Page 55 - Part D

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20 September 2010 : Today I proudly present Model Maniac Page 55 - Part D. In this Part "Art Instructor" presents 5 new armors, a new figure and a new diorama. Starting from Rolls-Royce British Armoured Car Pattern 1920 Mk.I from Roden and German MG-42 Gunner 1:16 from Dragon, followed by Einheitsdiesel Pritschenwagen (metal cargo body) from IBG, Panzerspahwagen BA-64(r) from Mini Art, German 8.8cm Anti-Tank Gun Pak43 from ARK and WWII German Motorcycle R75 (x2) from GreatWall Hobby, then topping it off with Diorama "Europe 1944" using Italeri's Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.234/3 and Dragon's figure set

My old SLR Camera - the Canon T-70 w/ 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 Zoom Lenses failed to function today (its shutter would not release whether self-timered or manually pressed), leaving me in disarray for a while. Maybe it's time to switch to digital cameras. It's getting harder getting negative films developed these days and now it takes two days instead of a few hours for the process. Earlier this month I just bought a digital camera, a cheap one. It's GE A1250 12.2 Megapixels with 5x Optical Zoom Lenses 6.3-31.5mm f3.0-4.7 (35-175mm 35mm film equivalent) that I use for this page as an experiment in this transition period. As usual, lighting is natural. All pictures were taken outdoor during daytime under the shades on a tripod. All exposures were automatic, picture quality may be not as good as before. But I compensate that by quantity. Instead of 38 pictures per Part, now you get to see 60. Only one of these had been cropped, all the rest are shown as taken - uncropped and unretouched.

I'd like to thank for all kind feedbacks, compliments and suggestions that we received concerning Page 55 - Part C. They are very encouraging, and they inspire us to keep on producing quality models and dioramas and showing finest quality pictures. Comments and suggestions are welcome in my Model Maniac Forum

115 - 122 : Roden's Rolls-Royce British Armoured Car Pattern 1920 Mk.I

123 - 129 : Dragon's German MG-42 Gunner 1:16 with Jungle Pro's base

130 - 135 : IBG's Einheitsdiesel Pritschenwagen (metal cargo body)

136 - 142 : Mini Art's Panzerspahwagen BA-64(r)

143 - 150 : ARK's German 8.8cm Anti-Tank Gun Pak43

151 - 159 : GreatWall Hobby's WWII German Motorcycle R75 (x2)

160 - 174 : Diorama "Europe 1944" using Italeri's Armoured Car Sd.Kfz.234/3 and a Dragon's figure set

Counter : With the introduction of this Part, the total number of pictures of all Pages = 8,184

Model Maniac - Page 56 Part A is coming in a few weeks. It will show some of the following items:

- Trumpeter's Panzerfahre Gepanzer Landwasserschlepper Prototype Nr.1
- AFV Club's Talon Robots (2 units)
- Tamiya's British Ambulance Rover 7 (w/ crew & patient)
- Tamiya's B1 bis French Battle Tank
- Tamiya's Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar Sd.Kfz.166
- Italeri's Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf.E Late
- Diorama "North Africa 1941" using Tamiya's Quad Gun Tractor and Master Box's Commonwealth AFV Crew
All by "Art Instructor"

- Academy's German WWII Battleship Admiral Graf Spee 1:350 Premium Edition
- AFV Club's German U-Boat type VII B 1:350 w/ Upgrade Set from Voyager
- Revell's German U-Boat type VII C 1:350
All by "Toom" (Art Instructor's big brother)

- Hasegawa's IJN Battleship "Mutsu" 1:350 w/ full option PE/brass upgrade kits By "Niphon"

- Roden's Fairchild AU-23A 1:48 RTAF
- Trumpeter's Tu-160 1:72
- Esci's T-54 Serian Army (finished)
- Esci's Ti-67 (finished)
- Tamiya's T-34/76 + Aires' VT-34 Recovery Vehicle Conversion Set 1:35
- Academy's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior 1:35
- Trumpeter's Me-262 A-1a Heavy Armament 1:32
- Tamiya's Japanese WWII Battleship "Musashi" 1:350 w/ local made PE parts (3 sheets)
- Revell's SMS Emden 1:350
- ICM's Markgraft Battleship 1:350
- Trumpeter's Russian Cruiser Admiral Lazarev (Ex Frunze) 1:350 w/ PE upgrade sets from Lion Roar
All by "Tazmanian"

- Diorama "German Cossack Cavalry" using Dragon's German Cossack Cavalry figure set
- Diorama "Russian Snipers" using Dragon's Red Army Scouts & Snipers figure set
- Diorama "British 8th Army" using Airfix's multi-pose figure set 1:32
- Diorama "U.S. Marines WWII" using Airfix's multi-pose figure set 1:32
- Diorama "Dien Bien Phu" using Esci's NVA 1:72
All by "Joh"

Some kits in stock that I just can't wait for them to be built!:

- Linberg's IJN I-53 & Kaitens 1:72, a 1.50m long submarine model kit
- Hasegawa's IJN Akagi Aircraft Carrier 1:350 w/ PE Upgrade Sets A,B,C and Superdetail Set
- Academy's German WWII Battleship Admiral Graf Spee 1:350 Premium Edition (got 2 boxes)
- Trumpeter's Russian Cruiser Pyotr Velikiy 1:350 w/ PE Guardrails & Radar from LionRoar
- AFV Club's German type VIIB 1:350 w/ PE upgrade set from Voyager
- Trumpeter's Cv-14 Ticonderoga 1:350 w/ PE BigEdition from Eduard
- Tamiya's Mogami - Japanese Aircraft Carrying Cruiser 1:350 w/ Detail Up Parts
- Tamiya's Mikuma - Japanese Light Cruiser 1:350
- Trumpeter's HMS Repulse 1941 1:350
- Trumpeter's Moskva, Varyag and Admiral Panteleyev 1:350
- Tamiya's Musashi 1:350 (another one)
- Tamiya's Bismarck 1:350 w/ PE upgrade set from Eduard
- Hasegawa's IJN Yahaki 1:350
- Trumpeter's USS Massachusetts BB-59 1:350
- Dragon's German Battleship Scharnhorst 1:350 Premium Edition
The list goes on...

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