Getting on a bit.
Started modelling as a kid, never really stopped, although I tailed off quiet a bit when my kids were little, and got back into it properly a few years ago, when my daughter bought me an old, re-boxed Revell 1/32 Mosquito. (The Mossie was always my favourite kit – I was talking to a guy the other night whose Dad used to build them !).
I started back on mainly 1/32 aircraft, and then gravitated towards WWI models. Just recently have had a couple of less-than-successful attempts at armour and figures.
I keep getting asked why I bother, and the honest answer is that I don’t know, I don’t really care, and if it really needs to be explained, then I don’t think that the questioner would understand the answer anyway. I like building models. That’s it.
(BTW – the avatar is my English Bull Terrier, Red, who died suddenly a few years ago when he was only 5 – still very much missed)
I decided to take a break from attempting to create replica models of actual subjects, and ended up with with a Great War 'what if?'. I only intended to spend a few days on this little piece of nonsense, but as usual it dragged on and on. The me[...]
A departure of sorts, as I tend to stick to aviation, although the WWI theme is also my main interest. I had a good time with this one - no problems at all with the kit itself (the painting instructions were a bit vague at times), but it went to[...]
Another great kit. Flawless fit, beautifully detailed. I think I overdid the paintwork - I should have scaled down the colours, as I was planning to. I'll probably add a few more details with weathering powders, once the top coat of matt varnish[...]
I can't rate this kit highly enough. It was an absolute dream to build, and I managed to finish it in less than a month, in no small part due to the fact that I only once had to trim something to fit (I took about .5 of a millimetre from the top[...]
A major departure from my usual subjects - I tend to stick to 1/32 WWI aviation, but this 1/72nd A7D was built under commission, as a presentation piece for the pilot who flew the original, pictured below. He was an RAF Test Pilot, on an exchang[...]
Couple of test shots, done with the phone camera. More to follow when I have time to get out the Canon, or better yet, get my mate - who knows how to use a camera - to take some for me !
Lovely kit, built straight from the box, apart from some tensioners and anchors which I made from .05 copper wire. I managed to destroy the starboard boom, when trying to iron out a very slight bend, using a hairdryer. I had to take it apart, an[...]