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James C added the Trumpeter US M1A2 SEP MBT (1:16) to his stash.
1:16 US M1A2 SEP MBT (Trumpeter 00927)
Trumpeter 1:16
2018 | Changed parts
24. September at 22:06:28 Share
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Updated: September 21, 2018
Project: Jagdpanzer IV/70(V) Lang in scale 1:35
1:35 JAGDPANZER IV/70(V) LANG (Tamiya 35340)1:35 Barrel for German Jagdpanzer IV L/70 (V) Lang (Aber 35L159)
03. September at 21:02:17 Share
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James C Thanks Don & Jos :)

@ Don - Assembly took about 8 hrs. I literally built it over a weekend. No filler required and very little seam line clean up needed either.
All up, painting probably took another 3 or 4 hrs or so and weathering another 3 or 4 on top of that. It's hard to judge as I put in 30 mins here, and hour there and so on.

22. September at 20:18:31
Jean-Michel Tilquin So nice! Congrats!
23. September at 13:40:04
Rui S Great finsih . Another beautiful model. Keep them coming :D
23. September at 14:10:49
Johne 69 Well done Mate
23. September at 16:13:44
Moritz Fentzahn Nice work James, your models getting better and better , love to see them here
23. September at 16:46:00
Don "The Don" Thank you James. To fully build, paint and weather in about 16 hours that is superb. Well done again on a wonderful model.
23. September at 19:49:19
Peter Hardy It easy for him Don. The rest of us struggle!
23. September at 23:04:50
Don "The Don" Hi Peter. It is just super to see a project unfold like that. I have been away from modelling for about a month. James's Lang has inspired me enough to take out a stash item. Takom 1/35 Merkava 2b and make a start last night. Annual holidays coming up shortly but I will keep at it. Weathering is my hardest part as too much takes away from the model or messes it up. I have to work on that area big time. Good luck with the mighty Bismark. You have made a very good start. Love the brass.
24. September at 14:43:39
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September 21, 2018

James C added the Aber Barrel for German Jagdpanzer IV L/70 (V) Lang (1:35) to his completed kits.
21. September at 03:02:38 Share
James C added the Tamiya JAGDPANZER IV/70(V) LANG (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 JAGDPANZER IV/70(V) LANG (Tamiya 35340)
JAGDPANZER IV/70(V) LANG (Sd.Kfz.162/1)
Tamiya 1:35
2014 | New tool
21. September at 03:02:26 Share

September 01, 2018

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Updated: August 21, 2018
Project: M26 Pershing in scale 1:35
1:35 M26A-1 Pershing (Dragon 6801)1:35 90mm M3 L/53 M26 Pershing & 90mm Anti-Tank Gun (RB Model 35B085)1:35 M26 Pershing / M46 Patton T80E1 type track (Friulmodel ATL-145)
10. August at 21:52:05 Share
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James C You did well on those M48 links Steven . But I'm pretty ham fisted and just know that If I painted them first that I'd just end up smearing it into a big mess with the glue during their assembly. Very tidy work though mate.
26. August at 01:10:52
Steven Van Dyck I hope you soon find the courage to complete the set. I have a way to last through the hard part:

26. August at 01:16:03
James C Well, it's a bust. Went to do another block of twenty and found a number of the previously assembled links not pivoting, probably due a bit of glue seepage. If I didn't have Tourette's before, I sure as F*%k do now.

