Modeling by California Steve

It Rolls!!

by California Steve on November 28, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 23 Comments

Here is my Entex 1/24 scale Silver Cloud II. A very basic kit done in the family colors. (of course). This was a fun but a bit laborious on the paint side. Tamiya rattle can with three coats of Future. […]

I say O’l boy!… Why is everyone pointing at us with there mouths open?!!!

by California Steve on August 20, 2017 in Uncategorized -- 14 Comments

O this was a fun one! Seeing that the prototypes are a bit hard to find. You can really let your imagination go wild. What a great excuse for mixing every color of paint at hand. Now the green feather […]

It sure is fun to have the prototype to work with….Mustang!!!

Fooled ya! I’m Back after a too long vacation. Well after saving scheckles and pennies I finally bought the car I was after for many years. It’s a 2006 Ford Mustang. One owner car with only 49,000 miles on her. […]

Wild Strawberries

This is the Revell Type 82 E. And a nice model it is. Very basic, but goes together well. I just happened that it drove into a field of wild strawberries. I wanted to do a factory fresh version and […]

Re-scaling a life boat. From 1/48 to G scale

by California Steve on October 8, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 21 Comments

I needed a better looking lifeboat for my Bristol Bay trawler (see my earlier posts) and the hull shape had to be just right for my purpose. That’s when I happened upon a Glencoe U.S. Coast Guard rescue boat at […]

Night of the Generals OK maybe the afternoon…added photo

by California Steve on September 4, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 24 Comments

I am trying to get better at figures. Here is a single photo of the Tamiya Generals kit. They really did a fine job at the facial features. This was a really fun day of painting. All of the Generals […]

Out to sea on the Bonnie Leanne…. A floaty thing..

Well what has California Steve been doing? I have wanted this RC boat for a few years now. This is the Bristol Bay trawler. If you have ever wanted to get into a RC boat this is the way to […]

I can’t shake him!! This guy is stuck on my tail!!!!

Well someone had to post after Pavel’s magnificent M-5……… Here is my little weekend glue bomb. This is Tiger Models LA-7, and it was a fun and quick build. Did I mention Pavel’s magnificent M-5… Well I hope you enjoy […]

1955 Ford panel truck… A paint experiment

by California Steve on May 7, 2016 in How-to -- 26 Comments

Soooo. I purchased a model of a Ford panel truck and I got a bit carried away. I was thinking of some of the ways they used to customize the vans back in the 1970s. Then I remembered I had […]

Men, What we need here is a WAR WINNEBAGO!!!!

by California Steve on February 19, 2016 in Uncategorized -- 29 Comments

Why do I do these things? I have a nice selection of regular models. Sometimes I just go off on a idea and see if I can make it happen. Except for the wheels and fixtures and crew, completely scratch […]