“The following are what i have been doing over the past few weeks or so.
Opel Maultier with Nebelwerfer rocket launcher on the top,
Still in progress more bits being added to the interior before putting the top of the vehicle to the bottom section. Painting seems to be taking a long time, but i will keep going. Hopefully finished shortly.
Tamiya 35203 Jagdpanther late version
This is a reasonably simple kit whichI got about a week ago along with another 4 models and decided to start it. So far I have built the lower hull, back panel and wheels but realised I need some grilles for the engine deck. It shows a set on the instruction sheet, but upon checking with Hannants a couple of days ago it seems they are no longer stocked. So will have to get some Eduard etch for it.
Generally going together well as would be expected of Tamiya. Think I have some decals on hand so looking forward to getting the airbrush out again.
Das Werk 35001
Faun L900 hard top cab (2in1)
What you get here is the original soft top cab early war German 3 axle truck and several new sprues for the hardtop cab and wheels and tyres. A really nice comprehensive kit with the option of 3 soft top variants ww2 and 3 hardtop variants postwar in civilian liveries.
Lots of bits and lots of patience needed to complete this one. Am looking forward to starting this soon.
Jagdpanzer Marder1 sdkfz135
Yes I am aware of the fact I already have at least 2 other kits of this type of vehicle. I wanted to see if it was all new tooling or a revamp of one of the older kits. The joyous news is it is all new from Tamiya. It looks to be a reasonably easy build but will let you know when I start it in a couple of months.
The older kits by RPM and PANDA are no match for this one. There are 3 schemes available, 2 unknown units, France 1944 and eastern front 1943 and 15th inf. div France 1942/43.
It has very nice length and link tracks plus a nice 75mm pak 40 gun. The chassis is a French Lorraine tractor modified to carry the pak 40 75mm anti-tank gun. should be fun to build.
Volvo F16 Globetrotter canvas back body
1/24 scale kit
This is the latest version of the canvas back body on whichever chassis is chosen. The only gripe I have is the end of the box shows a 3-axle vehicle, but what you get is a 2-axle chassis with the canvas body and a tail lift. The mouldings are all very clean and it should assemble reasonably easily.
I am looking for another on a different chassis that is part built somewhere in the garage to complete as wel,l when this on gets started.
Well that’s about all my news for the moment.”