Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

As I’ve said before (somewhere) building models isn’t something I do for fun. I do it because I have to. It’s like a monkey on my back, man. An evil, twisted monkey that sinks its fangs into me if I don’t get into that man cave and make a model.

Here’s FROG’s lovely little P-51A, which would be perfect were it not for the god-awful rivets and the totally wrong-shaped wings.

You glue it with the Micro Weld and you clamp it. Let it dry overnight and you end up with a model that should “require” very little “filler.”

I put a coat of U.S. Navy Blue Gray on it because, well, I have “several” bottles of this paint. I decided to mix up the color myself because all the diseased, evil monkeys (we have a monkey theme this week) who make paint were unable to provide this one, essential color. HOW HARD CAN IT BE?

Well, actually, very hard. By the time I’d “hit the target” I had, ahem, a heapin’ helpin’ of blue gray paint. So it’s time to use it up. As non-primer. I don’t believe in “primer” for plastic models, but a good base coat is a fine thing, and a good way to use up blue gray paint if you have a lot of it.

Brushing this stuff on is like making love. Just take it tenderly in your arms and dab away like you just don’t care. Let nature take its course. Flow.

The pilot was painted in RAF jammies so we’ll call him (her?) a British ferry pilot. Or something.

Remember, in Australia the ferry is Manly and don’t you forget it. In fact, riding the manly ferry is the national pastime and I say “well done, mate.” Nothing wrong with that.

No I am NOT schizophrenic and neither am I!!!


Well look, I already told you! I deal with the customers so the engineers don't have to! I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What is wrong with you people?

  • Looks like they grafted Me109 wings on to that bird! Nice start! I can hear Petrr Gabriel’s “Shock the Monkey!” In the background.

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