Monday, December 31, 2012

Military Wheels 1/72nd WWII German VolksWagen Type 825


Comments: Military Wheels 1/72nd WWII German VolksWagen Type 825

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Samples: Henk OF Holland,

Progress: Washed

Military Wheels 1/72nd WWII German VolksWagen Type 93 Ambulance & Trailer


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Reviews: On the Way Review

Samples: Henk OF Holland,

Progress: Washed, 

Academy 1/72nd WWII German Fuel Truck & Schwimmwagen Ground Vehicle Series-3



Comments: Academy 1/72nd WWII German Fuel Truck & Schwimmwagen Ground Vehicle Series-3

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Reviews: On the Way Review, Review & History on Cybermodeler,

Samples: Henk OF Holland

Progress: Washed?,

Academy 1/72nd WWII Allied & Axis Ground Vehicle Series-1



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Samples: Henk OF Holland

Progress: German vehicles Primed on sprue w/Panzer gray, Oopps might re- paint dark yellow. Jeep un-primed

Trumpeter 1/72nd WWII German Sd.Kfz 184 Elephant



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Reviews: On the Way Review

Samples: Henk OF Holland

Progress: Washed?,

Lindberg 1/72 WWII German Panzer Kampfwagen V PANTHER G


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Samples: Henk OF Holland

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Pegasus 1/72nd WWII Solviet T-34/85 Battle Tank


Comments: At Kursk? Oops?

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Samples: Henk OF Holland?,

Progress: Washed, Painted darkgreen & detailed on sprue. 




Pegasus 1/72nd WWII Soviet KV-1 (M1940) & KV-2 Heavy Tanks


Comments: Ummm...

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Reviews: Henk OF Holland, 

Samples: (insert tank taco sample)

Progress: Two completed KV-2 & KV-1 both darkgreen.

Pegasus 1/72nd WWII Soviet BT-7 Light Tank


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Pegasus 1/72 WWII German Army Trucks


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Reviews: On The Way Review

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Revell 1/72 WWII Solviet T-34/85


Comments: Earliest Soviet tank that I bought before I realizes it's Late War. I thing this tank has a date in Berlin with a Pegasus Blonde.

History: T-34 on Wikipedia,

Reviews: On the Way Models Review,

Samples: Henk of Holland SCROLL down,

Progress: washed, Sprayed with Testor darkgreen spray can on sprue

Armourfest 1/72 WWII German StuIG 33B


Comments: Only 24 original 33B's made, and one of these models will be blasting through a Russian inter-city brick wall (I already have the terrain made). Watch out Tankboy (REF) could be suspended from ceiling!

History: Sturm-Infanteriegeschutz 33B on Wikipedia

Reviews: Armourfest Site

Samples: Henk OF Holland,
Very nice build: HERE  http://bluebearmodels.blogspot.com/2013/06/armourfast-stuig-33b-172-kursk-wargame.html

Progress: Washed

Armourfast 1/72nd WWII (Panzer V) Panther AUSF G


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History: Panther on Wikipedia

Reviews: scaleplasticandrail.com/ Review,

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Progress: Washed, One model Primed w/ Vallejo Surface Primer Dunkelgelb RAL 7028 German Dark Yellow 200ml on the sprue.

Armourfast 1/72nd WWII German Panzer IV G


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History: Wikipedea Info, Armourfast INFO,

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Samples: (insert tank taco sample),

Progress: One near completed with Camo for Kursk_ w/ Gloss coat waiting for pin_wash & Decals

Armourfast 1/72nd WWII German StuH 42


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History:  Wikipedia: Scroll DOWN for StuH 42, WWIIVehicles SITE,

Reviews: Armourfast SITE

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Progress: Needs wash, 

Armourfest 1/72 WWII German Sturmgeschutz III


Comments:

