Thanks to Hobby Day, I was able to make a good amount of progress. I even felt like I got somewhere!
I'll start out with some simple stuff. Just before Hobby Day I was working on the church. I started to fill in some of the seams and small gaps. I'll need to re-scribe some of the lines afterward:
Next up, I decided it was time to add the photo etch to these models so I could get them to the paint stage. I started with the Centurion, adding the photo etch to the top of the hull:
Next I added all the photo etch to the Centauro. Much of this was extremely difficult:
Now that puppy is ready for paint.
More photo etch fun was done on the little V-100 which fortunately, did not have much:
That one is also ready for paint now.
Despite the instructions, I was able to make some progress on the Nagmachon; adding all the reactive armor and other detail parts to the hull:
Later I posed this with the doghouse to see how it's looking so far. I next have to finish up the doghouse and then get the photo etch added:
After that, I got the windows inside the Trattore truck so I could close it up and get it closer to the finish line. I also added the wheels to it, after having to "adjust" the wheel wells:
Here it is with the tilt dry-fit in place:
Finally, I made some more progress on the MAN Pershing tractor, adding some additional parts and finishing it up. Now all I need to do is add the cab and photo etch to this:
After that, I started the trailer for the rocket:
While stuff was drying, I decided to pull out my Russian BMP-3 Early and get started on that. At least this is one BMP-3 that I have a chance to finish! It has me start with the turret, so I got that assembled:
Next was the lower hull. This kit had been very slightly started as all I had to do was to add one or two parts to this assembled lower hull:
Next I assembled the main parts of the upper hull:
Just for fun here's all that all test fit together:
Now the painting fun could happen!
Let's see what I got painted so far.....
First was the little V-100. I shot a coat of Olive Drab over it:
Next up I shot the Centurion. This got a coat of Bronze Green:
Later on I added the roadwheels and sprockets to this tank:
Next up I shot a new coat of olive on the Diamond T wrecker:
Afterward I completed the assembly on this truck, getting it almost completed:
While I was shooting greens, the next thing I shot was the launcher for the SA-2 Guideline:
You can see it was still wet when I shot that. I also painted the rocket white:
This will be painted the grey on white scheme, so the white went down first.
Finally, I shot the two Hell cannons; one was green in preparation for the tri-color camo pattern the other is black for the rusty version:
Since I had some extra black left in the airbrush after painting that cannon, I decided to shoot a few other things. One was the exhaust pipe for the Israeli Sufa:
...and the other was the lower section of the Redstone rocket that gets black on it:
Finally, to wrap this all up, I'm leaving you with a teaser of one more project I started that I expect to make a long term project out of. I will have extensive workup to do with this one. Here's the teaser....
That's all I have for now everyone! I hope you enjoyed the latest 'tour'.
Thanks all for looking in, comments are welcome.