19 February 2007 : Today I proudly present Model Maniac Page 33 - Part A. In this Part "Art Instructor" presents five new armors and two new dioramas, but
I won't go into details here because they're already there down the page. Starting with this Page/Part, I've increased the size (in pixels) of my pictures
from 780x520 (6x4" at 130dpi) to 900x600 (6x4" at 150 dpi) now that most people have broadband Internet access, so file size doesn't matter much any more
and so far I've used less than 10% of my 5GB rent space. But the main reason behind this increase was that I've recently upgraded my home PC - from I-Opener
LCD-PC 266MHz CPU, 64MB RAM, 4.3GB HD and 10" LCD monitor (highest resolution = 800x600) to HP Pavillion 3.3GHz CPU, 256MB RAM, 80GB HD, 17" LCD monitor
(highest resolution = 1,280x1,024) - and all of a sudden my conventional pictures seem too small. I've also upgraded my O.S. from Windows 98 SE to
Windows XP and I have some problems writing Thai texts using XP's Notepad. So I'll leave out Thai version from now on. While the old PC didn't have
Internet access, the new one has USB wireless adapter (the base station which is a 3-in-1 device (ADSL modem, wireless access point and LAN switch)
is in the house with 512KB Internet connection speed). And same as the last two Parts, all pictures in this Part were taken using "time exposure" technique
to achieve highest depth of field. As always, I hope you'll enjoy viewing!
I'd like to thank for all kind feedbacks and compliments that we received concerning Page 32 - Part D.
They are very encouraging and they inspire us to keep on producing quality models & dioramas and
showing finest quality pictures possible. Comments and suggestions are welcome in my
Model Maniac Forum
001 : An Overview of Page 33 - Part A (Index Print)
002 - 005 : Revell's MAN 5t milgl 4x4 truck
006 - 010 : Air Fix's Crusader III
011 - 016 : Alanger's T-28 model 1938
017 - 020 : Master Box's Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf.A "Breda"
027 - 032 : Diorama "Homeland Defense" using Mirage's T-26A and Dragon's Soviet Motor Rifle Troops
033 - 038 : Diorama "SWS with Demolition Team "Goliath" using Italeri's SWS with Demolition Team "Goliath"
Counter : With the introduction of this Part, the total number of pictures of all Pages = 4,704
Model Maniac - Page 33 Part B is coming. It will take a few weeks and will show some of the following items:
- AFV Club's Sturmtiger
- SKIF's MT-LB6MB
- Mini Hobby's T-72B
- Trumpeter's M1A1 HA
- Trumpeter's K1A1 Korean MBT
- VP's SS Infantryman 120mm
- Diorama "Flamethrower Hanomag" using Dragon's Sd.Kfz.251/16 + Zvezda's German Half-Track Crew and Dragon's Panzergrenadiers LAH Division
All by "Art Instructor"
- Nishimo's WWII Japanese Destroyer 'AKIZUKI' 1:200 - by "Chakraphad"
- K-141 "Kursk" Oscar II Class Submarine 1:350 - by "Chakraphad"
- Revell's EC-135 Heeresflieger/Army 1:35 - by "Chakraphad"
- Trumpeter's Mil Mi-8MT/Mi-17 Hip-H Helicopter 1:35 - by "Chakraphad"
- Hasegawa's A6 M2-N Type O Fighter Seaplane 1:72 - by "Chakraphad"
- Trumpeter's Tu-160 1:72 - by "Chakraphad"
- Trumpeter's U.S. CVN-68 Nimitz 1975 1:350 - by "Niphon"
- Trumpeter's USSR Navy Sovremenny Class Project 956 Destroyer 1:350 - by "Niphon"