As a military pilot’s son, my early childhood was closely connected to airplanes, tanks and guns, so I dreamt of military career when I grow up. But then during ’90s I had a misfortune to see a war from up close and I realized I do love airplanes and tanks, but I don’t like the army.
So here I am, mid 30s lawyer, trying to stay in touch with my childhood love through plastic modeling.
It's been a while since last update on diorama. After assembling Blackhawk (still needs decals and weathering) I started work on scenerey. Ground base and house is made of styrofoam, covered with acrylic sand gel and airbrushed in sand color. Fe[...]
Time for my first post in 2019. For the past two years I think I got skill and tools to make step forward and try to make something BIG. I imagined extraction of special forces in 80x40cm Afghan/Iraq scenery. In this project I'll try to do a li[...]
This is the first step of future diorama, special forces extraction by UH-60 Blackhawk. Recently I came across excellent 1/35 resin figures and I decided to give a try at something other than airplanes. It was supposed to be US SEAL unit, but lo[...]
I was quite dissapointed when I opened this kit. Not many parts, not too much details, it seemed like underestimated myself. But, I had to add at least one Japanese WWII aircraft to my collection, and I did not expect too much from $20 kit. Stil[...]
As the title says, last month I spent with wonderful Hasegawa kit. Model is pretty much out of the box, except I added pilot figure from old "decomissioned" Revell's F-8 Crusader. The kit itself was fun and easy to assemble, only con is lack of [...]
Eduard's Weekend edition...weekend my a**. Kit is detailed, complex and sometimes frustrating, many times tempted me to just close all the doors and hide insides to simplify the assembly. For me it was something like child labor - painful and fu[...]
My first experience with Hobby Boss models. I decided to step away from modern era models and take a trip to WW2 machines. I choose a cost-friendly, $23 Hobby Boss kit. I encountered absolutely no problems assembling the plane. Level of detail i[...]
Another nice kit by Hasegawa. Kit is out-of-the-box with USMC markings, made to accompany modern USAF and NAVY planes on my shelf. Parts fit fine, but there's not many of them, and there's very little choice of weapons included (2x Sidewinders, [...]
It's a simple little kit by Hasegawa, very easy to assemble. I used it to practice salt weathering and experiment with electronics. Not too detailed, not too perfect, but it looks very nice in the dark with lights turned on. And yes, I suck at p[...]
Here's the latest project - Falcon at night with lights and afterburner. Took whole lotta nerves to solder all those tiny wires, almost threw it all away, but it finally worked. Glueing top and bottom part of the fuselage while trying to prevent[...]