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Adam's Armor Volume 1 Construction - Review

Working with Dave at Last Cavalry has been an eye opening experience. I am primarily an aircraft and figure guy while Dave is a figure and armor guy. We both get excited over the new figure releases that are coming out from a lot of great companies. However there are times when I'm trying to convince him of the [...]

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Humbrol Clear Acrylic Varnish Review

As one roots around the interwebs, one finds such fascinating things as Weblogs (Blogs) and Video logs (Vlogs). Well, last week I was idly watching “Last Man Standing” as Mike Baxter was filming one of his Vlogs when it hit me – the Product Log, or as I’ve decided to call it, the Plog. I’m really [...]

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Pirates in Paradise - Last Cavalry Studios

As some of you may know I have been away from figure painting for a while but slowly getting back into it. I have been working primarily on building model aircraft, ships and cars for the last couple of years and have always wanted to get back into painting figures. Working with Dave at Last Cavalry has really kicked up [...]

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AK Interactive's Metallics Vol. 1 Book Review

This is a follow-up to my previous blog on painting metals. I had mentioned that I was in a definite learning process. With the new release of the Vallejo Acrylic Metallic Paints I vowed that I would paint a natural metal aircraft. I have tried a few experimental shots with my trusty airbrush both with and without a black [...]

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Working with Vallejo Acrylic Metallics Review

10/02/2015 Well, Michigan is starting to cool down. 40 degrees this morning heading for a high of 60 today. Only consolation is looking out of my window at the ole Last Cavalry office seeing a bright blue sky and more having time for modelling. This morning I told Dave that I was playing around with the new Vallejo Acrylic Metallic [...]

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How to Paint Figures with Acrylics Book Review

After a period of figure painting inactivity I have put my toe back in and found that I have forgotten more than I remember. So between the videos on YouTube by Dave Youngquist of lastcavalry.com ( in an effort of full disclosure, Dave is my boss) and my limited memory I felt I needed some additional help. Trying not to date myself [...]

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Model Cellar Productions German WWI Tankers Review

As you know Last Cavalry has an enduring interest in World War I. Recently Model Cellar Productions fulfilled a void by issuing a series of German tankers. These figures are perfect companions to the recent Meng A7V release or depicting a captured British Mark IV from either Takom or Meng. All figures and tanks are 1/35 scale and available from lastcavalry.com. [...]

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Tanker Magazine Issue # 1 Review

I picked up my copy of the inaugural issue of Tanker magazine - Extreme Rust last week. This is a new quarterly publication from AK Interactive. My first thought was this is way cool, it must be something equivalent to Abrams Squad. Nothing wrong with that as one can never get enough stuff about tanks. Once [...]

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AK Interactive 4 x 2 book review

Never underestimate the power of imagination in small groups of modelers. Most of you have experienced this at a club meeting or a discussion at a show over a few beers when the talk turns to methods on how to achieve certain effects on your latest project. The good ideas start floating around and I am usually amazed [...]

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Encyclopedia of Aircraft Modelling Techniques– Volume 2 Interiors and Assembly Review

Volume 2 of the Ammo of MIG encyclopedia is out and it is terrific. The book is in the same format as Volume 1 with cover leafs to mark your place and is 160 pages of excellent hints, tips, and procedures to take a model to the next level. Do you need to know how to install brake [...]

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