History: StuG III on Wikipedia,

Reviews: On The Way REVIEW, Armourfast SITE

Samples: Henk of Holland

Progress: Needs wash, 

Armourfast 1/72 WWII German SDKFZ 251/1


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Reviews: www. onthewaymodels.com Review, Armourfast.com

Samples: Henk OF Holland, 

Progress: One near completion w/ Camo for Kursk_Gloss Coat waiting for pin wash & decals

Armourfast 1/72 WWII Soviet SU-85 Tank Destroyer


Comments:

History:Wikipedea ON SU-85, Really nice Illustrations & History HERE

Reviews: Scale Plastic and Rail, 

Samples: Really nice BUILD, Henk of Holland, Armourfest SITE,

Progress: one completed Painted dark green

Armourfast 1/72nd WWII US M36 Jackson


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History: M36 on Wikipedia

Reviews: Armourfast Site,  Search for M36 on Henk Of Holland, 

Samples: (insert tank taco sample)

Progress: one completed in Olive Drab, 2nd being converted for Tank Taco mascot version #1

Armourfast 1/72 WWII US Sherman M4


Comments: These two are going Red for Uncle Joe.

History: Wikipedea on Sherman M4 & Variants plus Lend-Lease SHERMAN Tanks

Reviews: Armourfast's INFO on Sherman,  HERE is review from www.onthewaymodels.com & their review LIST

Samples: Henk of Holland HERE

Progress: Need Wash

Hat 1/72nd WWII German PAK40 Anti-Tank Gun


Comments: Another winning kit from Hat. Can't have too many anti tank guns. I wish Hat or Armourfast would make a Soviet counter part.
Love that box art :-)

History: Wikipedia HERE, found this Post on www.militaryfactory.com/armor/,

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Samples: HERE is photo of gun used to make box art gun!

Progress: Washed, one assembled

Hat 1/72nd WWII German 7.5cm IG 18 Gun


Comments: Hat & Armourfast are basically the same thing. I do not know the company's history, but I do like their philosophy of more for cheaper with a fast build. I really like the presentation of the box art on their gun series. Yes the detail of the model is not that great, but for someone trying to figure out painting techniques, more is much better. Right now my painting technique is far better than my building & gluing techniques, and that is not saying much. My gluing issues are so pathetic, that I'm concerned for myself, and that is why I love these rubbery snap together Kits. Stop sniffing the glue gang!

History: Wikipedea on 7.5cm le.IG 18 GUN

Reviews: PSR Review

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Progress: Washed, one assembled, 

Armourfast 1/72 WWII German BMW with Sidecar


Comments: I already had bought the Zvezda German Motorcycle R-12 kit as seen on this post, but I picked up the Armourfast kit because I could set up one of the three BMW's and still have 2 for future painting. With the figures included, I think this set was a good value.

History: BMW R75 on wikipedia,

Reviews: PSR ReviewSuper Review and samples on ww2german.com.

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Progress: Washed, one set assembled, 

Armourfast 1/72nd WWII German Machine Gun Team


Comments: I really liked this set, because it set up easily and went right to work

History:

Reviews: PSR Review

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Progress: Washed, 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Airfix 1/72nd WWII German Paratroops


Comments: Is that not Mitt Romney in the top box image? Running into battle with a deer in the head light look. That is Mitt as a Nazi, is it not? I think the Brit's never like that guy. I think ther is a consperecy here!  Here is the link to the Italeri Paratroops.

