Modeling military subjects since 1978 reintroduction to the hobby. Retired museum director (including one military museum and one aviation museum). 8 yr Marine Corps infantry officer. Now totally into the hobby and competitions.
Hi folks: this is my latest...done today. I’ve worked on it steadily for a few weeks now, trying to avoid the plague. It’s strictly an out of the box effort. This model is yet another wonderfully designed Tamiya kit, with a modest parts count, [...]
Ok,…it’s time-out. Here’s my work in progress; a Tamiya 1/35th 38(t) E/F. I decided to stop at this point, with very light dry brushing and pinwash. As an aside, this is a great kit, easy to handle, without lots of fiddly parts, suited for my li[...]
Hi Folks: just finished the 1/72 Dragon F6F-3. I wanted to do the wing-fold for some time. The carrier deck is from Verlinden. However, at least with this kit, or my patience, I found the many parts fiddilly and the kit directions were not frien[...]
Hi Folks: Here's a small reminder of the Aleutians campaign, inspired by a Bing Images photo of a long-abandoned Japanese Type 41 75mm mountain gun on Kiska. The kit is a 1/35th offering from Fine Molds.
Finished, last night and this morning...these two have haunted my workbench for several months, and at last they are completed! Both are Tamiya's 1/72 A6M2b kit; one a Pearl Harbor raid Zuikaku machine with kit decals and the other a 1942 Rabaul[...]
Joining the Midway Group Build, I thought a ground subject might offer something different. Given my glacial building speed, a newer release (2013) and low parts count (38 for the gun) would stand a better chance of completion by June. It'll be [...]
When mixing small batches of paint for hand brushing, I need that paint to stay "open" and workable for a decent interval. Heat from my desk lamps further decreases the paint's workable time. In the past, I've used Windsor & Newton Blending[...]