Little Dudes

I once knew a fellow who really liked the cookies called “E.L. Fudge” from the Keebler Company, which is apparently run by eleves. My friend would explain that not only were these cookies tasty, they “looked like little dudes!” When I read about somebody in a forum who complains of “losing his mojo” I am
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Remember when they used to say “1/4 inch scale?” Did you ever ask yourself why 1/72 scale wasn’t “1/6 inch scale?” No? Okay fine. Today we’ll talk about Hasegawa’s kit of the Grumman Tiger. If you need to get in the mood, here’s a video showing men with stainless-steel balls working on a carrier flight
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Just a brief entry about the Revell 1/72 MiG-21 kit. After this, I’ll cover the Hasegawa F11F tribulation and we’ll be all caught up on my personal stations of the cross. It’s funny that for quite a while I made model after model–forcing myself to do so under pain of psychic meltdown–and finding the experiences
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I don’t like Eduard much. They are the standard bearers of the New Age of plastic model kits, with all that photo-etched stuff, and I don’t like it. But I’m enough of a chump to buy their Hellcat, because, well, because a man has to buy that Hellcat. I had to. I had no choice.
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I was watching a BBC documentary about French comic book artist Moebius. I was reminded of what a bunch of pigs we Americans are. Which reminded me of snakes on a plane. The Revell Stuka of my mis-spent youth. That was another masterpiece of Jack Leynnwood masterpiecin’ of all time. It sang. It danced. It
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It’s no mystery what happened here. This is the old, old Revell Lancaster. The 1966 model. I happen to like this kit, and I wanted to use the kit decals. Those decals were as old as the kit and they failed with a kind of fatalism that defies my ability to vilify it. They just
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For each of my projects from the past six months or so, I’ll be describing the challenges (i.e. the crazy-making, insanity inducing problems that SHOULD NOT HAPPEN EXCEPT FOR THAT ONE THING…you get the idea). This is the Academy Wildcat in 1/72 scale. I chose to build it because I just do not enjoy building
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As a part of my review of Vallejo Metal Color, I’m including a link to my video on how to apply it: …and some photos of the finished products.

I’ll write a little every-other day or so to keep myself engaged on the blogging plane. Yeah. That’s what it is. This Hasegawa (ex-Mania) Ki-27 was built in order to get-my-dead-ass-moving. The need to GMDAM is paramount. I’m at an age and a time in model-building life where I just don’t give that much of
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What? What did I say? (So hard to be politically correct during this catastrophe.) If plastic kit building isn’t the best hobby for those of us under quarantine, then I’d like somebody to tell me a better one. I know it’s not called “quarantine”–but you know what I mean. If you’re at home, congratulations. You
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