Monday, December 17, 2012

1/76 Airfix Bofors

 My fastest build ever- 1.5 days! This is a surprisingly delightful kit to build. Despite it's age,

Sunday, December 9, 2012

1/72 "Owner Type" Stainless Jeep - build begins!

 As promised last year, I've finally started work on my Owner Type Stainless Jeep. The base kit is the Academy Jeep from their Ground vehicle set. I'm using the O3D Miniatures Academy Jeep Photoetch upgrade set and with resin copies of the Cararama Honda Civic wheels.

1/76 Airifx Universal Carrier

 Here's an oldie - the 1/76 Airfix Universal Carrier. I'm building this for a 1941 Kallang Airfield diorama (WW2 Singapore).

DB bombs away

 Finally had a chance to take some photos of the finished bomb trolleys hooked up to the DB bomb tractor. All ready for the Kallang Airfield.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Vietnam River Rescue (formerly known as PBR diorama)

Finally completed and just in time for MCon 2012.
Enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

O3D miniatures photoetch now available from Tracks-n-Troops

Glad to announce that our photo-etch sets are now also available on what is probably the most outstanding braille scale specialist online store: Tracks-n-Troops. You can see and purchase our products on this link: tracks-n-troops

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PBR: taking a dip

A small update...
The large number of figures to paint is a daunting task (I can't imagine sitting through the whole thing in one go). The strategy is to paint the base colors in assembly line fashion. But then focus on a couple of figures at a time for shading, highlighting and details.
Here's the first two taking a dip:
As you can see, I've only poured the resin halfway through. Tests show the resin doesn't attack the paint, but I was afraid that it might generate too much heat and melt the plastic. Better safe than sorry.

Monday, September 17, 2012

PBR painted

After a marathon weekend session of weathering, here are some results. Painting was finished the weekend before. As usual I airbrushed Tamiya acrylics as the overall basecoat with some pre-shading. The red bottom was also Tamiya acrylic.
This weekend is all about weathering.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Pibber Primed

Time is running out, only 2 months till the Mcon 2012 in november.
So I've spent the past couple of weekends priming as much as I can to prepare for painting. One of my favorite things in modelling is piling the vehicle with the crew's gear, and the PBR definitely provides a lot of opportunity to do this, but man, that's a lot of separate bits to paint.
 Also because of the way difficult to reach corners, I've split up sub-assemblies for painting. The last big part that hasn't been primed is the canvas tarp over the coxswain/bridge. I've still got to detail and attach the overhead spotlight and flagpole to that piece before I can prime that.
Also still missing are several C-Ration boxes that I've yet to print. More to come...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DB bomb tractor in color

Here's an update on the David Brown RAF ww2 bomb tractor (whew, that's a mouthful). Almost finished, just needs a few touch ups on the driver's face, some hilites on the steering wheel and a lens for the headlight.
An epic d'oh moment

Sunday, July 15, 2012

PBR progress

Here's some progress on the PBR diorama.

 Spent the weekend detailing the forward gun tub and bridge area. The pictures show some of the details I added and what I used.
I also added some detail to the .50 cal machine guns in the form of solenoid blocks, triggers, and beefed up the cocking handle with some wire insulation. I also drilled out the flash suppressors. Unfortunately I don't have photos of those yet. I'm painting the guns separately that's why I used some Tamiya tape to mask the mounting surfaces. The rigging is making me a bit disappointed. I'd pull the string taut before gluing the joints. After which I thought I'd strengthen it by applying diluted white glue, but for some reason, this caused a sag, something I was making a point to avoid.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bombs Away!

There is an ongoing Airfix Group Build portraying Singapore's Kallang airport as it appeared in 1941 as an RAF airfield during the early days of WW2 in the east. Of course I rarely if ever, build model airplanes, but this was a very interesting project and I wanted to take part by at least building some ground support vehicles.
Here's my first piece, a David Brown Bomb Tractor as used by the RAF.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

back in the water - PBR diorama

 It's the 1st of July, less than 7 months to MCon 2012, time to get back to work on the pibber (PBR) diorama. Here's where she's at - most of the figs have been primed and ready for paint. But on closer inspection, some bits are kinda rough.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Now Available - get them while they're hot!

