Monday, August 28, 2006

Patrollers of the Sea

In the hue of an after stormy weather. An Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, The Curtis Wilbur escorts and keeps a look out for the Massive behemoth of the U.S.S Enterprise Super Carrier. Sea is calm and so are the skies. But the Sailors of both ships watch with ever vigilant eyes.

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F15s side by side on the runway

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The F15 Strike Eagles: Robust, Swift, Versatile with a Big factor of Menace. To me, it is considered the main air superiority fighter of the US Airforce for more than a decade now. And still it proves to be a lethal fighter even today. Though it is showing age, the F15 is still the main fighter of the US and has been exported to many countries now. Of which the most recent agreement to buy the F15s is Singapore, the variant being the F15T. The design of this fighter gives it a sturdy feel, on top of the fact that it will have many more adventures in the sky for years to come.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Docking at the Shipyard

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A closeup on a lineup of ships. On the foreground that is quite blurred out, We have the Arleigh Burke Destroyer followed by the Ticonderoga VLS Cruiser and then the Spruance Destroyer and the Old Ticonderoga Non VLS cruiser. I must admit, it aint a nice diorama. Let alone a good close up of my ships. Well, i thank my crappy camera for yet again another not too nice pic. And these leads us back to finding the cash to get one. I hate u MONEY!!!! lol

F16 in the sky

The Fighting Falcons are still a hardly regarded defensive fighter jet of the world. Probably one of the most produced modern US aircraft that is the most widely exported jet fighter has proven its worth time and time again. Though it has edge a bit along the decades, it is still continuing to upgrade and always perform a step greater than it predecessors. We can see it go on into the oncoming future and more even in the days when F22 is a clear and present futuristic aircraft to be made more and more.

The diorama is yet again simple and the anglei use takes away the groundwheels that this model has. I kinda painted the cockpit light blue as to not show the empty cockpit. To me, an empty cockpit in midair is just totally wierd and well not realistic. Quite detailed but yet again it lacks the depth in the painting. Oh well not too much more to say. But tune in to more pics. Flying off

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The Leopard and The Abram

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Side by Side, Two Mammoths of the Battle fields. This is yet another pic of my two 1/72 scale MBTs. These MBTs are one of the most advanced armour calvary in the world. But im sure most enthusiast know that. Well, both are same scale so u can roughly know their sizes. Use to think the Leopard 2A4 was bigger but i was wrong. Though the M1A2 is becoming more of the default MBT of the US Army, the Leopard 2A4 is soon becoming less of the default MBT of the German Force, with the new Leopard 2A5 in service. Both tanks are modified or painted by acrylic paint. Love it..

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Power of E shopping

Not too long ago, A guy by the name of Jon told me about his interest of Dragon Model kits and how down at my side of the world it is easy to get it and cheaper. I must say this isnt really the case. A lot of my modern ships that i have gotten require my dad to drop in and out of various places in China. From Hong Kong, Bejing to Shanghai,(And I live in Singapore) it really isnt a easy to find these stuff. Furthurmore, Dragon doesnt really cater to Consumers but more to retailers. There are still times when i can go to my small retail shop in Singapore to get the Dragon Kits i want but most of the time i have to pre-order which takes months if not years to come by.

My solution? There are a few of my models that i have gotten from none other than online shopping. Yes, it sometimes can be tiresome but ur best bet will always be First ebay, followed by online retail shops that cater to this stuff. So Jon, it is also quite difficult for me to get stuff, even the Forces of Valour models. But when i have my eye on something. i will search acroos the world to get to it through the Internet. MMmm where would i be without e-shopping :p.

Dragon rocks for land air and sea for me. But they come up with their modern series really slowly in a slow rate over the years. So well, guess we gotta live and let live.

;) ORD Loh!

Sovremenny Class Destroyer and Tarantul Class Indian Missle Boat

The Russian Sovremenniy Class Destroyers are one of the Battle Mainstay of the Russian Fleet. But with so much economic problems. Many have been decommission and few are left in active service. China too has 3 of these and are planning to built 2 more. With a speed of 32 knots and Fire power capable of taking any other type of class of ships, it is a modern ship to reckon with.
I have put my Sovremenny along side a Tarantul Class Missile Boat used by the Indian Navy. side by side on a blue cloth as i dun have a big prop for sea water to be my diorama. Models are fairly done up and could be better i guess. Also I have to go and find decals to put on my Sovremenny to make it look more nicer, but there are none at the moment that fits for those active Sovremenny class Destroyers in the Rusian Navy. Oh well, might convert it to the Chinese one.. till next time :p

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