Ah jus’ loves me a model airplane…
Fell in love with Airfix 1/72, and some larger stuff as a kid, and by 18 was on to other endeavors. Re-discovered the hobby in 2004, as I needed something to do. I build WWII aircraft 1/48, pretty much OOB, and accept the contents of said box without resorting to blueprints. OK, so I’ve built a few turkeys, and am reluctant to weather my work to a great degree,but every build gets a little closer to being “there”.
Professionally, I have been involved in the yachting industry on a global basis in any number of positions, and currently build things for people by turning expensive rough lumber into dust, noise and shape. Mid 60’s . Single.
One of a series of 1/20 scale Formula One cars put out by Tamiya with a focus on the late 80's through early 90's.
This particular car was driven by Nigel Mansell and debuted at the Portuguese Grand Prix in 1989.
These kits are great for micro-d[...]
What I will say about this kit, finished just a couple of weeks ago after being buried in the stash for a decade. It went together cleanly, was interesting to paint and looks pretty much like an SM 79 should. The interior is sparse, so I employe[...]
Finished early in the Lockdown, this was quick and easy for a vac conversion. The required Revell/Monogram donor was easy to locate, in this case a "razorback".
Koster provides a fuselage, resin prop/hub assembly in one piece ( there IS a god!),[...]
Argentinian resin, pe and white metal. Interesting subject matter that was recently put out in an injected kit-that always happens.
Not an easy build, and easily not my best and high def photos betray my eyesight-but she looks good from a few fe[...]
Soviet Ski Team, 1940.
Single seat Il-2, straight wing. Easy meat for German fighters, led to the development of the Il-2m3.
A really nice kit, fairly innovative engineering but a straightforward build. Highly recommended.
This was a typical Hasegawa build-fell together with little or no putty. My attempt at a NMF was complicated, time consuming and most likely unnecessary. My intent was to use as much of the Aztec decal sheet, but would have been better off paint[...]
This kit was an unintentional acquisition, part of a large swap. Prior to the build I had stayed away from vacu-form kits/conversions, convinced that I'd run out of talent shortly after unwrapping the boxes. (see WIP).
Motivated by the subject a[...]
Xuntong's first effort is my rendition of a Soviet Pacific Fleet member from 1946. Too late for the second World War, it served in several eastern bloc air forces in a number of roles.
While mostly a pleasure to build, it did suffer from several[...]
An alternative on an appropriate day.
When paint goes bad and decals go awry.
Never, never, never say die.
Cheers to all of you fellow inmates and assorted lunatics!
Representing an aircraft from VT-83, USS Essex (CV-9), April, 1945.
A very well engineered kit and enjoyable build. Model Master enamels used throughout and constructed out of the box with the exception of the pilot's seat belts, which are, you [...]