Ship Models

As an builder of plastic airplane model kits, I like to try to keep my models in the same scale. So I was wondering if my Golden Hind from Revell (which will be completed soon–I hope) is similar to my Airfix Mayflower, which is also considered to be a “pretty good” ship kit, for a …

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They seemed to make decals better about fifty years ago. I have Authenticals decals from those days that are good as new (I used some on the A-20). The decals that came with the Golden Hind looked dreadful. So I gave them a coat of Liquid Decal Film and crossed my fingers. They went on …

Continue reading Old Decals and Sails

It’s time for confession. I’m not playing this game strictly according to Hoyle. Yesterday I was looking at the longboat that takes up a hard-to-believe amount of territory on the deck, and I thought “If I were the captain, would I want that filthy thing on my ship?” and the answer came back “No.” You …

Continue reading Cheating a little.

One of the things that irks me is the tendency among certain younger, hipper people to declare that there is always something new that is the best ever–that there is no category of things where the old ways are still the best. New trumps old every time, and only washed-up old guys insist otherwise. Well, …

Continue reading The Legacy of Revell Ships

I’m not sure if I should call this a “demo build.” It doesn’t really fit the profile because I may decide to abandon it at any time. You see, I put this model aside nearly two years ago. It may go back on the “delayed” list if I get too tired of it. Because that’s …

Continue reading Slow and Steady

As I mentioned in my last post, I have a Revell Golden Hind sitting in mothballs, waiting for the right moment to jump out and shout “Happy New Year.” Like King Arthur. My recent battles with both the Hellcat and the Havoc have left me in a foul temper. Perhaps if I didn’t build models …

Continue reading By the Beautiful Sea