Once again, my friend Nobuo from Tamiya, sent me kindly the last kit: JSU152.
Only opening the box you can "smell" the quality of the pieces and the detail. Is necessary admit that Tamiya Team overcomes everything with each new model. Although some pieces of the kit are same ones than in the previous JSII, the new parts are extraordinarily fine and well modeled. But the great difference of the JSU152 with the JSII is that the first one can be located in Yom Kippur war or in "The six days war." And of course this it is the reason for which I should make reference to this kit. From now on I will go adding in this blog all the vehicles and information that I can find about Yom Kippur War and the participant vehicles. By now, until I get some accessories, I leave you here pictures of the JSU152 in the Museum of Volgograd (Stalingrad) that I photographed some years ago. I hope you like it!

Una vez más, mi amigo Nobuo from Tamiya, me envió amablemente el último kit de la marca: JSU152. Solamente abriendo la caja puedes oler la calidad de las piezas y el detalle. Hay que admitir que Tamiya superan todo lo anterior con cada nuevo modelo. A pesar de que algunas piezas del kit son iguales que en el anterior JSII, las nuevas partes son extraordinariamente finas y bien moldeadas. Pero la gran diferencia del JSU152 con el JSII es que el primero puede ubicarse en Yom Kippur o en "la guerra de los seis dias". Y por supuesto esta es la razon por la que debo hacer referencia a este kit. Desde ahora iré añadiendo en este blog todos los vehiculos e información que pueda acerca de Yom Kippur y los vehículos participantes. De momento , hasta que consiga algunos accesorios, aqui os dejo fotos del JSU152 en el Museo de Volgograd (Stalingrad), que fotografié hace algunos años.

(The next model was made by my friend Shigeito Takeuchi)

Photos from Volgograd Museum:

Thanks for looking!!
Mig Jimenez




The winter subjects is one of my passions. I really like white vehicles because offer me a large range of possibilities about weathering or effects. You can paint a winter vehicle with dry dust or mud or very fresh one. You can apply a faded whitewash or a very clean white. You can make very evideny chips or scratches, rust or grease, and all kind of dirt or effects. In this case, with my last winter KVII, I wanted create a very worn or faded winter camo, result of a prolonged period of battles. Maybe this KV is going to the the Spring. The sun and the rain entried in action and the winter color is coming inapropiated. This is what I mede under this concept. I hope you like the result:

The technique used for this case is a complex combination of hairspray technique, oils fading, chips by brush and much more. Everything covered by a coat of dirt, rust and dust.

Is important create a combinations of "more dirt areas" and more white ones, in a way to keep a random look and make it more interesting and real. Avoid do the same in the whole model.

The same with green and white areas. Is important make a good contrast between very faded green areas and new white ones.

Tool box chipped with hairspray technique and covered with dust.

See how there are very dusty areas close to clean ones. This is important to give volume to the model.

For first time, I added a big cuantity of leaves and vegetation over the fenders, like I have seen in many pictures. In fact, is hard to find a picture with very clean mudguards. Obdserv how the dirt is acumulated in the corners.

I wanted collect all my preview winter vehicles in this page, in a way to see the paint evolution. The next ones is an example of some of my old models which was a good source to get experience to paint the KVII in 1/16th scale. Some of them is really old, but I feel proud because in that time was good enought.

And that's all folks. Now I need a couple of day of vacations after paint the KVII. It was really hard because it should be finsihed for Nuremberg toy fair 2010. Fortunatly, I was on time and the Tamiya staff will be able to show it in their stand!
Thanks, Nobuo Yoshioka.