Invention and Innovation

I’ve been thinking about Vallejo’s Model Air paint and pondering its use– since the rumors of the death of Testors just roll on and on and Vallejo’s paint is available in most big cities. Here’s the deal– it seems to dry a bit slower than MM Acryl or Tamiya, and this is a very good
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Just a brief note to complain about the state of “kit reviews” on the internet. It’s ghastly. When it comes to 1/72 scale kits, most of the information you get about “what kit to buy” is garbage. It will drive you up a wall unless you just sit back, remember it’s only a hobby, and
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I now have a little collection of n scale locomotives, and all of them “need” lights in order to look cool. Here’s a list of what is in play. Minitrix E7 (has an LED light) Minitrix U28C (had an in-can-decent light but I removed it) Bachmann GP40 (has an LED light– front and back!) Bachmann
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Here’s a link to a site that provides some really good information about the weird and wonderful world of N scale railroad models from the late sixties/early seventies (i.e. the Hippie Era). All About Aurora Postage Stamp Trains David K. Smith (the owner of the above site) is my kind of guy. He’s a genius
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The problem with our hobby is that the internet has turned it into a twisted shadow of what it should be. I’m not saying that building plastic model kits is the most wholesome activity in creation. That appelation is probably reserved for restoring Matchbox cars. But it’s a pretty good, clean activity that involves a
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THIS GUY is reporting that Testors is quitting the “Model Master” business after years of being abused by fat old men on Hyperscale. So… in a future where gangs of roving scavengers assault women with impunity and don’t keep their impunities clean or anything, I will have to make-do with some other paint. Now, I
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We interrupt this pandemic for a special announcement. The good news. Revell Germany–uh–I mean–Revell, is going to be selling their excellent paints, brushes and tools in the USA. https://scaleautomag.com/videos/2020/04/fast-track-episode-13-revell-paints Now the bad news. Wingnut Wings is being shut down. The staff has been fired and nobody is talking (officially). Sir Peter Jackson must have buggered
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This entry is going to be an attempt at a “two-fer.” I’m going to talk about two things in one blog entry. It may just end up being confusing (I’ve done this before) but I’ll try to avoid that outcome by telling you WHAT two things I’m going to discuss. First, I’ll talk about the
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The Great Red Spot is a persistent high-pressure region in the atmosphere of Jupiter, producing an anticyclonic storm, the largest in the Solar System, 22 degrees south of the planet’s equator. It has been continuously observed since 1830. Wikipedia The beauty of plastic model kits is that you can always shift lanes, gears or underwear without
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I came up with an idea called the “finish chain” that I thought was important, but it really needed more of an explanation than I could provide in a single blog entry. So I’m going to try, here, to explain the idea a little further, despite the fact that I know very well that my
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