Tamiya T-72M1 – Gallery

The T-72 is a Soviet second-generation main battle tank that entered production in 1971. About 20,000 T-72 tanks were built, making it one of the most widely produced post–World War II tanks, second only to the T-54/55 family. The T-72 was widely exported and saw service in 40 countries and in numerous conflicts.

This a 1/35 scale Tamiya kit painted using Mr Hobby paints and weathered with AK Interactive products.

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T.K.

M4 Sherman – Gallery

The M4 Sherman, officially Medium Tank, M4, was the most widely used medium tank by the United States and Western Allies in World War II. The M4 Sherman proved to be reliable, relatively cheap to produce, and available in great numbers. Thousands were distributed through the Lend-Lease program to the British Commonwealth and Soviet Union. The tank was named by the British for the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman.

The famous American beast M4 Sherman tank stationed in France in 1944. This is an 1/35th scale Tamiya kit, painted and weathered using top end products from Mr Hobby, AK Interactive and more.

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Sd.Kfz.251/17 Ausf.C Luftwaffe – Gallery

Sd.Kfz. 251/17Schützenpanzerwagen (2 cm). Anti-aircraft vehicle armed with a 2 cm KwK38 on a pedestal mounting with a small armored turret to protect the gunner. Late war, it was issued as a platoon commander’s vehicle to replace the Sd.Kfz. 251/10.

The kit is 1/35th scale AFV Club.

Panzer Division Herman Göring, Summer 1943, Sicily

 

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T.K

Tiger I Ausf. E/H 1 – Gallery

The Tiger I was a German heavy tank of World War II deployed from 1942 in Africa and Europe usually in independent heavy tank battalions. Its final designation was Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf. E often shortened to Tiger. The Tiger I gave the Wehrmacht its first armored fighting vehicle that mounted the 8.8 cm KwK 36 gun. 1,347 were built between August 1942 and August 1944.

2 Kompanie, Spz.Abt.504 stationed in Sicily in 1943

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I used

Mr Hobby

AK Interactive

Tamiya

Ammo by Mig Jimenez

 

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T.K.

Bristol Beaufighter – Gallery

The Bristol Type 156 Beaufighter (often referred to simply as the „Beau”) is a multi-role aircraft developed during the Second World War by the Bristol Aeroplane Company in the United Kingdom. It was originally conceived as a heavy fighter variant of the Bristol Beaufort bomber. Upon its entry to service, the Beaufighter proved to be well suited to the night fighter role, for which the Royal Air Force (RAF) initially deployed the type during the height of the Battle of Britain, in part due to its large size allowing it to accommodate both heavy armaments and early airborne interception radar without major performance penalties.

As its wartime service continued, the Beaufighter was used in many different roles; receiving the nicknames Rockbeau for its use as a rocket-armed ground attack aircraft, and Torbeau in its role as a torpedo bomber against Axis shipping, in which it came to replace the Beaufort which had preceded it. In later operations, it served mainly as a maritime strike/ground attack aircraft, RAF Coastal Command having operated the largest number of Beaufighters amongst all other commands at one point. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) also made extensive use of the type in the maritime anti-shipping role, such as during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea.

Tamiya 1/48

 

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Focke Wulf Fw190 D-9 JV44 – Gallery

Fw 190D-9, W.Nr. 600424, Lt. Heinz Sachsenberg, Munich – Riem airport, Germany, April – May 1945.

Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) was a special fighter unit of top German fighter pilots in the Luftwaffe during the last months of World War II.
Heinz Wimmersaal Sachsenberg (12 July 1922 – 17 June 1951) was a Luftwaffe World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Sachsenberg was credited with 104 aerial victories.

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T.K.

Tamiya 1/48 Focke Wulf FW190 D-9 JV44 – WiP

Hi!

So I continue my work on Tamiya’s 1/48th scale Focke Wulf FW190 D-9 JV44.

Here is the update.

 

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I started with RLM66 to cover the canopy and then covered it with Mr Hobby Mr Surfacer 1200.

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Preshading

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White colour as a base ofr the white stripes

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Masking of the white stripes and another preshading before adding RLM 23 Red

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RLM 23 Red, preshading is showing nicely

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RLM 82 Light Green as a base on upper fuselage.

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Final effect on the lower fuselage, this odd marking was suppose to help German AA crews to distinguish German planes from allied planes.

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I am very happy with the result and must say that this is the coolest camo I did to date.

 

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T.K.

Tamiya 1/48 Focke Wulf FW190 D-9 JV44 Video Build PART 1

Hi!

Just started my new project, Focke Wulf FW190 D-9, W.Nr. 600424, piloted by Lt. Heinz Sachsenberg who stationed at Munich – Riem airport, Germany in April-May 1945.

The model is Tamiya in 1/48th scale with some Eduard photo-etched parts.

The full video build can be found in this link on my YT channel 

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Jagdverband 44 (JV 44) was a special fighter unit of top German fighter pilots in the Luftwaffe during the last months of World War II. The main aircraft used by the unit was the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter.

The commander of JV 44 was General Adolf Galland the former General der Jagdflieger (General of Fighter pilots) who had recently been sacked from his staff post by Hermann Göring for relentlessly criticizing the operational policies, strategic doctrine, and tactics mandated by the Luftwaffe High Command. Galland was charged with setting up a small Me 262 unit to demonstrate the capabilities of the jet fighter.

JV 44 comprised a core of highly experienced pilots chosen from Galland’s former staff or recruited from units which had been disbanded or were being re-equipped. Because of the greater length of runway it required, and the slow acceleration it had at low speeds, the Me 262 was especially vulnerable during take-off and landing. Galland thus established his own protection flight. Five Fw 190D-9s and D-11s were attached to JV44, the Platzschutzstaffel (Airfield protection squadron), headed by Leutnant Heinz Sachsenberg, to provide air cover for takeoffs and landings. Flights were to be undertaken in a two-aircraft Rotte up to altitudes of 500 metres, covering both the Me 262s taking off or landing and monitoring the surrounding skies for Allied fighters. (by Wikipedia)

Here is my progress so far

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Fuselage parts came nicely together.

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The cockpit although not so detailed is looking good with additional photo-etched seat belts.

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wheel bays painted and weathered.

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Wings and fuselage assembly on my not so clean cut matt, but rather tidy work place.

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T.K.