Saturday, July 22, 2017

Braille scale jeep


I'm joining a jeep group build on Armorama. I've decided to build the Italeri fast assembly jeep kit in 1/72 scale. I'll adding snow chains from the O3D Miniatures PE set. I also have some 3d printed stretchers, radio, antenna and ammo boxes that I want to add. Still uncertain if this will be a radio jeep or ambulance jeep. 
Assembly sequence for the snow chains. From right to left - 1.) detach chains from fret 2.) super glue the bigger piece to outward face of the tire. 3.) once the glue dries, turn the tire over and bend each chain around the tire. 4.) apply glue to the ends of each chain and secure the final piece on top.
I assembled the other bits that came with the PE set. 


Thursday, September 22, 2016

O3D Miniatures store closed

Hello,
We've closed our online store for now. The page was hacked and we are working with our network admins on fixing this.
We will probably revamp the store since we have sold out most our PE products with no plans of restocking them in the near future.
Our shapeways store is un-affected by this and remains open.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this disruption.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

"Surprise Attack" the figures

 As promised, I'm posting in progress pics of the "Surprise Attack" 1/72 WW1 trench diorama. This post deals with the work done on the figures. Most of the figures started off as Preiser WW2 German soldiers. I was afraid I would run out as these were hard to come by, so I made resin copies of one of the sets. They appear as brown color in the photos. The grey ones are the actual Preiser figures in plastic.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Half a Dozen Halftracks!


My "completed" Braille scale builds for 2015 - WW2 US Halftracks from various manufacturers.
From left to right top to bottom: PSC, Academy, Italeri, Airfix, Matchbox, Hasegawa.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

More "Surprise Attack" Pics

 Here are a few more pics of "Surprise Attack". It's the old matchbox 1/76 FT-17 kit that I have been building for several years. The Flyhawk kit had come out just around the time I was finishing the diorama, and I did, however briefly, considered swapping to the new kit. Sanity prevailed and the matchbox kit made it to the final diorama. Figures were modified from Prieser WW2 german figures.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

"Surprise Attack!" 1/72 WW1 trench diorama

Here's a preview photo of the completed FT-17 diorama I titled "Surprise Attack!". I finished this about a year ago but I've only found the time to post photos here now. I will post more photos here soon, but in the meantime you can see photos on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Orange3dMiniatures/photos_stream?tab=photos_stream

Cylon Raider

Did a quick build of this old school Revell/Monogram Cylon Raider from the original BattleStar Galactica TV series. It's a fairly old kit with a some flash and gaps to fill. Otherwise the detail looks great and was quite fun to weather.

I'll post more pics soon.