kits, an easy and quick build. I used Lifecolor paints for the main finish. Tracks are kit tracks (link and length) painted with Humbrol Gunmetal and buffed before weathering-they are darker in the photos than in real view. The complex engine deck looks ok, but compared to the AFV kits, it is less detailed and more simplified. The AFV Club kits are excellent.
  6. Tamiya’s newish Valentine is a nice kit overall-an easy build-but can use some detailing.
  7. Some more shots-had to figure out uploading...
  8. This build both inspires and intimidates. Spectacular work. I’m getting ready to wade into the world of 1/32 WWI a/c and picked up a WW D.VII after seeing yours.
  9. Thanks! Some great builds here. After building armor exclusively for almost thirty years, I had the idea to build up some WW1 aircraft (1/32) and found this page. Glad I did.
  10. Gecko Models’ excellent Cruiser Tank A10 Mk 1 modeled as a vehicle in France-May 1940. A superb kit with spectacular engineering, this one is a fun build of a long-neglected subject.
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