Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bronco GAZ-69 (2P26) 'Baby Carriage' Anti-Tank Guided Missile Vehicle

Well, I am about 80-90% with this little gem. Many parts are merely dry fit for the photos, there is still a bit to do before gluing it all up.

There will be a full build article in Military Modelcraft International at some point in the near future and I should be done with the rest of the work on this in the next week.



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

...and autumn settling in.

 my bench time is increasing. I love this time of year for many reasons, like the cooler weather and approaching holiday seasons but most of all, the increased modeling time.

Along with the previously posted kit, I have a few more things on the bench. First off, Mengs' 'technical' which is pretty sweet little kit. I can't wait to give this thing a random paint job and some busted up windows, disabled and abandoned in the sand.

Forgive the white on white photos... I was a bit lazy today.

Next up, an Italeri rally car. It never really dawned on me how much you can weather and beat these things up, regardless of how many times I've watched them race, until I spent the day killing time with my good buddy Iain Hamilton in the hobby shop. Expect a filthy pig and some broken stuff on this one as well.

A kit I am most into at the moment, is Revells' Ho 229. I've always loved this aircraft and it's a sharp little kit at 1/72 scale. I've only just started the decals and have many more to go before weathering. Painted all in Lifecolor acrylics.

Before I go, I'd like to post a little shameless plug, one that I am pretty happy about. My *totally fictional  GAZ with Bofors made it to the cover of Military Modelcraft International. I just hope the full article lives up to it.

*just in case any of the historically accurate forum police have tracked me here.

As always, build how you like and like what you build. The day you stop doing that is the day your hobby becomes a chore. Peace and be well.

Ken Abrams

Monday, August 20, 2012

With summer almost ending...

I thought I'd peek in and see how long it had been since my last post.

Wow, sorry 'bout that.

As always, with the warmer weather and the longer daylight, most time is spent outside. I wouldn't say I didn't model at all, just not nearly as much. I've worked on a few projects when time permits and have quite a few built models that just need to be painted. This summer has been very humid so I didn't use the airbrush much at all, just spent most of my free time either assembling kits, or weathering something that had been painted last winter.

With Autumn arriving in about one months time, I will be spending much more time behind the bench and will try to create some more interesting models for those of you who follow along. My last project pictured below has served me very well. It will be featured in Military Modelcraft Internationals' November issue, won a gold at AMPS Nationals and was actually sold to someone at that very show. If I could do that with every model...

anyway, I'll just put up a photo of what I tend to finish off tonight.

Be well. See you all soon.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Minart GAZ AAA

...with a big gun. Too big probably but that's okay, I had a blast making this one. Not much to say about this one, which was my entry at AMPS nationals in Auburn other than maybe that it was a little rushed. I was actually working on it in hotel rooms in both Chicago and Auburn in the days prior to the show.

These are just some quick photos, they're kinda crap too. I had a long week and I'm still recovering from a total lack of sleep.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Raw steel anyone?

This is where the Bofors will mount into the bed of of the GAZ. This is simply two pieces of styrene sheet stock, stretched sprue welds and Calibre35 resin bolt heads.

I was amazed at how ridiculously easy this effect is to achieve. I wont get in depth here but will save it for the finished article. I just wanted to share the photo.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What is he up to now?

This is just a sly hint at one of my current projects. I'm trying to have it completed for AMPS Nationals in less than three weeks. I hope to have something worth posting here by the first of May.

See you then.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Long gone two.

This is the second thing I was doing in that quiet spell, the Ma.K. Panzer Kampf Anzug Ausf K-4 'KETZER'.

This is the second armored suit I've built in the series and I am growing very fond of them. They are fast builds which allow me to get right to the part I like best, the finish. Being of fictional nature, they allow a very open interpretation of how to paint and weather them etc. so you can really go to town.  Not too much else to say other than enjoy the pictures

Monday, February 13, 2012

Too long gone

Sorry for such a long absence, I've actually been very busy with non modeling stuff but have managed some time at the bench every so often. I have completed the Miniart Harley and apologize for not having put up more in progress shots, especially of the Celticwerks base but here are a few pics of the final scene.

A full build article will be featured in a future issue of Military In Scale.