October 2017

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Really, really having a hard time right now not going political. Full political. I know I occasionally make some remarks about Germans or something, but most of the time I actually do try to avoid being political. No, really. But I came across a paper (don’t ask me how) written by a chap with the …

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How many of you guys have had the unfortunate experience of being cornered at a plastic kit “social event” (IPMS or something) and being told how great the Luftwaffe was/is? Let’s see some hands. Okay. Lots of people. We all know that “certain” kit builders do LOVE them some Germans. They just really like them–so …

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None other than my guru Shamus Young has recently started writing another novel. Another blogger that I follow has also been noveling away like a big dog. Michael O. Church is writing something called “Farisa’s Courage” which had better be about “courage” in general and not just about Farisa. I haven’t read it but my …

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Yeah, I’m goin’ there. Airbrushes are dangerous. You can get a spray booth and paint out in “the shed” and put the offending vapors out into the wide blue sky and still, airbrushing is, to the person that’s doing it, dangerous. It may not be likely to cause birth-defects or cancer, but it is likely …

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This Minicraft (Academy) B-24 has the nose molded separately in order to allow the same basic fuselage parts to be used in a variety of different B-24 sub-type kits. But this causes problems. The parts don’t really fit, so you have to do something about it. My approach is to attach any “inserts” early on …

Continue reading Starting Out: B-24 Part 1