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Vallejo Paint Stand and iModelkit Review

Ok, we're now in the beginning of a new year and it is the time for renewal, commitment, and organization. So I have taken that to heart with one product that I have found online and one that we now carry on the website.The first product is a great new paint organizer from Vallejo. The organizer comes in [...]

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​Modelling the BTR Eight Wheeled Abrams Squad Review

Modelling the BTR Eight WheeledPublished by Abrams SquadReviewed by Glen BromanThis is another Abrams Squad Special, following on the heels of their recent Abrams project. The title may leave one in suspense, “Modelling the BTR Eight Wheeled”. “Eight Wheeled “what? The Grammar Nazi in me is screaming for another noun, but the Modeler in me is screaming “who cares, [...]

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AK Interactive - Modelling Full Ahead 1, Knox & Baleares Class Review

This is a new series by the folks from AK Interactive aimed at the wheelhouse of ship modelers. My modeling tastes have been described by my friends as somewhat psychotic, bouncing from tanks, to planes, to ships with the odd Zeppelin thrown in. Well, I went and got a new set of friends and they now call [...]

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A Great Set of "How To's" From AK Interactive on Their Weathering Products

AK Interactive provides a great set of "How To's" on many of their products. Last Cavalry has provided links to them below. This is a great resource for anyone using AK products.Decay DepositLight Rust DepositsMedium Rust DepositsDark Rust DepositsSand Yellow Deposits Light Rust DepositsBrown Earth DepositsStreaking GrimeRust StreaksDust EffectsFuel StainsSlimey Grime DarkSlimey Grime LightBlack PigmentNorth Africa DustEuropean [...]

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Perfect Plastic Putty

We here at Last Cavalry introduced a new product in our assortment a couple of months ago based on a few customer requests. The product was Deluxe Perfect Plastic Putty by Deluxe Materials. Perfect Plastic Putty is a one-part fast drying, superfine filler with good adhesion, sanding and polishing properties on plastic. Easily to use even in awkward areas. Water clean-up. [...]

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Uschi van der Rosten "Blitz Dry" Review

“Hey, the big model show is just a few weeks away and my projects are all done and ready to go”, said no one, ever. Half the fun of getting ready for the show is that delicious anticipation of wondering if you will actually get done in time. Even when I do barely get finished in time, there’s [...]

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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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