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.
A quick progress report for you guy's, Just waiting for the roundels and the fin flash to arrive and then I will be done. This was certainly not one of those 'shake and bake' kits, but it was a welcome change from scratch [...]
Here are some work in progress pictures of my Sea Fury that I am converting to the air racer Dreadnought. I had to make a few modifications to get the look of the real race plane, not to difficult at all, I am sure you will notice the work I hav[...]
Well its that final post that say's its finally finished, what an amazing journey this build has been, lots of frustration, sweating and swearing. I started this build in December last year, and I have spent all my time scratch building this air[...]
Sitting here in the DRC at the moment, missing Family and the work bench, I was going through my build pictures for the PC 21 and realised I did not post the vacuum forming of the cockpit. well here is a brief description :
Started with cutting [...]
Look Ma,'' No Cheese''........ Well here we go again, been back from the DRC for a week, and I managed to do some building, this is what I have been up to, you will see the additions on the pictures.
1. Built the exhaust's for the engine, very [...]
A few decals and some of the control surfaces, off to the DRC for 2 weeks, then I will complete the build.
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[...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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[...]