History: Fallschirmj√§ger on Wikipedea, 

Reviews: PSR Review,

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Progress:Washed

Airfix 1/72nd WWII British Paratroops


Comments: This is another set that I'm sure I had as a youth. This set is usable thanks to a couple of figures. The dying guy, the walking "game over" guy with  his right arm up, and the running guy are all figures I regularly us as soviets. Sorry guys, Uncle Joe needs you :-(

History:

Reviews: PSR Review

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Progress: Washed, 

AIRFIX & Heller 1/72nd WWII German Infantry



Comments: I'm embarrassed. In my middle age early jones for 1/72nd figures, I bought Airfix & Heller WWII German Infantry w/o realizing they were the same set, or even worse, maybe forgetting that I had realized that in the resent past. Well at least I have those memories of this being one of the earliest sets I ever had in 1/72nd. So early, I think I had the 1961 Airfix "type 1" version, but I do not remember that out of scale gun, but I do remember the dead German and the guy hugging his Panzerfaust . I know I had the 1974 version, however that was around the end of my modeling time, which could not of gone on too much later than 1976. I started with 1/32 & 1/35 figures & worked my way down in scale. I had all my 1/72nd scale figures in a 1960's G.I. Joe footlocker that my older brother had when he was younger. How we covet things from our elders.
  For being a set from the 60's that is closer to 1/76th scale, I think it hold up pretty well. Flash is low for these early kits, and I like some of the poses. The officer shooting a Luger could be very handy. His smaller size could be realistic shooting out a tank turret. The guy bent over covering his ears seems to have multiple uses, such as: a shot soldier, or working with artillery crew, or just being shell shocked from a near by explosion. The German with the Kleinflammenwerfer (German for Flamethrower) is rarely seen in set and is handy, although I've just acquired a Zvezda kit that has one very nice flamethrower.
   I really like the Box Art from the more recent airfix box (here). It looks real nice with the figures in the representation reflecting the look of the 1/72nd figures. the composition with the action, colors and logo placement feels very commercially optimal. The very bottom image in this blog's title images of Heller's box with German in goggles, looks very cool but does not seem to reflect what is in set, or does that really matter?
    I think I've given out too many details already

History:

Reviews: Plastic Soldier Review (PSR) Airfix version, Heller Info, and early Airfix "Type 1

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Progress: Washed




Heller 1/72nd WWII U.S. Paratroops/Paras Americains




Comments: Another Aixfix set, repackaged as Heller. These figures are real crap. The Officer & radio guy may be usable, and some of the others may make acceptable dead guys in another theater. I let my 5 year old play with these. The flash is so bad that there maybe no way to remove it. I may or may not had this set when I was a youth, however the lack of quality in this kit reminds me of those times long ago. Why is it that, these crappy sets have me typing in more than the others posts for now?

History: Wikipedea gloss over, 

Reviews: Heller &  Airfix Reviews

Samples: US file Image,

Progress: Washed,

Heller 1/72nd WWII British Commandos/Commandos Britanniques




Comments: I was still in my western allies phase when I got these. They were cheap at $5.50us, and I was happy when I discovered that they were the same figures from a Airfix set that I had when I was a kid in the 70's. Even though this set is a bit crude and figures are small, it still has a lot of usable figures that could be used in many various ways. I use the ladder all the time. I think the kayakers will become civilians, shooting only the rapids in peace time. 

History: Commandos on Wikipedia, Check this Tank Taco Post, 

Reviews: PSR HellerAirfix Reviews

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Progress: Washed, 

Orion 1/72nd WWII Soviet Tankmen & Crew (Summer Dress) 1943-1945



Comments: If I ever lost faith in what I have been doing (i don't know what i'm doing), than this 1/72nd figure set put me back on track, in the pursuit of my quest (1/72nd windmills?). This set hits dead center on my collecting parameters. What not to love about this kit, Killer box art, Tank operators with sub-machine guns, the hubris of figure with roses, & shooting your way out of a tank hatch option. The options are intriguing. Sure the flash sucks, but at least the figures are worth the trouble. Get your Aryan/Slavic Armour Hatefest On!

History:

Reviews: PSR Review,

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Progress: Washed,

Orion 1/72nd WWII Soviet Tankmen and Crew (Winter Dress) 1943-1945



Comments: When I saw this set on the 1/72nd shelf of the hobby shop, I snapped it up right away. Even though it is out of my collecting parameters. That said, a couple figures could pass at Kursk (may need conversion?), some others could pass in Fall or Spring time line, however my surplus of Russian Winter Troops is ever growing. There is a storm building for a winter confrontation were the dish is served sub-zero.

