LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

UK-based online retailer Tyrell Models has incorporated Liang Model tools and accessories into its growing product collection.

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

If you’re a military modeller, you’ll undoubtedly be interested to learn that Chinese firm Liang Model’s products are now being stocked by Tyrell Models in the UK. Tyrell proprietor David Howell is trialling selected items and has provided Key Model World with the following samples, which are useful for military/diorama modellers especially:

LIANG-0229a Tools for Zimmerit Coat – Basic (£7.99 (top and below)
Embark on builds of German World War Two tanks and sooner or later you’ll need to replicate Zimmerit anti-mine paste coverings. Here, Liang provides a starter set featuring a 3D-printed resin roller tool, which has two alternative wheels and as many stamps for standard Zimmerit pattern. Simply cut/saw away the parts from their printing plinths, neaten and assemble (which takes very little time). You can vary the friction of the wheel motion by tightening the retaining screw, and just part the tool halves temporarily to swap the stamps, which are secured in the opposite end of the tool by waisted portions. Scales quoted are 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35… but you may wish to experiment to see which wheels/stamps you feel are suitable for your particular project/scale. Why not try it for your next Tiger, Panther, Panzer IV or StuG?

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

LIANG-0229b Tools for Zimmerit Coat – Upgrade Kit (£5.99, above and below)
Designed to be used with the aforementioned Zimmerit tool, this package contains six extra toothed wheels and stamps (again, all 3D-printed items), which just need to be parted from their printing plinths and neatened. Oblique, standard and waffle patterns are accounted for. With any of these, simply apply your chosen putty to the vehicle’s surface and roll/stamp until the desired effect is achieved.

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

LIANG-0404 Handprint Tools (£7.99, above)
Tanks, as with any other vehicle, become dirty and one trait you can impart is that of greasy/dusty handprints, with these handy stamps. They’re sized for 1/72, 1/48, 1/32, 1/35 and 1/24, and are arguably just as useful for weathering civilian vehicles. You could replicate oily or greasy handprints with oil diluted paint or thicker wash products, or employ base paint to produce wet/damp handprints on dusty surfaces. The fun here will certainly be in the experimentation. Left- and right-hand stamps are supplied in all sizes.

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

LIANG-0220 Model Angle Cutter (£5.99, above)
Essentially a mini-mitre box for modellers, this resin-bodied item has a graduated 60mm metal insert for measuring purposes, along with a magnetic base for storage purposes. It allows cuts at 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees using a scalpel or fine razor saw. It’s applications are varied, but the tool is useful for producing any type of frame that has angles corner joints… picture frames, for example, but you could also make angles cuts on cylindrical items such as toothpicks, to make scale fenceposts with oblique tops. Another task could be making any kind of metal frame with angled corner weld-beads.

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

LIANG-0414 Mini Bar & Freezer (£6.99, above and below)
The title is slightly lost in translation here… what you actually receive are three different styles of modern cool-box in 1/35 scale. Two are open and one features a separate lift-off lid, while the third is posed closed. Two large cool blocks are also supplied. All are 3D-printed in medium-brown resin and the detail is excellent… ideal for any number of builds/dioramas - military or civilian in nature – but note that no beverage cans or bottles are included. Water bottles, milk cartons and drinks cans by Liang are available separately from Tyrell Models.

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

LIANG-0422 USA Grenade WWII x 60 (£6.99, above)
As stated, this package provides 60 US hand-grenades of varying styles in 3D-printed resin. The detail is impressive, these being ideal for enlivening soldier figures or creating stowage for supply truck/Jeep builds. Just remove them from the printing plinths and they’re ready for painting – or paint them while still on the plinths.

LIANG ACCESSORIES NOW STOCKED BY TYRELL MODELS

LIANG-0234 Oil Paint Hanger (£4, above)
Useful for any modellers who like a tidy work area, this pack of two hanging brackets can accommodate approximately ten tubes of oil paint each. Different brands of oils, such as Winsor & Newton, can be held by their lids, but the brackets can also store tubes of filler/putty. Self-adhesive tape backings mean they can be attached to walls/backboards quickly and easily.

These and other handy items are all being stocked by Tyrell Models and are available via mail order.