Tuesday, 28 April 2015

T-90 build

Hello.
Back into building the meng T-90. Finally finished off the hull and gave it some love. Turret is coming along slowly, many many annoying little peices. The replacement metal track arrived and i have assembled one side.
Cheers
Matt.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

The big 30k!!

Hello all.
My little blog has hit 30000 views. Pretty chuffed that 30000 people have taken the time to look at my work and just wanted to say thankyou.
Lots more scale models on the way, wargaming is dead to me for now. Maybe ill come back to it in a while but for now scale models scratch my hobby itch.
Share my blog tell your friends, ill keep posting.

Cheers
Matt

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Panzerschiff


Greetings
Got pretty much everything bar decals and rigging done on the Graf Spee.
Has been a some what pleasant build with some ups and downs. My fist model of this scale and im not 100% certain if I want to do more but I have a niggle saying do more!
Something has to be said for old school Naval ships. The lines just look menacing, a truly remarkable era. Coming up on Anzac day I  think we also must pause and give thought to the many sailors on all sides who lived and died serving on these behemoths, Lest we forget.
 
From wikipedia
Admiral Graf Spee was a Deutschland-class heavy cruiser (originally termed Panzerschiff or armoured ship, sometimes referred to as "pocket battleship") which served with the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War II. The vessel was named after Admiral Maximilian von Spee, commander of the East Asia Squadron that fought the battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands in World War I. She was laid down at the Reichsmarinewerft shipyard in Wilhelmshaven in October 1932 and completed by January 1936. The ship was nominally under the 10,000 long tons (10,000 t) limitation on warship size imposed by the Treaty of Versailles, though with a full load displacement of 16,020 long tons (16,280 t), she significantly exceeded it. Armed with six 28 cm (11 in) guns in two triple gun turrets, Admiral Graf Spee and her sisters were designed to outgun any cruiser fast enough to catch them. Their top speed of 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph) left only a handful of ships in the Anglo-French navies able to catch them and powerful enough to sink them.[1]
The ship conducted five non-intervention patrols during the Spanish Civil War in 1936–1938, and participated in the Coronation Review for King George VI in May 1937. Admiral Graf Spee was deployed to the South Atlantic in the weeks before the outbreak of World War II, to be positioned in merchant sea lanes once war was declared. Between September and December 1939, the ship sank nine ships totaling 50,089 gross register tons (GRT), before being confronted by three British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate on 13 December. Admiral Graf Spee inflicted heavy damage on the British ships, but she too was damaged, and was forced to put into port at Montevideo. Convinced by false reports of superior British naval forces approaching his ship, Hans Langsdorff, the commander of the ship, ordered the vessel to be scuttled. The ship was partially broken up in situ, though part of the ship remains visible above the surface of the water.





Sunday, 12 April 2015

Admiral Graf Spee

More work done today. Getting close to completion. Lots or little bits to go on now and the base needs a few more coats.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

T-90A and more Spee!

Greetings and salutations!
Easter was kind to me this year, om nom nom. Got a nice stash of models.
Started the meng T90 and it is the rolls royce of kits. Top notch tooling, little flash and fits like a glove.
The graf spee is slowly coming together. Replacement  barrels arrived have them fitted and had a look at it all dry fitted to the hull.

Cheers
Matt

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

More Graf Spee

Greetings.
Bit of slow gowibg on the old Graf Spee. I can honestly say ill never to another small scale warship hahaha. Small parts have just been a pain in the ass. Stopped and had a quick paint of a 1/100 stug.
Graf spee super structure is mainly built and has been painted ready for weathering. Just waiting on some metal replacement barrels for the armament.

Cheers
Matt