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OK, normally this would go in the Site News section, but I'm just waiting for my tech guys to complete some updates on the site and I'm forbidden from using that part of it til they've done so, so I'm putting this in a short blog post here instead!

If you're going to Collect-Hit in Brussels this Sunday October 10th, say Hi to Tobias who will be representing us on our stand there! Looks like it's going to be a great event with all sorts of great stuff there and he's looking forward to it!

 

Kit Review Part 3: Final painting and mounting

by Tank Whisperer

The Soviet SU-122 (Cy-122) in 1/72 scale, Part 2.
Eastern Express kit #72015 and UM kit #332


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Now that the assembly of the Eastern Express and the UM SU-122 models is complete we move onto painting, and weathering appropriate to the planned display base. Before we grab the airbrush we of course need to sit and think about the color scheme we'll do, and the weathering; both of which are dependent on the time of year and weather (snow, mud or dry dust?). The unit marking we wish to use is based on the time period or battle we'll represent.

Review Part 2: Kit Construction

by Tank Whisperer

The Soviet SU-122 (Cy-122) in 1/72 scale, Part 2

Eastern Express kit #72015 and UM kit # 332



Heads up Spitfire fans, I just received the following announcement from our friends at Airfix:

 

Airfix, is flying into action to help to raise money for veteran charity, Help For Heroes, by auctioning off a collection of autographed model Spitfires this week.

The Soviet SU-122 (Cy-122) in 1/72 scale.

Eastern Express kit #72015 and UM kit # 332

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At this time I am working on the building of two Soviet SU-122 tank models in 1/72 scale. One model is from UM company and the other from Eastern Express company, the idea is to compare the two models for accuracy and ease of building.. The article is in three parts: an in-the-box review, a part on assembly and detailing, and a final part on painting and markings. I hope you enjoy them! Feel free to make any comments, suggestions!