Welcome! Armor Artistry is John Robinson's portfolio featuring scale models of military vehicles. Links lead to large photographs that capture details and provide descriptive comments. Read about materials used, notable construction characteristics and painting/weathering techniques. I hope you enjoy your stay and perhaps find inspiration for your own projects!

Finished Works - Sample Collection

A7V SturmPanzerwagen

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Stridsvagen S103C

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8th Air Force FAC Jeep

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Soviet M4A2 Sherman

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Kettenkraftrad w/Feldkable

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M4 Sherman (1:48 scale)

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T-34 w/Interior (1:16 scale)

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More about John

I'm a long-time modeler that rekindled my childhood hobby in 1992. I especially enjoy the craftsmanship of making my own parts and detailing with materials at hand. I also like to experiment with paint finishes and weathering techniques. I do not believe in secrets and freely share what I know so that others may find more enjoyment with each succeeding creation, just as I do.

Editor - AMPS Boresight magazine

In 2009, I was appointed to be the AMPS Publications Editor. I was editor of Boresight magazine until July of 2015. During that time, the magazine was converted to full-color and brought to professional standards. I designed the 2014 AMPS International Convention logo and various convention graphics, including trophies, pins and handouts.

Military Illustrated Modeller

My Stridsvagen S103C appeared in 2014's issue 44.

Tamiya Model Magazine International

My first feature build for this magazine was a 1917 A7V Sturmpanzerwagen, appearing in issue 132 during 2006.

Fine Scale Modeler Magazine

In their February 2003 issue I contributed an article describing how a scruffy winter whitewash can be depicted using pastel chalks. This results of this method can be seen on several subjects in the gallery section, namely the Soviet M4A2, KV-1, and T-34.

Military Miniatures In Review Magazine

I was a regular contributor to this magazine from Ampersand Publishing from 2000-2006. I wrote complete buildup reviews and photographed the steps to the final product. Here are the subjects and the issue numbers:

  • Dragon Borgward IV b » 24
  • Tamiya FAC Jeep Conversion » 24
  • Commander's Series M103A2 » 27
  • Armo Neubaufahrzeug » 30
  • Model Victoria M36 Mototriciclo » 32
  • AFV Club LVTP5-A1 w/interior » 34
  • Eastern Express KV1 » 35
  • Tamiya GAZ 67 » 35
  • Plus Models Skoda 952 » 36
  • Dragon Kettenkraftrad with Feldkable » 37
  • Trumpeter 1:16 T-34 part 1 » 39
  • Dragon Panzer I Ausf. B vs. Italeri » 39
  • Trumpeter 1:16 T-34 part 2 » 40


The Armor Modeling & Preservation Society (AMPS), is an international camaraderie of armor modelers and historians alike, and I have been a member since its beginnings in 1993. I was the Publication Editor from 2009-2015. AMPS conducts an annual convention that attracts military modelers from all over the world that come to display their models and attend seminars.

In 1997 I helped found the AMPS Central Virginia chapter that is located in and around Richmond, Virginia. I am the chapter's newsletter editor and photographer and occasionally provide demonstrations for the members. I created the chapter website and act as the chapter webmaster.

IPMS Richmond is another chapter for modelers that appeals to those with all interests, not just military vehicles. I served as chapter president in 1996. I designed and deployed the chapter website in 2008 and served as the webmaster until 2015.

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