8 February 2008 : Today I proudly present Model Maniac Page 41 - Part A. In this Part "Art Instructor" presents five new armors and a new diorama. Starting from M163A1 Royal Thai Army from Academy, SA-9 Gaskin from Dragon and BTR-152D from UM, followed by Sd.Kfz.9 'FAMO' + Tank Recovery Set + Sturmgeschutz III from Tamiya. Then topping it off with diorama "Bail Out!" using T-34/85 from Maquette + Russian Infantry, Kursk 1943 from Master Box.
And same as the last two 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 - 1 second, and setting self timer shutter release. Lighting is natural, pictures were taken outdoor under the shades during daytime. 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 40 - 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 41 - Part A (Index Print)
002 - 007 : Academy's M163 A1 Royal Thai Army
008 - 013 : Dragon's SA-9 Gaskin
014 - 019 : UM's BTR-152D
020 - 029 : Tamiya's Sd.Kfz.9 "Famo" + Tank Recovery Accessory Set + Sturmgeschutz III
030 - 038 : Diorama "Bail Out!" using Maquette's T-34/85 + Master Box's Russian Tank Crew, Kursk, 1943
Counter : With the introduction of this Part, the total number of pictures of all Pages = 5,920
Model Maniac - Page 41 Part B is coming. It will take a few weeks and will show some of the following items:
- Italeri's M998
- Dragon's M4A3E8 Korean War
- Dragon's Sd.Kfz.251/16 Ausf.D
- Trumpeter's s.F.H.18 15cm Field Howitzer
- Trumpeter's German E10
- ICM's IT-28 Bridgelayer Tank
- Diorama "Photo for the Newspaper" using Dragon's T-34/85 UTZ model 1944
+ Master Box's Russian Infantry Korsun-Shevchenkovskiy, 1944
All by "Art Instructor"
- Dragon's U.S.S. Arleigh Burke 1:350
- Trumpeter's WWII Liberty Ship 1:350
- Hobby Boss' Spitfire Mk Vb 1:72
- Diorama "The Goliath" using Dragon's German Engineers with Goliath
All by "Tuk"
- Revell's F-18F 1:48
- Academy's F-16 CG/CJ 1:32
- Trumpeter's MiG-29M 1:32
All by "Niphon"
- Dragon's AH-6J Little Bird 1:35 - by "Chakraphad"
- Trumpeter's Tu-160 1:72 - by "Chakraphad"