Here are some scans from the February 1970 issue of Scale Modeler. We are living in The Golden Age of Plastic Kits. After this, it will not come again. But we are also living in The Golden Age of “Experts” Who Use the Internet to Inflate Their Egos While Failing to Provide Any Real Help …

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Sorry, swine farmers, you have arrived at an un-helpful site. I hope my use of the term “swine” won’t be construed as a communistic attempt to disrupt the livestock industry, and that my asking that question won’t serve as proof that I did it deliberately. Where were we? Oh yes. SWINE. In the late 1990’s …

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Really, really having a hard time right now not going political. Full political. I know I occasionally make some remarks about Germans or something, but most of the time I actually do try to avoid being political. No, really. But I came across a paper (don’t ask me how) written by a chap with the …

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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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None other than my guru Shamus Young has recently started writing another novel. Another blogger that I follow has also been noveling away like a big dog. Michael O. Church is writing something called “Farisa’s Courage” which had better be about “courage” in general and not just about Farisa. I haven’t read it but my …

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Yeah, I’m goin’ there. Airbrushes are dangerous. You can get a spray booth and paint out in “the shed” and put the offending vapors out into the wide blue sky and still, airbrushing is, to the person that’s doing it, dangerous. It may not be likely to cause birth-defects or cancer, but it is likely …

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