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@marc Marc Barris

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This hobby that we indulge in is just amazing, we build, in scale, replicas of the original, look at references and pictures and read the History to create the model as accurately as we can, we even try to tell a story in diorama’s. How many late nights, long hours we dedicate in the pursuit of the elusive “perfect model”.
I am a 52 year old Project Manager that loves Flying and Aircraft, I have a wonderful Wife and Daughter, and this Hobby, I am Blessed. I build Aircraft in 1/32 scale and I have built a few aircraft in 1/24 scale, from WW2 to the Vietnam era. I am also very much into scratch building 1/32 scale civil aircraft.

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 13

A few decals and some of the control surfaces, off to the DRC for 2 weeks, then I will complete the build.

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 12

Well its great to be in the saddle again, and getting some building done. The last post I had was in May and I think you guys probably thought that I had disappeared of the face of the Earth, well I did for a while, I have been working out of th[...]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 11

Well I have been a little busy for the last few weeks, and I have not had any time to really sit down and get going again with the build, to be perfectly honest, I have also had a severe lack of motivation. I have finished scratch building the [...]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 9

I just had to post this, I finished scribing the panel lines on the nose and the upper wing surfaces, and I thought I would give it a coat of the blue. I love this color, I think its better than the red, I am so happy with it so far. Work done [...]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 9

Well, back in the saddle. I arrived back from the Congo on Monday late and I have spent a bit of time with the family, visited my Brother in hospital, and decided it was time to sit down and carry on with the PC 21, I have been looking forward t[...]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 8

Well in the spirit of Rob Anderson, I decided to have a craft beer while I was taking pictures for part 8 of this build, I picked up a few bottles of beer when my Wife and I, as well as our dog Baily took a drive to the West Coast this week end,[...]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 7

Been doing some building, and really enjoying myself, This is what I have been up to, Detailed the wheel wells, added some pluming, I can't seem to find much on the PC 21 on the net, I did find the bottom of the wing which was taken during co[...]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 6

Well back at the bench, with all the things going on, I thought I would sit down and take my mind off things, so I decided to start with the wings, and this is what I have done so far. Firstly I marked out the wings on a piece of plastic card, [...]

The Model of the month Prize for November has arrived…….At Last.

I arrived back home from the Congo last night after an unintended stay of 4 weeks, needless to say, I was absolutely finished from all the traveling and suffering from extreme withdrawal symptoms from a lack of building. Also, I received some b[...]

Pilatus PC 21, 1/32 Scale Scratch Build, Part 5

Here we go again, did some major work the last few days, as well as spend time with my Family, which was great, so its off to the DRC tomorrow with a stop over in Johannesburg, then an early departure to Lubumbashi on a Embraer EC 135 Private Je[...]