Going to sideline this build until I decide what to do next.
26. August at 03:08:25
Peter Hardy Sometimes it's ok to swear!
26. August at 03:10:18
Steven Van Dyck Even when they don't pivot, they should bend enough to get them around the wheels?
26. August at 10:01:16
Rene Scheiblich Swearing? Isn't that supposed to be an integral part of the hobby? ;)
Steven, wouldn't they break after a while if forced?
I'd use the stuck parts for the lower run. For these super fiddly assemblies I use a fine syringe needle or piece of wire to apply the extra thin tamiya stuff. The brush is ok but I often manage to blob a huge drop on with that one... Hamfisted :D
26. August at 13:29:54
James C Decided to biff the Bronco tracks. Just wasn't worth the hassle in the end, and while I could have just glued them together and bent them around the drive and idler wheels, it would have defeated the purpose of attempting to make them workable in the first place. Have ordered a set of Friuls to use instead and just hope that the modifications I made to the drive wheels using the Bronco parts wont cause any misalignments. Failing that I'll just build the Tamiya kit and use them on that instead.
01. September at 00:22:22
Rene Scheiblich Well. Sorry to hear about the wasted time mate!
But somehow Friul seems the safe way to go in a lot of cases.. If I go for replacement I get Friul now that I've tried them. Can get expensive though :)
01. September at 16:08:21
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August 14, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 11, 2018
Project: ISU-152 in scale 1:35
1:35 JSU-152 Howitzer (Dragon 6803)1:35 JS-1/JS-2/JS-3/JSU-122/JSU-152 (Friulmodel ATL-14)
07. July at 00:38:26 Share
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Rene Scheiblich That is true. Park an M1 Abrams or Leo2 for 60 years... Not a chance in hell :D
13. August at 17:31:37
Raimondas Ciuplys Now it's restored and exhibited in Latvia, Daugavpils museum.
13. August at 17:36:01
Raimondas Ciuplys These guys did a lot of work before restarting the engine. The electric system had to be reinstalled, high-pressure pump needed to be replaced and the aluminium cooling radiators were missing, stolen for metal. All the loose parts also were stolen for scrap metal.
13. August at 17:44:39
Rene Scheiblich Nonetheless impressive! No major surgery in the inner workings of the engine. Shame about the scavenging... Are you from the area? :)
13. August at 17:59:03
Raimondas Ciuplys No, I'm from Lithuania. The story was described by the company that had salvaged ISU and in other Russian fora.
13. August at 18:11:44
Rene Scheiblich I see :)
Time to learn some kyrillic it seems. Google translate is kind of derpy with russian.
13. August at 19:16:04
David Thor Great work!
13. August at 21:27:38
Peter Hardy Interesting. Anywhere else in the world it would have been either craned or winched onto a float and taken to a workshop to be stripped down and restored, then, and only then, started.
14. August at 00:34:16
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August 10, 2018

James C added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 11 images
M26A1 Pershing
US Military US Army (1784-now)
Korean War
olive drab
10. August at 21:19:19 Share
James C added the Friulmodel JS-1/JS-2/JS-3/JSU-122/JSU-152 (1:35) to his completed kits.
10. August at 20:38:37 Share
James C added the Dragon JSU-152 Howitzer (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 JSU-152 Howitzer (Dragon 6803)
JSU-152 Howitzer "Korean War Series"
Dragon 1:35
1994 | Changed parts
10. August at 20:37:55 Share

August 03, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 12, 2018
1:35 Sd.Kfz.231 (Tamiya 37024)
07. July at 00:37:25 Share
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Roberto Rocat Very nice
14. July at 16:17:46
James C Thanks Norbert and Roberto :)

Not my best work, as I lost my rag with it towards the end unfortunately :#
Haven't been able to take any outdoor shots of the finished model as it been very wet all week. :(
14. July at 21:02:46
16. July at 22:33:52
James C Thanks Thomas. I still need to take and post some finished pics of this one. :)
26. July at 00:29:58
Jacek Well built, painted with taste and subtle weathering - looks good!
03. August at 10:10:39
Bryn Crandell Looks great
03. August at 16:52:00
Alex Very nice! How do you manage to churn out so many models in such a short amount of time? I'm amazed.
03. August at 19:55:25
Murad ÖZER James is a machine! :D
03. August at 20:46:20
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July 14, 2018

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Updated: June 24, 2018
Project: 8 Ton Sd.Kfz. 7/2 Flak 37 in scale 1:35
1:35 3.7 cm FLAK 37 Sd.Kfz.7/2 (Tamiya 35144)
24. June at 01:01:01 Share
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Ingo F I dont know. :D But i had some problems with my Leo build as well. Almost put that one on hold but somehow managed to continue the work. :P
25. June at 08:31:05
Dan M Somehow I missed this one! Really nice build and paint job! I do envy your freehand german camo airbrush skills as I can't seem to be able to do anything other than a big mess :)
02. July at 15:40:53
James C Thanks Dan. :)

I've been trying to get tighter spray patterns and am getting a little better at it. So far I've found setting the compressor at about 10 psi and removing the needle guard from the tip of the airbrush helps a lot. But the tricky part is getting the tip of the needle close to the surface of the model and keeping it at a constant distance while spraying the pattern.
02. July at 22:06:35
Rene Scheiblich Wow. Mean machine!
The stripes turned out really well. Seems you're ready to do some awesome night fighter camo
Good tip, I tried removing the guard... But the badger 150 won't spray without it... :(
08. July at 16:49:09
James C Cheers mate. Just the Tamiya 20mm Flakvierling half-track to go now... very soon ;)
09. July at 01:32:01
Roberto Rocat Great subject, solid work.
14. July at 16:18:57
Vincenzo Nice paint and weathering job, my compliments! :)
14. July at 18:48:42
James C Thanks Roberto and Vincenzo, I appreciate your comments. :)
14. July at 21:04:15
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July 12, 2018

