Page 40 - Part A

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25 December 2007 : Today I proudly present Model Maniac Page 40 - Part A, just in time to celebrate Christmas and New Year. So, Season's Greetings to all!, I wish you the very best for the coming New Year 2008 and beyond that. This is the 32th Part introduced in this year which almost doubles that of last year! (2006's total was 17 Parts). The reason is that this year I have two more modelers working for me. My problem is display space which I'll probably run out of some time next year, and next year is coming...
In this Part, "Art Instructor" presents six new armors and a new diorama. Starting from BMP-3 Export Version newly-released from UM, British Centaur C.S. Mk.IV from Tamiya, followed by Sd.Kfz.11 Munitionschlepper from Maquette, Sd.Kfz.2 KettenKrad w/ Puppchen from Dragon, German 38(H) Artillery Observation Vehicle from Trumpeter and the Waffentrager newly-released from ALAN, then topping if off with Diorama "German Africa Corps" using Dragon's DAK Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F1 + Tri Star's German Tropical Panzer Crew. And same as the last dozen Parts, all pictures in this Part were taken using "time exposure" technique so as to achieve highest depth of field, i.e., using a tripod, setting shutter priority and selecting shutter speed that gives the highest f-stop (f19-f22) which is usually around 1/4 second, and setting self timer shutter release. Lighting is natural, pictures were taken outdoor under the shades during daytime, preferably between 8-9AM or 4-5PM. Pictures were scanned directly from film by the photo shop, written on to a CD and resized by me. As always, I hope you'll enjoy viewing!

I'd like to thank for all kind feedbacks and compliments that we received concerning Page 39 - Part D. They are very encouraging and they inspire us to keep producing quality models & dioramas and showing finest quality pictures. Comments and suggestions are welcome in my Model Maniac Forum

001 : An Overview of Page 40 - Part A (Index Print)

002 - 006 : UM's BMP-3 Export Version

007 - 011 : Tamiya'a British Centaur C.S. Mk.IV

012 - 016 : Maquette's Sd.Kfz.11 Munitionschlepper

017 - 020 : Dragon's Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad w/ Puppchen

021 - 025 : Trumpeter's German 38(H) Artillery Observation Vehicle

026 - 031 : Alan's Waffentrager

032 - 038 : Diorama "German Africa Corps" using Dragon's DAK Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. F1 + Tri Star's German Tropical Panzer Crew

Counter : With the introduction of this Part, the total number of pictures of all Pages = 5,768

Model Maniac - Page 40 Part B is coming. It will take a week or two and will show some of the following items:

- Verlinden's U.S. Airborne 1944 120mm (1:15)
- AFV Club's WC-51
- AFV Club's Scorpion
- Dragon's BRDM-3
- Dragon's Hetzer Command Version
- Tamiya's M4 Sherman Early Version
- Trumpeter's France 39(H) Tank
- Diorama "The Last Battle" using Dragon's Pz.Bef.Wg. Panther Ausf. G + Dragon's Last Battle Austria 1945
All by "Art Instructor"

- Academy's P-51B 1:72
- Academy's P-47D 1:72
- Airfix's Fw-190 1:72
- Airfix's BAC TSR-2 1:72
- Ilaleri's S.L.C. 200 1:35
- Diorama "Poland 1939" using Dragon's 28th Infantry Division
All by "Tuk"

- Hasegawa's Kawanishi H8K2 (Emily) Flying Boat 1:350
- Dragon's Off-Road Bike 1:35
- Diorama "Red Devils" using Dragon's Red Devels
- Diorama "German Cavalry Troops" using Dragon's German Calvary Division
- Diorama "German MG Team" using Dragon's German MG Team
- Diorama "German Retreat" using Dragon's German 1st Luftwaffe Field Division (Gen2)
- ST's Kubelwagen + BMW w/ Sidecar 1:72
- Dragon's Sd.Kfz.171 Panther G Early Version 1:72
- Tamiya's Russian Infantry (4)
- Diorama "Stalingrad Inferno" using Dragon's Stalingrad Inferno
- Diorama "Soviet Infantry, Eastern Front" using Master Box's Eastern Front, Soviet Infantry
- Diorama "German Retreat" using Dragon's Ambush, Eastern Front (Gen2)
All by "Joh"

- Revell's F-18F 1:48
- Academy's F-16 CG/CJ 1:32
- Trumpeter's MiG-29M 1:32
All by "Niphon"

- Trumpeter's Mil Mi-8MT/Mi-17 Hip-H Helicopter 1:35 - by "Chakraphad"
- Dragon's AH-6J Little Bird 1:35 - by "Chakraphad"
- Trumpeter's Tu-160 1:72 - by "Chakraphad"

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