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.
Some feed back for those of you that might be following this build,
I have finished the molds as per the last post, and I started vacuum forming this week end, with the fuselage being so long, I molded each side of the fuselage in 3 pieces, the[...]
Glued in the Balsa wood between the fuselage ribs, and started sanding the to get the shape, to make the molds for vac forming.
This project is much bigger than anticipated and the amount of detail that I want to add is going to be mind boggling[...]
Well its that time again.''The scores are tie, and now its time for the big one'', Yip, I have taken the plunge again and started another long term project in the form of the Mirage F1 AZ of the South African Airforce. Needless to say she is goi[...]
As I said in the previous post, this was one of those builds that will go down as one of the toughest builds that I have ever done, although I must say that I am pretty pleased with the end result. I hope you guy's approve....
We have our IPMS [...]
Here is a progress report on my RB 51 Mustang,
This kit fought me the whole way, everything just went wrong. I painted this kit twice, yip, TWICE. The paint was flaking and not sticking to the resin, so when I removed the masking tape, the pain[...]
Well its time to post a completed model again. This was a great kit of a fantastic air racer, I just love this aircraft as I am sure most of you followers of the Reno Air Races will as well.
Built a section of the engine as per [...]
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 [...]