Building Plastic Models in Scale.

Kublewagen This is a hobby that I started when I was about 9 or 10 years old. It is one of those hobbies that I put away now and then but always seem to return. I have converted an area in my basement to used as a model workshop. It is messy but I seem to know exactly where everything is at all times. So weird... Anyway, I have a huge assortment of un-built models that I will include here, enough to keep me working for years. An I still buy but never seem to finish anything!

My favorite reading on the subject is Fine Scale Modeler magazine. If you are into scale models and do not subscribe to this fantastic magazine, you are losing a huge source of information. I also attend all of the IPMS and other modeling shows in and around Atlanta. They are the best places to pick up odd models or add-on parts for any project. I also frequent our excellent Hobby Town store over in Kennesaw. They have a huge assortment of models and supplies. Both Keith and Bert over there have been a huge help in me gaining the skills and confidence to try to build better scale models.

New!! Scale Model Pictures

I have added a Scale Model Picture Page!  I it's impossible to talk about these models; you just have to see them.   Just Click Here.

IPMS and AMPS Show Dates

Over the next few months there are several IPMS and AMPS shows scheduled. If you know of others, please e-mail me.  Check out our show links on the right menu.

My Model Inventory

Just like any other modeler, we are first and foremost buyers of models and builders second. We tend to constantly add to our inventory of models and just dribble by in building them. I am totally guilty of this as well. My inventory of un-built models is getting larger each day, yet I hate to say I have not finished a build in several years. Aw well, I still love this hobby! Would you like to see my inventory? Just Click Here. Or you can get to it via the menu on the right

Latest Building News...

May 8, 2012

It's been awhile since I updated my building news but that has not slowed me down. I have been concentrating on scratchbuilding parts and items for the field kitchen and the workshop. I made molds of some parts and re-cast them. I have made many barrels, boxes, foodstuffs and other items that will come in handy later. I have also made several tables, racks and pallets from balsa wood as well. Now I have started to make rocks with my rock molds. Hopefully all this will lead to a few dioramas later this year.

I have also been building other models for these dioramas such as figures, trucks and other maintenance vehicles. Keep watching, I will get some of these finished soon...

August 29, 2011

I continue to build but painting lags. I have done a lot of painting of German gray base colors and some black washes. I have also added several wire handles to many models. I haven't bought anything lately (combination of too many models already and lagging funds). The motorcycle, field kitchen and a number of workshop parts have been painted.

March 2, 2011

My building continues but frankly its the painting that stops me in my tracks. I have given a couple of my trucks a German grey base coat but need to continue that with a motorcycle, a field kitchen and a number of various parts. I guess I will have to just push my way into doing it.

November 13, 2009

I have started building a German Field Kitchen diorama that will incorporate several kits but primarily the Tamiya WW II German "Feldkuche" (Field Kitchen) kit.  I am adding several other German military figures to as my Grandfather used to say, "make it mo' better".  Here's a picture of the Tamiya kit completed out of the box.
fieldkit

October 20, 2009

Now working on several German figures for the Roadside Garage Diorama. I am combining figures from several sets to try to get as many soldiers at rest and a few tank workers for the diorama. I'm spending time now cleaning up the mold lines and preparing the figures for gluing and painting. The time spent here will ensure a nice figure later.

I have decided to paint the figures with Model Master enamels. Brush painting with Tamiya Acrylics is a mess. Tamiya is great for airbrushing but not for brush painting. I am also trying out new soldier face painting techniques I got from a Fine Scale Modeler magazine several months ago. I will let everyone know how it works out.

August 31, 2009

I picked up an old Tamiya kit at Hobby Town, a 1/35 German Panzer Kampfwagen II Ausf. F/G.  Frankly the price is what hooked me, $13.50 with 5 figures!  Sounds good to me.  I also picked an incredible bargain, Eduard's 1/35 M-2 Bradley photo etch stowage boxes for only $5.00.  These are listed at $24.95.  HT evidently bought up a big box of them and are just letting them go for cost. 

August 17, 2009

Bert down at our local Hobby Town somehow got me started with 1/35 German motorcycles. Now I have three Lion Roar kits that are fantastic.

Currently Working on...

Tamiya US Sherman Tank, 1/35 scale
Italieri Opel Blitz Truck, 1/35 scale
Tamiya German Truck, 1/35 scale
Tamiya F4U Corsair, 1/48 scale

Perpetually Working on...

A WWII German Roadside Garage diorama

Here are a few pictures of my workshop.

workcenter1 My Main Work Center
workcenter2 Another Work Center
paintcenter My Paint Center
modelstorage1 Model Storage
modelstorage2 More Model Storage
modelstorage3 Still More Model Storage and Entertainment Center
modelstorage4 Still More Model Storage
modelstorage5 Even More Model Storage
paintstorage My Paint Storage
library My Modeling Library