James C added the Tamiya Sd.Kfz.231 (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Sd.Kfz.231 (Tamiya 37024)
German 6-Wheeled Heavy Armored Car
Tamiya 1:35
2016 | Changed parts
12. July at 05:04:55 Share

July 09, 2018

James C
Doesn't fit the Dragon kit without major surgery to the mantlet.
1:35 152mm ML-20S SPG (RB Model 35B63)
152mm ML-20S SPG for JSU-152
RB Model 1:35
2010 | New tool
09. July at 05:00:34 Share
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Updated: March 30, 2018
Project: Challenger 1 Mk.3 in scale 1:35
1:35 Challenger 1 Mk.3 (Tamiya 35154)1:35 2m AERIAL (ANTENNA) (RB Model 35A02)1:35 Challenger I Mk.3 (Eduard 35332)4+
19. February at 22:09:27 Share
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Peter Hardy Ohh, Jimbo, you are a tease! I can't wait for the curtain of curiously is lifted! WWII eh? The possibilities are endless! Can't you just give us a little hint? A flash of colour, a suggestion of ... oh sorry mate, I was just getting a flash of undercoat cross my thoughts then. You'd think A man of my age would have parked those thoughts long ago!
30. March at 23:51:53
James C @ Peter - All has been revealed mate ;)
01. April at 22:53:03
Peter Hardy Found it!
01. April at 23:18:05
02. April at 01:03:24
Michael Hickey Really nice job on this one James.
02. April at 01:56:54
James C Thanks Michael. :)
02. April at 20:50:07
Rene Scheiblich Haven't popped in here for quite a while and you sure have been really busy mate. Awesome build(s) everywhere
08. July at 16:56:30
James C Thanks mate. :)
09. July at 01:30:15
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June 24, 2018

James C added the Tamiya 3.7 cm FLAK 37 Sd.Kfz.7/2 (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 3.7 cm FLAK 37 Sd.Kfz.7/2 (Tamiya 35144)
German 8ton Semi Track
3.7 cm FLAK 37 Sd.Kfz.7/2 Armored cab type
Tamiya 1:35
1989 | Changed parts
24. June at 00:26:58 Share

June 18, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: July 16, 2017
1:35 Tiger I Initial Production (Tamiya 35227)1:35 Tiger I (Friulmodel ATL-25)1:35 8.8cm KwK 36 L-56 (RB Model 35B01)1+
24. June 2017 at 02:00:41 Share
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James C Many thanks Uwe and Arash. :)
01. August 2017 at 22:59:25
Clint Mecham Awesome job!
03. August 2017 at 02:51:30
James C Many thanks Clint. :)
03. August 2017 at 06:21:46
Brian Eberle That is a extremely well built Tiger.
16. June at 17:40:07
James C Thanks Brian. :)
16. June at 23:14:09
Thomas Kirschbaum Very nice; i will also build a tiger from tunesia in the near Future; but in graugrün ral 7003. The coulor from the saga ;)
17. June at 23:11:22
Michael Hickey Really well done Tiger, you should be pleased with the result.
18. June at 00:51:13
James C Cheers Thomas and Michael. :)
18. June at 01:24:35
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June 16, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 26, 2018
Project: Sd.Kfz. 7 with towed 88mm Flak 36 in scale 1:35
1:35 German 88mm Gun FlaK 36/37 (Tamiya MM117)1:35 Sd.kfz.7 (Tamiya 35148)1:35 88mm L/56 single-piece barrel for Flak 18/37 (Aber 35L190)1+
30. March at 21:40:39 Share
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Martin Oostrom There should be a readers picture of the 88 in the July edition of FineScale Modeler. Perhaps we can compare that bloke's build with yours. Guess who'll come out on top? Peter's taking bets ;)
28. May at 23:22:53
James C Is there a link?
29. May at 01:08:21
Martin Oostrom
You'll need to be a subscriber to be able to view the reader gallery
29. May at 07:04:13
James C Ahh ok, thanks anyway mate. :)
29. May at 19:57:30
Rene Scheiblich Hehe let them sit in peace while they still can :)
You'll remember on the next arillery piece :)
Maybe a 12.8cm twin or the atomic cannon :D
30. May at 17:43:55
James C Actually, I enjoyed the half-track build so much that I'm really tempted to break out the Flak 37 with armoured cab.
3.7 cm FLAK 37 Sd.Kfz.7/2 (Tamiya 35144, 1:35)

1:35 3.7 cm FLAK 37 Sd.Kfz.7/2 (Tamiya 35144)
30. May at 21:11:40
Brian Eberle Very well done!
16. June at 17:38:24
James C Cheers mate. :)
16. June at 23:14:23
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May 24, 2018