The new photo-etched sets are now available via the online store here. The Airfix Jeep Photo-etch upgrade set is also available again.
Shipping info can be found on this link.
Retailers contact us for dealer rates.

Thank you so much for your patience. Happy Modeling!

out of stock?

You might have noticed that there are now entries for the new photo-etch pieces on our online shop, and that also they are listed as "out of stock". Don't worry, you haven't missed it. We are still in the midst of preparing the stock, but I wanted to create the entries on the site.
Rest assured, these items will be available within 2 weeks.
For those of you who have written in, I'll make it a point to send you an email when the items are ready.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jeep Super Detail Set

And finally the parts sheet for the Jeep Super Detail set. This set can be used on the Airfix, Academy, Hasegawa or Dragon Jeep. Again, available really soon.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

1/72 Ambulance Jeep

This is the Ambulance Jeep Conversion Set. Coming real soon!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jeep Snow Chains

Jeep Snow Chain and Storage Rack set. Also comes with some Cable Reels and an ammo box.

Kubelwagen Radio Car Conversion

 Here's the parts guide for the Kubelwagen Radio Car Conversion Set.

Ammo Box Set

The photo-etch parts are almost ready. I'm working on the parts guide that comes with every set and I'll be posting them as I go along. Once they're all done, the parts will be listed on the online store and made available. Please hang for a bit longer.
This is the parts sheet for the WW2 .30 and .50 cal Ammo Can and Box Set.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Supa Jeep

Here's an early look at the Jeep Super Detail set as used on the new Dragon Jeep. A couple of items not in the photos but will be in the final set is the American BC-659 field radio and it's mounting for the jeep. This photoetch set is scaled at 1/72 scale and will fit the Academy and Airfix jeeps. In fact the Dragon jeep is undersized for 1/72 but the added details still look good!
So I know you're wondering when are these sets coming out, truth I'm on my second iteration of these sets. Unfortunately there are still a few things wrong with my parts so it will go one more round of revisions before we can go into full production. Thanks for your patience, and I hope you'll see that it is worth the wait!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Photoetch Sneak Peek

Here's an early look at the sets. The prototype came in and now we're going through some revisions to improve the final product. It's coming real soon, stay tuned...

Monday, April 9, 2012

New Photoetched Sets!

Thank you for your patience. The re-stocking of the Airfix Jeep Photoetch set is finally underway. Along with it, if all goes well, are 5 new photoetch detail sets. I'm pleased to reveal the new photo-etched sets are:
1/72 scale Jeep Super Detail Set
1/72 scale Jeep Ambulance Set
1/72 scale Jeep Snow Chain and Stowage Rack Set
1/72 scale .30 and .50 cal Ammo Boxes
1/72 scale Kubelwagen Radio Car Conversion Set

Stay tuned for more details and pictures coming soon!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


There's been a delay in re-stocking our photo-etch products. The earliest we'll see them is around april. Please drop me a message if you would like to be notified when the stock arrives.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Out of stock

We've run out of stock on our jeep photo-etch parts. We are in the process of re-stocking and adding some new products. Should be some time around mid-march 2012 when the stocks come in. Send me a message via the online shop if you'd like to be notified when the stock arrives.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Happy new year one and all!
Yup, I'm still here and still busy as ever. With the new year comes the chance to reflect on the past year and plan the year ahead. As usual, there's always a ton of project ideas swirling in my mind, some get started but very few get finished. It's a bit disconcerting that I've only done 18 posts in 2011. Here's a list of projects I've got in progress and promise to finish this yer:

"1/72" Space freighter

So let's see how soon I can do this and what else I can come up with.