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 for Beginners.
That’s right–we are living in the GAOEWUTITITEWFTPARHFB.
I’m not saying that Scale Modeler provided this type of information in every issue (unfortunately, they didn’t) but they did make an effort. Not all of it would “pass muster” now. Some of it is dated and others aspects are just plain wrong–but it’s the effort to provide basic information that we are missing now.
I try. I do try to provide some good, basic information in my own way.
It’s new-tool day at Rancho Dancho.
Here’s the pair of scissors that you need to do vac-form canopies. I get damn little in the way of kickbacks for endorsing this product. Not one red cent yet.
Got some new charcoal pencils. For those of you not asleep yet, you’ll recall that these are critically important for building scale models.
Don’t ask me “how.” Do not ask that. I swear to God…
To top it off, a trip to Big Lots rendered a new nail buffer.
I’m gradually moving away from my ambition of conquering the blogging world and becoming President of the Universe. For the time being, my output on this blog shall rise and fall as the tide.
In the meantime, I have some Thai food to cook, and miles to go before I sleep.