Page 43 - Part A

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14 July 2008 : Today I proudly present Model Maniac Page 43 - Part A. In this Part, "Art Instructor" presents 5 new armors and a new diorama. Starting from the M2A2 from Tamiya and the TP z-1 "Fuchs" A6 ARC from Revell, followed by T-64B from SKIF, M7 Priest from Academy and German 3ton 4x2 cargo truck from Tamiya, then topping it off with a diorama "The Impenetrable Tank" using Italeri's Tiger I Ausf.E/H1 and Dragon's German Infantry (Tunisia 1943) as a response to a fellow modeler's request to see battle-scarred Tiger I - something that A.I. has never done before. I lended A.I. my "Tiger In Action" as reference for shape of craters. A.I. said that his craters' rims stick out just like the real thing. I'll leave that for you to determine. 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), 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 42 - 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 43 - Part A (Index Print)

002 - 006 : Tamiya's M2A2

007 - 012 : Revell's TPz-1 "Fuchs" A6 ABC (Afganistan 2005/2006)

013 - 018 : SKIF's T-64B

019 - 024 : Academy's M7 Priest

025 - 029 : Tamiya's German 3ton 4x2 Cargo Truck

030 - 038 : Diorama "The Impenetrable Tank" using Italeri's Tiger Ausf.E/H1 and Dragon's German Infantry (Tunisia 1943) (All built out of the box, no after-market products of any kind used)

Counter : With the introduction of this Part, the total number of pictures of all Pages = 6,224

Model Maniac - Page 43 Part B is coming. It will take a few weeks and will show some of the following items:

- Trumpeter's LAV-25
- Italeri's M-20
- Italeri's Autoblinda AB-40 Ferroviaria
- Alan's Bison II
- Italeri's Panther Ausf.A
- Diorama "Russian Tankmen At Rest" using Zvezda's Su-100 and Master Box's Russian Tankmen
All by "Art Instructor"

- Tamiya's T-34/76 + Aires' VT-34 Recovery Vehicle Conversion Set 1:35
- Academy's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior 1:35
- Tamiya's Japanese WWII Battleship "Musashi" 1:350 w/ local made PE parts big set (3 sheets)
- Revell's S.M.S. Emden 1:350
- Dragon's Typhoon Class Submarine 1:350 (broken w/ many missing parts) + CN's Typhoon Class Submarine 1:350 = a Revival Project for the Dragon's Typhoon Class Submarine 1:350
- Alanger's K-267 "Dragon" Nuclear Powered Submarine 1:350
- Zvezda's K-3 November Class Nuclear Submarine 1:350
All by "Tazmanian"

- Diorama "Skatpieler" (German Tankmen) using Master Box's Skatpieler" German WWII Tankmen - by "Joh"
- Diorama "Holland 1940" using Dragon's figure set - by "Joh"
- Diorama "Germania Regiment (France 1940) using Dragon's Figure set - by "Joh"
- Diorama "U.S. Marines 1968" using Dragon's U.S. Marines (TET Offensive 1968) - by "Joh"
- Diorama "Soviet Field Gun" using Alanger's Soviet Regimental Artillery (1943-45) - by "Joh"
- Diorama "German 1st Cavalry Division" (Gen2) - by "Joh"
- Diorama "The Long Haul" using Dragon's 8.8 Panzerschreck Infantry - by "Joh"

- Dragon's U.S.S. Arleigh Burke 1:350
- Trumpeter's WWII Liberty Ship 1:350
- Diorama "The Goliath" using Dragon's German Engineers with Goliath
All by "Tuk"

- Academy's F/A-18 D 1:32
- Italeri's Elco 80 Torpedo Boat 1:35
All by "Niphon"

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