Historic Ship Models: Book Review

Someday, maybe, I’ll get around to finishing up the model of The Golden Hind. I was making some good progress on it, and then I just lost interest. I’m not that good at delayed gratification. As you may be able to tell from my activities on this blog, I like to get things done NOW.
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Rick Atkinson’s An Army at Dawn is the first book in his now-complete “liberation trilogy.” I’ve read the first two books in the series and, someday, I’ll read the third one. It’s nice, fat, old-fashioned example of good, honest historical research. The notes that support Atkinson’s story are supplied in detail. Sometimes they make him look
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While I’m trying to find time to get back to the Hellcat, I’ll just add a review of a book that I like.  The title is Mold Making and Resin Casting for the Hobbyist by Mark Buchler. Mark does a good job of explaining how to do simple resin casting. It’s better than propping up
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It’s hard to think of a definition of the word “hero” that doesn’t fit Jeff Ethell. The guy single-handedly dug back into the history of World War II and found the color photographs that had been taken of aircraft, many of which were taken by Americans using American Kodachrome film, which means that the colors
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I have to admit that the title “Scholarship in Model Building” sounds weird to me. Putting the two idea together seems a bit peculiar, in some way. Of course, that is the essence of the problem that I’m going to write about today. In addition to the many, many peculiar qualities shared by we few,
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