Oh yeah. Here’s where we start to get unprofessional. Yeah, that’s right. Maybe I DO wanna be a french fry! So the parts are painted in a color that looks much brighter when photographed (Yeah I SAID it looks brighter when photographed). My goal here is to not mess up the cockpit by trying too …

Continue reading Green Sleeves: P-47N Part 3

I bought the High Planes P-47N kit on eBay from a fellow blogger who seemed to need the money more than the kit. What I received was a bit of “grab bag” which may or may not represent the way the High Planes kit was when it came from the “factory.” There was no cowling …

Continue reading Franken Jug: P-47N Part 1

This blog is supposed to be about model building, so I’d better get down to some of that or risk being labeled as an “effete intellectual counterrevolutionary” and guillotined. Wouldn’t want that. I do have a “stash” of sorts. If you’re privy to the world of plastic kits, you know that a stash is a …

Continue reading What to do NEXT?

The plastic model kit business is a bit of a mystery. On one hand we have what appear to be a “few” fanatics who demand “realism” from plastic kits (who are assumed to be a trifle “odd” as people). On the other hand, we have a (possibly imaginary) population of “normal folks” represented by Auntie …

Continue reading The Stones that were Cast Aside

All of my models are built from kits. The kits are created by somebody else, probably in another country, and I, basically, finish a job started by somebody else. That’s what this is, and the people who do this understand the role that they play in the process. It creates a little “weirdness” from time …

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