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This model of an F-104 was built by Frank. Frank is lagging a bit in the “tell the whole internet about your entire life” race so I don’t know Frank’s last name. He builds some beautiful models. Here’s a link to Frank’s site. I like Frank’s approach to scale model building. I’m willing to guess …

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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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Sorry, brush fans. I just don’t feel like doing any model kit stuff today, so you get this. On one hand I feel like I should be writing a meaty, well tailored article on paint application every day, but on the other hand I’m really not that guy. That guy does plenty of videos and …

Continue reading The Derek Smart Phenomenon

Sadly, the world is not a very safe place. People seek out conflict, and when confrontation arises, they sometimes aren’t able to work out their differences. At the turn of the century, a fellow named Eric Pilawski made it his business to start a website dedicated to researching an area where little good research had …

Continue reading Website Review: Soviet Warplanes

Why, oh why, do I do it? Why do I visit Hyperscale when I know that I will ALWAYS find something that raises my blood pressure? Why? Hey. It’s a bona-fide medical condition. It’s called foolbliopia. Look it up. I found this blog entry¬†from my friend Spencer Pollard. Mr. Pollard promotes his blog on Hyperscale …

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(I’ll skip the intro. If you don’t know what I’m talking about–Bless Your Heart.) We see these forum arguments about whether model builders should be concerned about this or that “inaccuracy” in a kit, and then somebody posts something smarmy about “rivet counters” and everybody feels better, except for the chump who got caught in …

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