James C added the Tamiya German 88mm Gun FlaK 36/37 (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 German 88mm Gun FlaK 36/37 (Tamiya MM117)
German 88mm Gun FlaK 36/37
Tamiya 1:35
MM117 (17)
1988 | Changed box
24. May at 03:56:05 Share
James C added the Tamiya Sd.kfz.7 (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Sd.kfz.7 (Tamiya 35148)
German 8 ton Semi Track
Tamiya 1:35
1990 | Changed parts
24. May at 03:55:44 Share

March 29, 2018

James C added the Friulmodel Challenger 1 (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Challenger 1 (Friulmodel ATL-81)
Challenger 1
Friulmodel 1:35
29. March at 20:37:17 Share
James C added the Tamiya Challenger 1 Mk.3 (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Challenger 1 Mk.3 (Tamiya 35154)
British main battle tank
Challenger 1 Mk.3
Tamiya 1:35
35154 (154)
1992 | Changed parts
29. March at 20:36:40 Share

March 15, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: December 21, 2017
Project: Dornier Do 335A Pfeil in scale 1:48
1:48 Dornier Do335A Pfeil (Tamiya 61074)1:48 Dornier Do-335A (Montex SM48082)
23. September 2017 at 22:12:52 Share
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Neil Page That's a beauty!
06. January at 22:19:39
James C Cheers Neil. :)
06. January at 22:26:52
Daniel Klink Nice and clear built James... Like it a lot
14. March at 21:34:30
Clifford Keesler Very nice job James.
15. March at 01:16:43
Kerry Cox James. I salute you for the effort and your attention to detail. The instruments and cockpit detail is just wonderful mate.
15. March at 02:41:35
James C Cheers for the comments guys. :)
15. March at 17:24:50
Murad ÖZER beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful 8)
15. March at 17:28:16
James C Thanks Murad, but not as nice as your Mossie ;)
15. March at 17:38:22
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March 02, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 19, 2018
Project: Leopard 2A4 NL in scale 1:35
1:35 Leopard 2A4/A4NL (Revell 03193)1:35 Leopard 2 MBT Workable Track Link Set (Bronco AB3528)1:35 120mm Rh-M-120 L/44 (RB Model 35B47)2+
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David Thor Good job, it looks great!
20. February at 19:21:01
Erik Leijdens Great work James!
21. February at 07:21:05
James C Thanks David and Erik. :)
21. February at 10:25:12
Jos Jansen Nice work James, really authentic...glad you made a Dutch version!
28. February at 21:12:34
Guus I wholeheartedly agree with everyone else above. Sharp looking Leo
01. March at 17:05:39
James C Thanks Jos & Guus :)
01. March at 20:01:03
Eric RENOUX I like this model, I find it more esthetical than later variants.
02. March at 06:58:40
James C Cheers Eric. :)
02. March at 21:17:47
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February 19, 2018

James C added the SKP model Lenses and tailights for Leopard 2 A6 (1:35) to his completed kits.
19. February at 03:18:18 Share
James C added the Revell Leopard 2A4/A4NL (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Leopard 2A4/A4NL (Revell 03193)
Leopard 2A4/A4NL
Revell 1:35
03193 (80-3193)
2013 | Changed parts
19. February at 03:17:46 Share

February 08, 2018

James C added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 50 images
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December 21, 2017

James C added the Tamiya Dornier Do335A Pfeil (1:48) to his completed kits.
1:48 Dornier Do335A Pfeil (Tamiya 61074)
Dornier Do335A Pfeil
Tamiya 1:48
2000 | New tool
21. December 2017 at 03:41:02 Share

October 15, 2017

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: August 08, 2017
Project: Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma in scale 1:35
1:35 Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma (Italeri 202)1:35 German Jerry Can Set (Early Type) (Tamiya 35315)1:35 50mm - KwK39 L/60 - Puma Sd.Kfz.234/2 (RB Model 35B084)
19. July 2017 at 00:29:57 Share
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08. August 2017 at 20:39:44
James C Thanks Kim. :)
09. August 2017 at 06:10:09
09. August 2017 at 06:12:27
Cortex : ) lovely result
09. August 2017 at 12:03:46
Rui S Hi Mate,
You pulled it off Greatly. Nice smooth weathered effect as you wanted.
I think for a kit that you pay more or less 20 bucks/euros, the result is Great you could build 2 or 3 Italeri kits instead 1 you know the trend brands...
I love Italeri price/quality ratios.
I'm happy I've helped in some way. Thanks for your words.
Well done
09. August 2017 at 15:35:57
James C Thanks Marius, Cortex and Rui. :)
09. August 2017 at 21:14:37
Bernd Müller Excellent result, love the subtle but effective weathering.
15. October 2017 at 23:29:24
James C Thanks mate :)
15. October 2017 at 23:35:29
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