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James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 16, 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+
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Ingo F Looking very good so far. Is the weathering done or will you add a little bit of scratching and chipping?
17. May at 08:38:36
Kerry Cox Thank you for that vivid update James. :)
And here I was, feeling sorry for the one that had his fingers cut. LOL :)
17. May at 10:22:14
Bryn Crandell Amazing work. Both kits came out looking real good. So much detail in the 88.
17. May at 13:42:45
Timothy Heimer Keep pushing on! You are learning at the same time as being tormented but it's looking well worth it! Nice
17. May at 15:25:25
Peter Hardy So says the Chief Tormentor!
17. May at 22:56:52
James C Thanks guys. :)

@ Ingo - I still need to do a bit more weathering in the form of chipping and dust etc.
19. May at 08:48:24
Martin Oostrom An apple a day keeps the doctor away? :D

She's looking better every time I go through those pictures James.
19. May at 09:13:49
Kerry Cox Out bloody standing JC. :)
19. May at 10:19:39
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April 02, 2018

James C added a new photoalbum.
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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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Rene Scheiblich Really? These things look mean... :> Dammit I need a bigger cabinet...

Yep thanks Patrick. About the same price tag here in germany in various shops
Wanted to do something with a propeller after the KV originally... But roadwheels are so much fun ;)
30. March at 22:07:31
30. March at 22:08:53
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
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March 30, 2018

James C added a new project.
Status: Work in progress | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 63 images
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30. March at 21:31:06 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
ATL-81
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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
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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+
27. December 2017 at 21:41:07 Share
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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
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19. February at 03:17:46 Share

February 08, 2018

James C added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 0
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08. February at 02:17:13 Share
James C added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 0
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08. February at 01:02:28 Share
James C added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 50 images
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December 27, 2017

James C added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 60 images
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Leopard 2A4 NL
NL Military Koninklijke Landmacht
A Eskadron, 43 Tankbataljon Ardennen 1944
 
27. December 2017 at 10:41:49 Share
Kees Kleijwegt Following. Interesting project
27. December 2017 at 11:09:55
Peter Hardy Got a bit of a challenge there Jimbo!
27. December 2017 at 11:42:53
James C Thanks guys.
27. December 2017 at 21:44:54
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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
61074
2000 | New tool
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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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September 20, 2017

James C added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:48 | Albums: 1 with 37 images
Dornier Do 335 A-02
DR Military Wehrmacht Luftwaffe (German Air Force 1935-1945)
VG+PH, 102, W.Nr.240102 (Fl.Ing. Hans-Werner Lerche)
Oberpfaffenhofen | April 1945
 
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September 12, 2017

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: September 07, 2017
Project: JGSDF Type 90 MBT in scale 1:35
1:35 Type 90 Tank (Tamiya 35208)1:35 Type 90 mesh (Eduard 35591)1:35 JGSDF TYPE90 MBT Workable Tracks w/Rubber Pad (Raupen Modell 35-002)
07. August 2017 at 22:44:49 Share
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Dave Morris Another fine finish James :) I was intrigued by the boxes in the stowage bin. You say they are from your spares box, were they from a kit or can you get such things separately?
11. September 2017 at 16:09:47
James C Thanks Dave.
The MRE cartons were left over from the paper sheet that's included in Modern U.S. Military Equipment Set (Tamiya 35266, 1:35)

1:35 Modern U.S. Military Equipment Set (Tamiya 35266)
11. September 2017 at 22:30:34
James C I don't recall where I got the other, but was probably on ebay. Just do a search under 1/35 paper cartons and you should be able to turn them up. You can get quite a wide variety from cartons of coke to Heineken beer. :)
11. September 2017 at 22:31:54
James C You may also be able to find and print off your own from a Google image search of the same topic.
11. September 2017 at 23:02:39
Dave Morris Thanks for the info James, very much appreciated :)
12. September 2017 at 01:03:01
Markus Kutsch Top ,Mate
12. September 2017 at 06:33:18
Timothy Heimer Nice work James! We like it!
12. September 2017 at 14:09:24
James C Cheers Markus & Timothy :)
12. September 2017 at 22:41:13
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September 07, 2017

