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Tamiya US Self-Propelled 155mm Gun – M40

Tamiya new release for the Tank enthusiast is the U.S. Self-Propelled 155mm M40 (kit 35351). It is a never before seen subject in the Tamiya line-up of 1/35 scale models. The kit uses all new tooling with the exception of the suspension parts as they are from the M4A3E8 Sherman "Easy Eight" model kit. The M40 was a significant step in U.S. Army artillery mechanization, pairing the M1 155mm gun with the proven M4 Sherman chassis.

Tamiya Toyota Land Cruiser 80 VX Limited

One of the favorites is back, the Toyota Land Cruiser 80 VX Limited from Tamiya. Grabs yours before they are gone again! The Famed Land Cruiser's 1989 Incarnation Toyota's Land Cruiser is a name familiar to millions across the world. Delving back into its storied history, the 80 series was a rebooting of the range which took place in October 1989. It featured a bulked up body with a great deal more curves than Land Cruiser owners

Japan Ground Self Defense Force Type 10 Tank

Tamiya continue to add new great modern armor kits to the 1/48 scale, this time with the JGSD Type 10 Tank! Take a look at the size of this tank, even in 1/48 is a lot bigger that the usual tank. Here some background on the tank history extracted from the Tamiya website and I quote : " Officially announced in 2010, the Type 10 is the fourth generation main battle tank serving the Japan Ground

Tamiya Vought Corsair F4U-1D

Designed around the new Pratt & Whitney 2,000HP radial engine and tuning the largest propeller ever attached to a fighter plane, the Vought F4U Corsair became a legend in its own time. The F4U-1 was the first production version of the Corsair. It had a inverted gull-wing and a framed canopy with a flat top. However many problems were found soon. For example, the port wing stall often gave the Corsair unstable landing. And another

Tamiya T34/76 Russian Tank

The T-34 was powered by an excellent engine, armed with the powerful gun and protected with stamped thick armor plates welded onto the body in a rather unsightly manner. Thus the T-34, unlike West European tanks, did not have a polished shape at all. It, however, was superior in fighting power to any tank then manufactured by any other nation of the world. The T-34 was a real fighting vehicle and great tank. The T-34 was

Tamiya British Ambulance Rover 7

The Land Rover has served the British Army and other British Services for a quarter of a century in various forms, also equipping the armies of many countries who traditionally take their military needs from British industry. The Rover as it is officially known, is used in many roles. It is seen as a general purpose field car, for liason, reconnaissance, patrol, courier, staff or personnel transport. In long wheelbase form its roles include gun


Since its first flight in 1974, the Hawk has been used by the RAF as a training/light combat aircraft. The Adour 151 turbofan engine which has a 2,360kg maximum takeoff weight was fitted to the 11m long, 5.7 tons lightweight fuselage. In addition to the 30mm gun pod, the Hawk could carry up to 3 tons of ordnance such as AIM-9L Sidewinder missiles.  The Hawk which has been operated by 16 countries as well as

Tamiya 1/48 Marder III Tank Destroyer

The German Marder III series tank was designed using the chassis of the obsolete 38(t) tank made by the Czech company CKD. This tank destroyer was developed to counter the Russian T-34 and KV-1 tanks. The initial version of the Marder was armed with the PaK 36(r) 7.62cm anti-tank gun. Additional versions of the Marder were created based on the 38(t) tank. The series culminated with the development of the Marder III M, which differed

Tamiya vs Eduard 1/350 Figures

And here is on of those products you never thought you'd buy. There is a huge air carrier from Trumpeter in my closet. A 1/350  scale USS Nimitz to be specific. I have a few after market accessories for it including  a set of 1/350 scale photo etched naval figures from Eduard. I wanted to use some figures on the recent 1/350 Russian Submarine Kursk. Obviously, the benefit of having the painted photo etched figures

Tamiya 1/35 Quad Gun Tractor

Development In 1937 the War Department identified a need for a new FAT to supplement, and then replace, the Light Dragon and Morris CDSWs then in service. A specification was issued for a four-wheeled, four-wheel drive vehicle, with winch, on a short chassis. It had to have a sloped all metal body to facilitate chemical decontamination, be able to carry a 16-inch gun wheel, or gun traversing platform, on the roof. Further, it had to

Tamiya 1/35 Challenger 2 ‘Desertized’

The Challenger 2 is the third vehicle of this name, the first being the A30 Challenger, a Second World War design using the Cromwell tank chassis with a 17-pounder gun. The second was the Persian Gulf War era Challenger 1, which was the British army's main battle tank (MBT) from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s. Vickers Defence Systems (later Alvis Vickers, now BAE Systems Land Systems) began to develop a successor to Challenger 1

Tamiya 1/32 Phantom F-4J Build

Finally, 80 hours working on this beautiful model and I can just consider it done. This beautiful Phantom F-4J is part of a group build from the Fine Scale Modeler's Forums. I guess I was the 1st one from the group build to finish this project. For this group build I chose Tamiya's kit # 60306. I might say that out of those 80 hours, around 15 hours went into the ejection seats. I'm an OOB