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Photo Portfolio

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This photo portfolio comes from Charles King. His genre here includes modern AFV's and construction equipment. Enjoy!

I have always been interested in hi-tech machinery and that is why I do a lot of modern equipment. I have been modeling since 2002 until now. This is a collection of my modern armor models which I have tried to replicate as accurately as possible. I tend to do things that are seldom seen and/or not produced in kit form. This way I am the only one that has a that particular type of model. Not in all cases, but amoung the very few people that builds one-of-kind models. It makes modelling more interesting. In most cases I have built models that have come out in kit form long after I have finished building them. Sometimes I curse myself as to why I did not wait just a little longer...Ha Ha.

All models are either scratchbuilt, kitbashed/scratchbuilt or very heavily modified. Nothing was ever bought 'as is'. Since I scratchbuilt a lot I do not tend to have many models. I do not mind. I like to concentrate on one model at a time that way time seem to fly by quickly.
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About the Author

About Charles King (ti)
FROM: DALARNAS, SWEDEN

Charles King hails from Sweden. He has been interested in modeling since he was 12; though there was other interest that took priority at the time, he would eventually fall into the modeling soon enough. Not until recent,in 2002 that his interest was rekindled. While browsing the Internet, he ca...


Comments

Hi Charles, Excellent stuff, love the level of detail you have going on in these builds, an unusual and interesting collection. Truely stunning work. Al
AUG 22, 2009 - 11:36 PM
Thank you Alan. I just hope my level of detailing has not degraded after not building for over a year & a half... The modeling jumps seem to be coming back...
AUG 23, 2009 - 02:24 AM
THAT IS VERY COOL HOW LONG DID IT TAKE javascript:PasteSmiley('[:::]')
AUG 27, 2009 - 03:38 AM
Thanks. How long did what take?
AUG 28, 2009 - 07:35 PM
You are a truly magnificent modeler Charles, and a great inspiration to all here. I always enjoyed your “work in progress” blogs and so looking forward to your next. If I had to choose which model I liked the most, “real hard to”, I have to say the front loader. Thank you for all the great years and inspiration! Happy Modeling, Joe S.
AUG 28, 2009 - 07:59 PM
Joe, right back at you buddy. It seems the front loader is the most popular...I wonder why ha ha. Thanks again for your kind words of inspiration. Don't forget, you push me to be better and will always be inspired by your fantastic scratch build skills, which I must say is second to none. Thanks Joe.
AUG 28, 2009 - 09:19 PM
charles, outstanding work, attention to detail and very smart and practical approach to the hobby. the article on the pine trees was great !!! thank you for sharing your inspiring ideas and labour of love. your completed models, especially the patriot radar and adats type system on the m113 are excellent. i look forward as i am sure others do to your terrific work. take care.,bobby
SEP 10, 2009 - 04:48 PM
thank you kindly Bobby. I appreciate your thoughts on my work. I am planning more models now that I am in the process of getting a house. I just got started with 1/24 & 25 scale trucks. so I have got some builds planned. Soon....Very soon I hope. Thanks again.
SEP 17, 2009 - 03:09 AM
Curious to know since you will be doing trucks, are there any particular brand you have chosen? American or European?
SEP 17, 2009 - 05:26 PM
European all the the way. I really like the Scania brand of trucks. They seem to be my favorite. Ican't wait to start building.
SEP 18, 2009 - 03:50 AM