Here are some links to some very interesting sites. Marwencol This site is mostly about a movie about the artist Mark Hogancamp. If you haven’t seem the movie, then get off your dead ass and see it now. Report back if you feel anything uncomfortable. David Levinthal Uses miniatures to create photographs. The other two …

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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 …

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I think that it’s time that I faced up to the fact that this may be the one thing I do really well. Big sigh. Here we have applied a second coat and done the stippling to “feather” the edges of the camouflage. I explain how this works in this blog entry. I have seen …

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I am very close to admitting defeat. No matter how I arrange and re-arrange, there does not appear to be any way to produce a simple “tutorial” on how to paint camouflage. My soldiers, I am truly sorry. Perhaps we will see Jerusalem next year. The problem is that once you know how to do …

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I’m going to have a busy day today so I’ll provide this entertaining essay instead of something involving painting. Maybe tomorrow… Let’s see. STEM. “STEM” stands for (I think) “science, technology, engineering and, um… math?” It’s a new buzz phrase/acronym that’s used to describe what girls do not do adequately for various mysterious reasons. It’s …

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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, …

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I don’t have the time, energy, or mental health to build the B-24 right now. So let’s move on. I’ve started a FROG P-51A to be used to demonstrate basic techniques for brushing on a very typical camouflage pattern. I think that the idea of transferring a pattern onto the surface of a model is …

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I found a bargain in Scale Model Supplies bargain bin. The “bargain bin” is the back room–a particularly smelly portion of the premises that a casual visitor might overlook. It contains a treasure-trove of funk. Funk-a-licious. Too funky. You get it. This kit probably came from an estate sale. I’ve always wondered if, upon my …

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