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1/16 Aoshima RC Tank: US M4A3 76mm Sherman (T23 turret)

1/16 Aoshima RC Tank: US M4A3 Sherman with T23 turret by Mario Covalski A Chinese company, Heng Long have been producing 1/16 RC tanks for several years now.  Recently HL have issued a M4A3 105mm Sherman which is being sold by Aoshima, and you can find them at HobbyLink Japan

Building an Accurate M50 Sherman from the Tamiya M4-105 RC Kit 1/16 Scale

by Mario Covalski, Editor at modelersite.com Building the M50 in 1/16 scale is a project I have had in mind for many years, and after the M51s (from the article published in May 2012) I felt the need to continue with this one. In this article, I’ll share with the reader my experience in building the M50 RC 1/16 from a Tamiya M4 -105mm with HVSS suspension.   Tamiya M4-105 kit Available at Hob...

Building an Accurate M51 Isherman from the Tamiya RC Kit 1/16 scale

Building an accurate M51 Isherman from the Tamiya RC kit 1/16 scale by Mario Covalski Editor modelersite.com There were many versions of the Sherman, however, the last modification the Israelis made on them, is to my liking, the most showy and the one that converted a WWII tank into one of the 60 and 70 decades. I’ll not extend in describing the history of the M51, there’s a lot of information in ...

Tips for Building the SE. 5a from Wingnut Wings

Tips for building the SE. 5a from Wingnut Wings 1/32 scale by Michael Capell Well who saw this coming? Right out of the blue Wingnut Wing enter centre stage with no less than four original releases and all in 1/32 scale, incredible . When this company first appeared last year there was no fanfare or announcements, they just open a first class web site and sat back to see what happens. I can imagin...

Building F1 Resin Model Kits: Part 5

Building F1 resin model kits: A step by step guide for novices – Part 5 Step 7: Painting At this time all the parts have been prepared, so, their position have been tested and undesirable marks and flaws have been removed. Now it’s impossible to go on with the construction, as the following steps will require the parts painted. The parts which will not receive a final finishing with white paint, c...

Building F1 Resin Model Kits: Part 4

Step 6: Metal parts Preparing the suspensions These kits comprise many metal parts, and they need a different treatment that the resin or plastic ones. On the other hand, when considering the suspension parts, wheels, etc, each assembly will need a special attention The most critical is the suspension assembly, since its parts will be of great importance for the position of the model over a suppor...

Building F1 Resin Model Kits: Part 3

Building F1 resin model kits: A step by step guide for novices – Part 3 Step 5: Preparing other parts At this time the body should be ready to paint and apply decals, however many hours of work will still be poured out into this model, and we’ll need the body in order to check other parts positions such as the suspensions, ailerons…etc. As it’s obvious, these tasks can’t be achieved with the...

Building: Vacuformed WWI Airplane

Building a vacuformed WWI airplane – 1/48 Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter My goal when writing this article, is sharing with you my experiences in building a vacuform model and encouraging others to give one a try. Though many of us (modelers) have one or two vacuform among our kits to build, most seem to be reluctant to build those kits, in spite of the fact that they’re really good, comprising metal,...

Building & Improving: Pak 43/41

Building an improving the Pak 43/41 (ref #35059) AFV Club 1/35 scale Product available online at HobbyLink Japan 1/35 AFV German 88mm AT Gun PAK43 ————————————————————————————————————&...

Painting & Weathering: Gundam RX-78-2 Shield

This RX 78-2 in 1/100 scale from Bandai, in the Master Grade series, is was also offered in 1/144 and 1/60. Nowadays it’s possible to find new versions of this kit

Building F1 Resin Model Kits: Part 2

Building F1 resin model kits: A step by step guide for novices – Part 2 By Mario Covalski – Editor www.modelersite.com ( Online magazine supported by HobbyLink Japan) Step 4: Detailing the body Once all the flaws have been corrected and the mould lines removed, I started by detailing

Building F1 Resin Model Kits: A Step-by-Step Guide for Novices

Building F1 resin model kits: A step by step guide for novices By Mario Covalski – Editor www.modelersite.com ( Online magazine supported by HobbyLink Japan)

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