James C added the Raupen Modell JGSDF TYPE90 MBT Workable Tracks w/Rubber Pad (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 JGSDF TYPE90 MBT Workable Tracks w/Rubber Pad (Raupen Modell 35-002)
 
JGSDF TYPE90 MBT Workable Tracks w/Rubber Pad
Raupen Modell 1:35
35-002
2013 | Changed parts
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07. September 2017 at 03:09:00 Share
James C added the Eduard Type 90 mesh (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Type 90 mesh (Eduard 35591)
 
Type 90 mesh Tamiya
Eduard 1:35
35591
2003 | New tool
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07. September 2017 at 03:08:55 Share
James C added the Tamiya Type 90 Tank (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Type 90 Tank (Tamiya 35208)
JGSDF
Type 90 Tank
Tamiya 1:35
35208
1996 | New tool
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August 07, 2017

James C added the Italeri Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma (Italeri 202)
 
Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma
Italeri 1:35
202
2008 | Changed box
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07. August 2017 at 05:54:44 Share

August 03, 2017

James C added a new project.
Status: Ideas | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 0
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02. August 2017 at 05:35:33 Share
Dan M Hey James, cool project and nice additions but I have to warn you that those tracks are not correct for your version of the Panther, unless you are making an Ausf. D (which was the early Panther, not the A, I know, confusing but the germans started with the D :) )
02. August 2017 at 12:52:17
Scott Dutton Nice project, I've also got a panther on the go, rescue kit
02. August 2017 at 15:04:46
Ingo F Nice, i am in.
02. August 2017 at 16:09:54
James C This was the first armour kit that I purchased about 3 yrs ago as it was on sale. I've heard it has a lot of inaccuracies, but i'm not too fussed. The zimmerite and tracks etc were purchased ages ago to use on it, but I did not know the tracks were for the D version. Given the other inaccuracies, I doubt it will make much of a difference. Hopefully they will fit as I hate to use rubber band tracks on exposed running gear. I haven't decided yet if I will build this or the type 90 next. :S
03. August 2017 at 00:29:09
Dan M Well, regarding the fit hopefully the Tamiya german armour is more accurate than their allied armour in this regard. Their Shermans are notorius for having sprockets that will not fit tracks made by Bronco or others, not without some changes. Same for Academy which is not surprising considering that Academy copies Tamiya stuff. And it's not Bronco's fault, their tracks are actually accurate and they fit perfectly Dragon or Tasca kits.
If they won't fit a solution would be to try to get your hands on some spare sprockets from Dragon. Dragon kits usually have more pieces than you actually use in that build, maybe there are some extra sprockets as they sometime give multiple versions.
03. August 2017 at 09:50:16
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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+
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James C Thank you Acki and Andrey. :)
18. July 2017 at 11:54:56
Dave Morris Lovely detail & weathering work James.
22. July 2017 at 13:20:54
James C Thanks Dave. Cheers for the feedback. :)
22. July 2017 at 21:41:16
Uwe Föll it`s a vervy nice one, James TOP
01. August 2017 at 21:29:19
Arash Zakeri Well done
01. August 2017 at 21:36:37
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
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August 02, 2017

James C added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 57 images
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July 30, 2017

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: February 21, 2016
Project: Sukhoi Su-15 UM Flagon-G in scale 1:48
1:48 Sukhoi Su-15 UM Flagon-G (Trumpeter 02812)1:48 Su-15 decals (Begemot 48-024)1:48 Sukhoi Su-15 Flagon (Montex SM48095)
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Chris U Cracking job James. Well done.
23. February 2016 at 13:10:49
James C Cheers guys. :)
23. February 2016 at 20:21:41
Spanjaard fantastic NMF, well done
22. November 2016 at 23:20:13
James C Thanks mate. It was my first attempt at doing a metal finish. I have a few more planned for the future. ;)
23. November 2016 at 01:25:38
Spanjaard looking forwards to see them :)
23. November 2016 at 07:11:05
Dan Cook Love the bare metal finish
21. May 2017 at 23:43:26
James C Thanks Dan. I still have the single seater to build yet.
23. May 2017 at 23:07:11
Uwe Föll it`s a very very good Job. Very Nice James
30. July 2017 at 18:13:52
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July 16, 2017

