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Plastic Model Builds
Here are the various plastic military model builds that I have available. They are step by step showing you how to build them and most of these tutorials also have a video you can watch.
The full series of my video tutorials on making these models is at the bottom of the page.
How to Make a Plastic Model (A tutorial on the basics of model making)
I love making models. I have been doing it since I was a kid. It's a lot of fun and pretty inexpensive. Here I show you all the tips and techniques for doing a nice job of it. How to Make a Plastic Model
Fun and easy plastic model build. 1:35 scale so it is a good size and easy to handle. Easily done in a few hours and an inexpensive model. One of the more popular ones made by Revell. Tutorial includes a video. Make a Patton Tank Plastic Model
Make the Revell Flying Fortress Model
This is a 1/48 scale Revell model of the Flying Fortress. It is a very big model measuring in at a length of 19 inches. . Fun build (Skill Level 4) and it turns out great. I take you through the process step by step and give you some tips and techniques. I also use a new product called Perfect Plastic Putty which is a product modelers use to fill in holes and seams in plastic models. Make the Revell Flying Fortress
Make a Viking Ship Model
This is a 1/50 scale Revell model of a Viking Ship. Fun build (Skill Level 3) and it turns out great. I take you through the process step by step and give you some tips and techniques. Make a Viking Ship Model
Make a German FlakPanzer
Skill level 2 build with some interesting differences than my other builds. This one has something called Zimmerit which is a clay-like coating on parts of the exterior of the vehicle. And this one came with a real metal chassis which gives the model some weight and heft. 1:48 Scale Make a German FlakPanzer
Make a Walker Bulldog Tank - Fun and easy build in 1/35 scale. This is a really nice scale to work with because it is small enough to look good but large enough to include plenty of detail. Probably my favorite scale for models. Make a Plastic Model Walker Bulldog
Fun little project and easy to build. I take you through the steps of making this military torpedo boat. And the commander of this boat was John F. Kennedy. I tell you about the amazing story of this boat during WWII. Make PT-109
Make a Model Submarine
This is a wonderful little plastic model kit. I chose this one because it has the open side so you can see all the various stuff inside the sub. Fun skill level 4 which means it is a challenging build. I also have a video. Make a Model Submarine
Make the A-10 Warthog Plastic Model
This is a 1:48 Scale Revell model. It is a good size with some weight and detail. I take you through the steps to making this model and I have a video to go with it. Make the A-10 Warthog
The Amphibious Truck (Duckboat)
The duck boat (DUKW) was a multi purpose vehicle that was effective on land as a truck and in water as a boat. You can check it out here: The Duckboat model
Make a P51 Mustang
This is a great little plastic model kit. It is very inexpensive, easy to build and looks great. If you have never built a plastic model this one is a great first project. I have a complete tutorial and a video right here: Make a P51 Mustang
This books shows you how to make fantasy and medieval dioramas using many commonly available tools and materials. There are over 100 pictures and illustrations showing you how to make great dioramas in fantasy and medieval styles. Chapters include basics, water effects, terrain tips and special effects like electricity and small motors. Tutorials include how to use foam, plaster of paris and paper mache to make great looking dioramas.
Length: 18-7/8" long
Option to build complete hull, or "waterline" version30 aircraft
Detailed superstructure with radarKit Features:Optional full hull with propellors and rudder or waterline hull, Detailed flight deck, island, fan tail, and anti-aircraft missile mounts.Includes A-4 Skyhawk, RA-5C Vigilante, A-6E Intruder, and F-4 Phantom aircraftIncludes simple display standRequires but does not include paint and glue. Ages 10+.
Kit features detailed hull with many features, authentic power plant, textured flight deck, deck-edge lifts with optional positions, detailed bridge superstructure, radar equipment, (x16) F/A-18 Super Hornets, (x4) E-2C Hawkeyes, (x8) MH-60S Sea Hawks and flight deck vehicles. Also includes display stand and decals.
This 2-seat chopper is armed with a flexible, rapid-fire gun and missiles. From its noseful of aiming devices and detailed cockpits to its tail rotor, the AH-64 means business. Features: Position able chain gun and targeting system, movable parts, waterslide decals.