Hello. My name is Jordyn Collier. I am a sophomore in highschool, I am 16 years old, and I am in Air Force JROTC. I plan on joining the army as an infantryman (air force was the only ROTC). I live in Arizona, and many of my favorite activities involve the outdoors. I got into modeling at a young age, and I think I have improved. I’m also a history buff of sorts, as I was given way too many fact books when I was younger haha. I believe that the hobby is one that anyone should be able to participate in, all skill levels and types of people. When I see people “rivet counting” a build made by a new member of the hobby, it kills me. This has actually happened to me a few times, being told my builds were bad, using my models as “prime examples of what not to do when building a model”. So since then, I’ve tried to improve. And since I’ve been improving, I’ve begun to help others as well. I still firmly believe that this hobby should be a parent-child experience, and I will show my kids this hobby when they are old enough. Alot of people on this site have been so helpful and supportive, and I would like to offer a huge thanks to them. Should you read this, you know who you are. Thank you so much.
I messed up on the 262 with its paint scheme and decals. I painted the green where the gray should have been on the fuselage, and grey where the two tone camo green should have been on the wings. And I destroyed one of the decals on accident. Ho[...]
Here is the first coat of paint for this night fighter! I forgot, like a doofus, to take pics of the interior before closing it up. So here it is with the first coat.
A surprise arrival, the Hobby Boss Me 262. I'm VERY happy with it so far. It came with a nose weight as well, which I wasnt expecting. Very detailed instructions and colored paint guide. Scribed panel lines and rivet detail. VERY nice decals. I [...]
This kit has so many things wrong with it. I'm not sure of the scale, of the plane type, but it was given to me (temporarily) to fix and clean by my ROTC Instructor Major Whited. I would like to pick your collective brains to clean, take apart, [...]
This plane was surprisingly fun to build. Origionally, I did not like the idea of the clipped wing. I thought it looked ugly. But, I bought this kit by Eduard and I really like the way it looks. I spent a little more time than normal on making s[...]
I have begun assembly of this magnificent bird. Gaps are to be filled with Tamiya putty, and then I will put on the wings, and then a final layer of dope, and then it's time to paint! There are various patch spots where my clumsy self accidental[...]
Sorta forgot to update for a while there. I have gotten pretty far. In these pictures, the plane is held together with pins, as I have not sanded the leading or trailing edges of the plane. I just wanted to get an idea of the size, and how it wo[...]
Hello Imodeler! It's been a while. A few months ago you may remember me posting an article called "What is this?" You guys, with your expert knowledge of plane identification, guessed correctly. I am building a C-47! This update is of the tail s[...]
I made this one a while ago when I first started. I thought I'd share it to yall because I am really considering changing the paint job on it. This one, when I made it, was done by sketching a wing, then adding the angular green and dark green s[...]
Hello all. It's me again. I am so excited. I just finished the fuselage of this scale balsa wood plane that I've been working on since October. What do you think this is? Also, it had the option to turn it into RC or rubber band powered, and see[...]