Finished Models

Some images shot on my ancient camera. I’ve been thinking about launching a GoFundMe page to raise money to buy a new camera. I wasn’t kidding about the camera thing. Yaller Dawg decals. WATCH THAT PROP!!! I think this aircraft was probably painted up in “warpaint” as a publicity stunt to show off North American …

Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust

I built this Airfix Spitfire back in the Spring of 2010. It’s due for an upgrade. It’s a conversion to a Spitfire IXe, made from the Airfix kit by clipping the wings and moving the cannon and the associated bulges. A detailed, step-by-step description of the build is here. But there were several things about …

Continue reading Upgrades in Place

“Weathering” can mean a lot of things. Sometimes I do believe that “weathering” reflects the age and the level of hormones within the model builder. The younger and more soaked in testosterone, the more the builder wishes to see blood pouring out of the cockpit and burned bits of the enemy caught in the undercarriage. …

Continue reading Finishing Up: Hurricane Part 14

Finished. At long last. This was the longest project I’ve ever tackled, and it will be a good long time before I take on another one like it. I’m much more interested in aircraft and the history of aviation. Sailing ship models are inherently complex and difficult. Even if you just build the kit out …

Continue reading Revell’s Golden Hind

I think I’m reaching the point with this model where I’m losing my ability to make good decisions because I’m facing two classic obstacles that tend to destroy one’s ability to think. One, I’m up against the limit of what I can do, and two, I’ve already made some mistakes that I can’t undo. One …

Continue reading Enough Already! A-20 Part 9