Scale Modelling

Build Logs

I will post my builds here as they progress. Hopefully I'll be able to pass on some tips and tell you of new techniques as I learn them. I don't know about you, but I find the perfect scale models in the magazines a little intimidating, if you feel the same way, you might find my stuff a breath of fresh air, 'cos, baby, I can't build like that!

Build-Up: 1:24 Italeri Mercedes Wrecker

I thought I'd try my hand at a civil vehicle and I liked the heavy look of this one. It's the Italeri kit #3808, which is the Mercedes 2238 prime mover kit with the generic wrecker body added.

I'll be attempting a gloss finish with an airbrush and I'll also be creating my own decals for this one.

Let's see how it goes!

Build-Up: 1:35 Bell 212, NSCA, VH-NSA

This is the first build-up on the site. It covers using the old Panda 1:35 UH-1N and turning it into a civilian 212 as used by the NSCA (Victorian Division) in the 1980s. I don't know if Dragon are re-releasing this kit like they did the UH-1D. We'll see.

Build-Up: 1:32 MBB Bo 105CBS, NSCA, VH-NSL

This build-up is my first stretch. The build has started!

Build-Up: 1:35 Mi-24 Hind, "What-if?" Aussie Gunship

Here's one that's just for fun. What if the ADF bought Hinds instead of Tigers? Maybe they'd look like this.

Build-Up: 1:25 AMT/ERTL Australian Army Vietnam-era Diamond Reo / Fruehauf Semi Trailer

I saw this beast at Bandiana museum and when Round 2 Models re-released the AMT Fruehauf trailer, I just had to build one!

Build-Up: 1:35 Tamiya "Pibber" PBR Streegang

Out-of-Box build, for a change of pace. From one of my favourite movies.