Demo Builds

Actually building a model (as opposed to discussing it) is an exercise in cruel reality. You have to walk that lonesome valley all alone. Sometimes it’s fun, but mostly it’s a grind. Like everything else. On the High Planes kit, the tail strake is cut up into two halves, each half being part of a …

Continue reading Sloppin’ it On: P-47N Part 6

I wish I were clever enough to set up something like this– but I’m not. It’s just a coincidence that this model will be built in a way that involves one of the those markings “controversies” that I tried to explain here. The “controversy” isn’t a controversy at all– it’s the result of the sloppy …

Continue reading Blue or Yellow? P-47N Part 5

Oh yeah. Here’s where we start to get unprofessional. Yeah, that’s right. Maybe I DO wanna be a french fry! So the parts are painted in a color that looks much brighter when photographed (Yeah I SAID it looks brighter when photographed). My goal here is to not mess up the cockpit by trying too …

Continue reading Green Sleeves: P-47N Part 3

I bought the High Planes P-47N kit on eBay from a fellow blogger who seemed to need the money more than the kit. What I received was a bit of “grab bag” which may or may not represent the way the High Planes kit was when it came from the “factory.” There was no cowling …

Continue reading Franken Jug: P-47N Part 1

This blog is supposed to be about model building, so I’d better get down to some of that or risk being labeled as an “effete intellectual counterrevolutionary” and guillotined. Wouldn’t want that. I do have a “stash” of sorts. If you’re privy to the world of plastic kits, you know that a stash is a …

Continue reading What to do NEXT?