7 results found for 'military'

  • 2mm Goes to War

    Geoff Balfour

    Issue 38 (1990)



    Geoff Balfour builds a spade truck, an unusual and attractive military vehicle.

    Tags: military, scratchbuilding, wagons

  • A Ford Lorry in 4mm Scale

    Roger Lycett-Smith

    Issue 193 (2009)



    'Military Wheels' kit of Ford Model 'B' lorry in 1/72 scale.

    Tags: kits, product reviews, road vehicles

  • Iwata Airbrush and Compressor

    Steve Flint

    Issue 221 (2013)


    As a military modeller, Peter Flint is very conversant with airbrushes, so we let him evaluate the latest offerings from Iwata - the Revolution 'M' series airbrush and the 'neo air for Iwata' miniature compressor.

    Tags: paints / painting, techniques

  • Modelling military track

    Michael Walshaw

    Issue 116 (2000)



    Constructing military track in 4mm

    Tags: military, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings

  • Ole Bill and the Bulldog

    Alex Duckworth

    Issue 250 (2016)



    A hundred years ago this summer, the Battle of the Somme was being fought over a wide tract of the gently-rolling Flemish countryside, posing the respective armies logistical problems on a scale previously unimagined. As well as the development of the well-known 60cm-gauge light railway systems, there was a need for a swift, versatile and flexible means of getting supplies to locations not served by the railway. On the British side, this requirement was intended to be met with road transport, which led to the development of petrol-engined vehicles, most notably the ubiquitous 'war subsidy' general service lorry. It was these ex-military lorries that, in years following the war's end, came to form the basis of the road haulage industry back in Britain. No layout representing the British scene of the twenties and thirties is complete without a goodly number of these sturdy work-horses, variously adapted to their civilian roles. Yet how rarely do you see such vehicles in model form? As is often the case, this is where we railway modellers can borrow from our military modelling brethren, who have available to them a selection of kits and components for WW1 equipment. One man with a foot firmly in both the railway and military modelling camps is Alex Duckworth; we asked him for some prototype background together with a few samples of what is out there in terms of 4mm scale WW1-vintage vehicle kits suitable for 'civilianising'.

    Tags: military, road vehicles

  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 102 (1998)


    Cambridge Custom Transfers 4mm BR-era rolling stock transfers. Shire Lane2mm scale resin-cast buildings. Airfix 4mm figures (from military kits). Modern Outline Kits 7mm etched 8F kit. Connoisseur Models 7mm etched NER 10-ton brake van (diag. V4). Cold Front - heat absorbing putty for use when soldering - from Frost Auto Restoration Techniques Ltd. Parkside Dundas 7mm BR ex-SNCF 16-ton mineral wagon (diag. 1/112). Provence Moulage 7mm scale road vehicles.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Weathering with Acrylics

    Barry Fitzgerald

    Issue 220 (2013)


    When we asked Barry Fitzgerald for an update on his layout, he sent us a photograph of Hans Bohning, standing beside his World War I biplane - his passion for weathering has grown from his roots in military modelling.

    Keen to experiment, and with a very perceptive eye, he tells us how he weathers his models, in an original and practical text.

    Tags: techniques, weathering