I’m 70s era kid modeler who returned to the hobby after a long layoff thanks to school and varied attempts at making a career. My build approach is systematic but my subject builds vary on whim as I prefer to dabble in almost anything, but I usually build in aviation and SF.
Most of my reviews are at Modeling Madness.
The MiG-29 9-12 aka MiG-29A “NATO Code Name: Fulcrum” was originally thought by NATO as the lightweight companion fighter to the Su-27 in the Soviet version of the F-X fighter program and the equivalent of the F-16 in terms of perfo[...]
In the early 1980s, the Harmony Gold Company decided to import the classic Japanese anime Super Dimensional Fortress: Macross series over from Japan and bring it to North American TV as an action adventure series for kids 8-15. However they dis[...]
Just some photos from my recent build of a Fine Molds A5M2b Claude. Very easy kit to build and no major issues. I really enjoyed building this one. I'll write a full article soon (too busy.)
To get the slight gold/yellow tone of the protecti[...]
Boba Fett is one of the most popular Star Wars characters. At the time of the original trilogy no one knew anything about him, but what the fans mostly knew about him was that he was one bad mother (shut your mouth) of a bounty hunter encased i[...]
The FJ Fury series was originally a straight winged naval fighter designed and built by North American Aviation which was the basis for the F-86 Sabre. The later marks of the Fury added swept wings (based on the F-86 wing), more powerful engine[...]
Raymond Collishaw was a top Canadian RNAF/RAF ace pilot who along with the plane he flew and his famous "Black" Flight helped the British recover from the demoralizing days of "Bloody April" in 1917.
His personal history is done by better write[...]
Today is the 79th anniversary of the climatic day of the Battle of Midway so here is a review of a build in honor of today. FYI, I did publish the original photo as part of my collection of PTO models but did not submit the entire review (the o[...]
The Cromwell came out of the requirement for a replacement for the Crusader which the British High Command knew wasn't going to be enough. Nuffield's A24 design was originally picked as the basis for the Cromwell, but it was powered by the V-12[...]
The B-58 Hustler was the USAF's first and only delta wing supersonic strategic bomber from the late 50s till 1970. It was designed to fly high and fast which would also end up being the reason for its demise.
Original specs of Mac[...]
The P-38 Lightning was originally planned to be a high altitude twin engined bomber interceptor. It was designed by Clarence Kelly Johnson's team with its now famous and unique twin boom configuration around the turbo-supercharged [...]