#WoodenKit #1/72 #Master Korabel

Launch, 1/72, Master Korabel, 2018

As I had great fun building my first wooden kit, on my next trip to Russia I bought a bunch of other kits from local manufacturers. This modern kit is again from Russian company called Master Korabel (Мастер Корабел), is fully laser-cut and costs less than 10 Euros. Launch This is just a general purpose boat used on sail ships in 17th century. Nothing really special about it. Model quality Just as with previous kit from this company I had no issues, fit was almost perfect. ...

#WoodenKit #1/72 #Master Korabel

Cannon Jolle 1801, 1/72, Master Korabel, 2018

My first ever wooden kit, yay! I was always intimidated by wooden ship kits, assuming huge amount of scratch-building and crafting. Also I knew from my childhood plastic kit experience that rigging is quite challenging on Tall Ships. Luckily nowadays thanks to modern technologies like laser cutters and CAD software wooden kits are enhanced with pre-shaped laser cut hull planks and details. Considering this I decided to give it a try and build something relatively simple, relatively cheap and without complex rigging. ...

#WIP #1/35 #Meng

[WIP] FT-17, 1/35, Meng, 2018

Legendary Renault FT-17, most influential and revolutionary tank design in history. It’s so tiny by modern standards that 1⁄35 model feels like 1⁄48. That’s why it’s even more interesting and challenging to build it with full interior. Model quality It’s just perfect, even compared to modern Airfix kits. No flash, very dense and hard plastic allowing amazing level of details, and very detailed build manual. So far it’s the best kit I’ve ever built. ...

#Airfix #1/48

Albion 3-Point Refueller, 1/48, Airfix, 2018

Very good modern kit from Battle of Britain: Ready For Battle set. The Albion 3-Point Refueller Not much information available online about this machines. Refuellers like this were in use with the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Apparently having 3 fuel hoses cut down the refuelling time. Model quality Almost no flash, great detailed instructions, excellent fit, good decals. Just perfect. Build notes The build was straightforward, no fit issues at all. ...