T-72 B1 – 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.

T-72B1 is No. 420, „Rhino” Battalion, 276th Motor Rifle Regiment, Russian Army from First Chechen War in 1996.

This is a Meng 1/35 scale model pained using Mr.Color, Vallejo and AK Interactive paints. I used AK Interactive and Ammo Mig products for weathering.





Sturmgeschütz IV (StuG IV) (Sd.Kfz. 167) – Gallery

The Sturmgeschütz IV (StuG IV) (Sd.Kfz. 167), was a German assault gun variant of the Panzer IV used in the latter part of the Second World War. It was identical in role and concept to the highly successful StuG III assault gun variant of the Panzer III. Both StuG models were given an exclusively tank destroyer role in German formations and tactical planning in the last two years of the war, greatly augmenting the capability of the dwindling tank force available to the German army on the Eastern and Western fronts.

The 9th Panzer Division was a panzer division of the Wehrmacht Army during World War II. It came into existence after 4th Light Division was reorganized in January 1940. The division was headquartered in Vienna, in the German military district Wehrkreis XVII. Originally raised from Austrian forces annexed into Germany before the war, the 9th Panzer Division was part of most of the German Army’s early Blitzkrieg attacks into western Europe. Sweeping east, the division was then a component of Operation Barbarossa, the German attack on the Soviet Union; it was badly mauled at the Battle of Kursk.

This is a Tamiya kit in 1/35th scale, it has been painted using Mr. Color and Vallejo paints. For weathering I used AK Interactive products.






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.




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.




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




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

Italeri 1/35

I used

Mr Hobby

AK Interactive


Ammo by Mig Jimenez







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




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.




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


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

Here is the update.



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







White colour as a base ofr the white stripes



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





RLM 23 Red, preshading is showing nicely



RLM 82 Light Green as a base on upper fuselage.




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




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