James C added the Tamiya Tiger I Initial Production (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 Tiger I Initial Production (Tamiya 35227)
German
Tiger I Initial Production Ausführung Afrika
Tamiya 1:35
35227 (227)
1998 | Changed parts
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July 15, 2017

James C added a new project.
Status: Completed | Scale: 1:35 | Albums: 1 with 49 images
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Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma
DR Military Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945)
1111
Dark Yellow, Dark Green
 
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July 11, 2017

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 03, 2017
1:48 Gloster Meteor F.3 (Tamiya 61083)1:48 Gloster Meteor F.1 (Tamiya 61051)1:48 Gloster Meteor F.I (Montex SM48175)1+
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Clifford Keesler Excellent job James. I look forward to your Canberra build.
04. June 2017 at 23:58:29
James C Cheers Lex & Clifford. :)
05. June 2017 at 00:43:08
Wim van der Luijt A very nice pair of early jets, like the contrast between the two camo schemes
05. June 2017 at 20:51:10
James C Thanks Wim. :) Yes, I like the contrast as well. When I saw the yellow belly marking option for the F.1, I just knew I had to have a go at it. Just need to do a late model F.8 with natural metal finish now. ;)
05. June 2017 at 22:46:52
Mark Smith Nice work James
16. June 2017 at 01:07:38
James C Cheers Mark. :)
16. June 2017 at 04:35:21
David Thor Turned out really nice, good job!
11. July 2017 at 13:54:40
James C Thanks David. :)
11. July 2017 at 21:16:53
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June 25, 2017

James C added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: June 25, 2017
Project: JS-2 in scale 1:35
1:35 JS-2 Model 1944 ChKz (Tamiya 35289)
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Markus Kutsch Yeah Mate,very great finish ,TOP
25. June 2017 at 11:29:06
Rui S Beautiful OOB JS2, James.
Nicely painted and weathered.
Congratulations
25. June 2017 at 13:34:49
Alec K Really nicely done James
25. June 2017 at 14:57:43
Kerry Cox James. What do you have planned for it. ? A comp maybe. ??? :)
25. June 2017 at 15:24:17
Lex Jassies Very nice result! I like the weathering.
25. June 2017 at 15:27:50
Dan M Many thanks James for the detailed explanations, I'm gonna try your mud technique.
The beast looks awesome, you can be proud of it. I'm considering getting a JS-2 myself, probably I will opt for the Trumpeter one; now I need to figure out if I want the early war version or the modernized ones (JS-2M, I see they have two of these).
25. June 2017 at 15:37:25
James C Thanks for your comments guys. :)

@ Kerry - No plans for it at this stage to go on a dio etc, so for now it sits on the shelf next to the others. I've not entered into competitions before, and probably wouldn't either as it would spoil the fun for me I think.

@ Dan - NP mate, glad I could help. ;)
25. June 2017 at 21:54:36
Kerry Cox I enjoy going to the comps. :)
Mostly for the socializing and worn out shoes I come home with, not to mention all the goodies and the severe case of jaw cramps from so much talking. hahahaha :)
Millions of 'hints and tricks' I record on my little hand recorder I have in my pocket, as I hear so much each time I go, I used to forget 99% of them before I got home, but always fun to replay all the natter and comradery that goes on. :)
One time of the year I really look forward to. For sure. :)
25. June 2017 at 23:03:01
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June 24, 2017

James C added the Tamiya JS-2 Model 1944 ChKz (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 JS-2 Model 1944 ChKz (Tamiya 35289)
Russian heavy tank
JS-2 Model 1944 ChKz
Tamiya 1:35
35289 (289)
2007 | New tool
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