I've set up this blog mainly to document me making my first scratch-build- a Maschinen Kreiger hover tank. Maschinen Kreiger, or SF3D, is a universe created by Kow Yokoyama and has some lovely mixed-media kits, mostly in 1/20 or 1/35 scale.
However, said kits, coming from Japan and sometimes being made by small garage companies, are pretty hard to track down, and pretty expensive when you find them. Being a poor student I can't afford such luxuries and decided to scratch-build something MaKish. The initial idea came from another scratch build, by Mark Stevens, the person whose models first got me into MaK. Specifically, his Haka, which used car wing mirrors as a main part of the build. This got me thinking I could use wing mirrors for the base of a Nutrocker/ Nutcracker. After paying much more attention to wing mirrors than usual for a couple of days, I decided this wouldn't work, not without far more skills than I possess. Instead, after hunting around for a bit, I found a tupperware box which would fit the bill.
More details to come soon!