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Reviews: PSR Review,

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Progress: Washed, 

Caesar 1/72nd WWII Panzergrenadiers (Kharkov)



Comments: I almost forgot I bought this kit. I was working on this data base and looking through Plastic Soldier Review (PSR), when I noticed a figure that I had but I didn't recognized art work too well. So I search through my box art work and sure enough I did purchase these Panzergrenadiers. Well, That is why I'm working on this blog so I can remember what kits & set I have, and what work and techniques I have used on them.
   As for this set of figure, It is currently outside my current hording of summer 1943 eastern front era stuff. Also it is a little boring in poses, however I like the one officer that was included in set. I might be able to get away with painting smocks camouflage. Party on Garth!


History: Third Battle of Kharkov on wikipedia

Reviews: PSR Review

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Progress: Washed, 

Caesar 1/72nd WWII German Panzer Crews



Comments: I have big plans for these Panzer Crewmen. They are very nice.

History:

Reviews: PSR Review

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Progress: Washed, 

Caesar 1/72nd WWII German Late War Army



Comments: A couple of figures could be converted to tank riders :-)

History:

Reviews: PSR Review

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Progress: Washed, 

Caesar 1/72nd WWII German Infantry with Winter Gear



Comments: I kind of bought this set in a twitch. I'm not currently interested in winter warfare, however I'm sure I'll get around to them in winter battle or maybe paint smocks in camouflage.

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Reviews: PSR Review

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Progress: Washed, 

Caesar 1/72nd WWII British Commandos



Comments: These are nice figures and like all Caesar Miniatures, figures have been removed from sprue.

History: Wikipedea on British Commandos, Commando operations in WWII,  List of Commando Raids,

Reviews: PSR Review

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Progress: Washed, 

Revell 1/72 WWII German Mechanized Infantrymen 1944




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Reviews: PSR(Plastic Soldier Review) says this Revell kit was originally Italeri German Elite Troops

Samples: (insert tank taco sample)

Progress: Washed, Some figures primed in white, Several figures almost completed & just need drybrushing.



Revell 1/72nd WWII German Armoured Infantry




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History:

Reviews: PSR Review

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Progress:Washed, some figured primed in white, Several figures almost completed just need drybrushing



Revell 1/72nd WWII Soviet Infantry




Comments: Very nice kit

History:

Reviews: PSR Review

Samples:( insert tank taco sample), Nice use of Revell figures & great info, 

Progress:Washed, Machinegun crew running is completed in dark green



Pegasus 1/72nd WWII Germans in Berlin 1945




Comments: What can you say about this kit other than "Smoking Hot". A 1/72nd Hitler with Hitler youth sculpted from last footage of Hitler out side the bunker, and chick with Panzerfaust, it does not get better?  I have a couple of Diorama plans for this kit. How about "Ivan celebrates prematurely" with panzerfaust being fed by blond out to torch a T-34. These guys should work well as Stalingrad victims. Also the Terrain pieces are great for intercity battles

History: Wikipedia Battle of Berlin and movie Fall of Berlin,  

Reviews: PSR Review

Samples: History & Samples

Progress: Washed



Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pegasus 1/72nd WWII German Mortar Teams (Granatwerfer)




Comments:This was one of the first 1/72 figure sets that I purchases in my current metamorphosis. I painted it once in panzer grey without primer, then stripped it only to Prime them in white (which I wished I had never done). well I've have about two years into these figures & sometimes I think of just buying a new set & starting over. This is such a nice kit & I hope I do it justice

History:

Reviews: Kit Review,  Really good Review with excellent painted figures from this excellent site, Another super Great review with awesome photo

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Progress: Washed, Primed in White, Painted flesh_uniform_details, Needs assembly & Basing for next step