This hobby that we indulge in is just amazing, we build, in scale, replicas of the original, look at references and pictures and read the History to create the model as accurately as we can, we even try to tell a story in diorama’s. How many late nights, long hours we dedicate in the pursuit of the elusive “perfect model”.
I am a 51 year old Project Manager that loves Flying and Aircraft, I have a wonderful Wife and Daughter, and this Hobby, I am Blessed. I build Aircraft in 1/32 scale and I have built a few aircraft in 1/24 scale, from WW2 to the Vietnam era. I am also very much into scratch building 1/32 scale civil aircraft.
Well I have been a little busy for the last few weeks, and I have not had any time to really sit down and get going again with the build, to be perfectly honest, I have also had a severe lack of motivation.
I have finished scratch building the [...]
I just had to post this, I finished scribing the panel lines on the nose and the upper wing surfaces, and I thought I would give it a coat of the blue. I love this color, I think its better than the red, I am so happy with it so far.
Work done [...]
Well, back in the saddle. I arrived back from the Congo on Monday late and I have spent a bit of time with the family, visited my Brother in hospital, and decided it was time to sit down and carry on with the PC 21, I have been looking forward t[...]
Well in the spirit of Rob Anderson, I decided to have a craft beer while I was taking pictures for part 8 of this build, I picked up a few bottles of beer when my Wife and I, as well as our dog Baily took a drive to the West Coast this week end,[...]
Been doing some building, and really enjoying myself,
This is what I have been up to,
Detailed the wheel wells, added some pluming, I can't seem to find much on the PC 21 on the net, I did find the bottom of the wing which was taken during co[...]
Well back at the bench, with all the things going on, I thought I would sit down and take my mind off things, so I decided to start with the wings, and this is what I have done so far.
Firstly I marked out the wings on a piece of plastic card, [...]
I arrived back home from the Congo last night after an unintended stay of 4 weeks, needless to say, I was absolutely finished from all the traveling and suffering from extreme withdrawal symptoms from a lack of building. Also, I received some b[...]
Here we go again, did some major work the last few days, as well as spend time with my Family, which was great, so its off to the DRC tomorrow with a stop over in Johannesburg, then an early departure to Lubumbashi on a Embraer EC 135 Private Je[...]
Here we go again, I did quite a lot of work since the last post, I want to get some build time in before I make another trip to the DRC, so this is what I have done since the last post.
1. Shaped a spinner from Balsa wood and vac form.
Well, here is part 3 of the build, things are moving quite swiftly and needless to say I am having some serious fun. Apart from my husband duties, like going to the beach and chatting with the Wife, I have managed to do some building as well. I [...]