Waiting for the Magic

Just a quick note to bitch about impatience. I’ve been patiently waiting for modelers to begin to exhibit MORE patience for several million years. But, instead, they exhibit LESS and LESS patience every decade. They want what they want when they want it. But with a brush, good results can require that you put on […]

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A Scary Moment

I’m working on my first model in quite a while. It’s a Hasegawa F6F Hellcat and considering my luck with Hellcats, I’m approaching it with shrunken-heads and animal bones at the ready. So I was not that surprised when I brushed on my ever-faithful Tamiya Flat Base and Future cocktail and it went sideways. The […]

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Verrrry Interrrresting….

WHAT color were those Battle of Britain 109’s??? This little beauty comes from the blog of “Inch High Guy.” Here’s a link: Tamiya Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 of Oberleutnant Friedrich-Karl Müller in 1/72 Scale …Now, ALL I’M SAYIN’ is that it’s not the traditional 02/71/65 — AND — AND — (wait for it) — the “mottling” looks […]

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NO FREE SPEECH

If you like Vallejo Model Color do not waste your time trying to tell me that I’m “doing it wrong.” I do not care. I have absolutely no reason to care about Vallejo paint. I have no interest in learning “how to use it” and thereby furthering the cause of good paint usage in the […]

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I WAS WRONG! Color Theory, Again

I hate people. No really. People are just terrible, nasty, dangly-bits-biting, coral-reef-inhabiting nightmare creatures. Here is a video that you should watch and learn from: I stated, in an earlier post, that red and blue make purple. “Drop some red in some blue and make a “pure” purple.“ This is NOT true. The above video […]

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Drooping Elevators

Back…. way on back…. back back back…. way, way, way back back back… When men were men and– well that sums it up, dunt it? When men were men and knew how picante sauce was supposed to taste, many of the guys who built plastic models knew how real airplanes worked. They flew ’em or […]

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Back on the Bottle

Here, then, is the Holy Gospel of Paint, as revealed to me while I was inhaling nice, clean air. Plastic, Dropper Type Bottles Airbrush These are wonderful for airbrushing. They allow the painter to put a few drops in the cup with no muss or fuss. You can shake the bottles to mix the paint […]

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