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.
These are my first two kits I built 3 years ago. Nothing special really, rookie work, no aftermarket parts, no preshading, no postashading, bad weathering and decal silvering, but both planes are in nice and unusual color scheme so I thought I c[...]
This beauty's been sleeping in my stash for almost a year before it came her turn. I never liked single seater version, big bubble canopy on twin seater is what makes Hornets beutiful, but this came as second hand purchase for less than $35. Bea[...]
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[...]
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[...]
My collection of RuAF, all kits by Zvezda in 1/72 scale.
This is "recycled" kit, made almost 15 years ago. It collected vast amount of dust over time and I was thinking of throwing it away considering the shape it was in, but finally I decided to give it a try; after showering the dust away, I peeled [...]