Modeling by California Steve

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 […]

Work bench update Lunch of Champions!

by California Steve on December 30, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 32 Comments

Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Two IN-N-Out Double Doubles with grilled onions fries and a light beer. (I’m on a diet) And a fresh box of GAZ-03-30 for dessert. What could be finer. The GAZ is my next project. Really […]

Me too Hobby room………

by California Steve on December 28, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 25 Comments

Front and back shots. The shelves in the back are part of the stash and some past builds. I have my work area set up for a photo shoot. The third photo is my small On-30 model railroad in my […]

One more to close out the year…. Bonneville Monster

by California Steve on December 27, 2015 in Uncategorized -- 16 Comments

It’s a 49 Merc chop top. 12 point cage. 429ci engine Even a driver. The complete interior was modified to race specs. This should fall into the pre 1950 modified class with a normally aspirated engine running on regular fuel.. […]