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 and military aircraft not found in kit form.
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Well here we go again, I finished the Spitfire about 2 weeks ago, a very enjoyable build, I tell you those Tamiya Kits are really good, so good in fact that I started to get Board with the build, no offense to Mr Tamiya, it was so well engineere[...]
This was a quick build between my scratch builds, Lots of fun and the first Kit that I have built in a few years. I started the build with the idea of working on my painting and airbrush skills that I feel were taking a back seat with all the sc[...]
Well, its time to reveal the completed model of the Impala Mk 2, or commonly known as the MB 326 K, I really enjoyed building the Mk 1 and the Mk 2 in 32nd scale, two iconic Aircraft of the South African Airforce. The Impala Mk 2 being used as a[...]
A little update for you guys on the MB 326K, You will see that I have added the drop tanks, front cockpit and all the control surfaces as well as the undercarriage, Main Canopy next and all the covers and wheel doors, looks like I am finally get[...]
A little progress on the Impala Mk 2 scratch build, progress has been a little slow due to work commitments but a bit has been done since the last post, Added a little paint, and scratch built the fuel tanks. Busy with all the control surfaces a[...]
Time for a little update on the Impala Mk2 or commonly known as the MB 326 K.
Did a little detail work this past week end and built the DEFA30mm cannon, Ammunition Draw as well as the gun sight, I really enjoy scratch building the details, usin[...]
Time for an update for the Impala Mk 2, The build has been pretty much that same as the Mk 1, except for the single seat and the two 30mm DEFA cannon pods under the fuselage. I am building an aircraft that was responsible for shooting down a Mi [...]
Time for another update, nearing the finish line on this build, needless to say I really enjoyed it very much, from making the molds and the entire build, it went together fantastic, like an out of the box build........... You will notice that I[...]
Well its that time again, a little progress for all you interested parties that are following the build, As you will see most of the air frame is built and its time for a little paint work, this is always the fun part for me, it makes the model [...]
Its time for another update on the MB 326 build,
I made some good progress over the last two weekends and managed to get a lot done.
Finished all the control surfaces and flaps, started scribing and riveting the whole model, this took quite a l[...]