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I live in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA, where I was born in 1954.
Eleven pop culture models I made from 2000 to 2019 can be seen at the CultTVman site: https://culttvman.com/main/tag/tom-hering/

1/24 Monogram "Orange Hauler"

Monogram's 1990 reissue of their 1966 kit. A straight-out-of-the-box build. I kept it simple, which made this project a pleasure from start to finish. The first car model I've built since I was a kid in the 1960s. One of my favorites back [...]

More Old Kits

Looks like this is the weekend to show vintage models. (1.) "Scuz Fink with Dingbat." Revell's 2004 reissue of their 1965 kit. (2.) "Huey's Hut Rod." Testors' 1993 reissue of Hawk's 1963-64 kit. Huey's head was [...]

1/8 Aurora "Red Knight of Vienna"

This model of Medieval jousting armor is Aurora's 1963 reissue of their 1958 kit. The red color is the kit's metallic red plastic. The blue-green is Army Painter's "Wizards Orb." The gold is a 50/50 mix of Testors' Metallic Gold [...]

1/8 Aurora "Black Knight of Nurnberg"

This is Aurora's 1963 reissue of their 1957 kit. Though molded in black, I sprayed all the armor with Tamiya TS-40 Metallic Black (rattle can). The decoration is Army Painter Pure Red, dabbed on with an 18/0 brush, mostly following the [...]

1/8 Aurora "Gold Knight of Nice"

Completed in 2013. This is the 2011 Monogram reissue of Aurora's "Gold Knight of Nice," first released in 1959. I added the base. The armor is hand brushed with a 50/50 mix of Testors Metallic Gold and Metallic Copper, and the [...]

1/8 Aurora "Blue Knight of Milan"

Completed in 2022. This is a bagged kit of the Blue Knight, first released in 1957. The nameplate on the base said "Sir Galahad," so it was part of the 1967 "Camelot" reissues. Fortunately, I was able to get a pre-1967 [...]

1/350 "When Worlds Collide" Space Ark

Completed in 2022. This is the 1/350 Pegasus kit of the Space Ark from the 1951 movie "When Worlds Collide." I filled the panel lines on the hull because they were grossly oversized. (They exist on the original studio prop, but [...]

1/48 "The War of the Worlds" Diorama

Completed in 2022. The idea behind this diorama was to suggest the attack on Los Angeles in the 1953 movie "The War of the Worlds." Three kits were combined. Pegasus 1/48 Martian War Machine. Verlinden 1/48 Ruined Street Sections [...]

1/48 Special Hobby "V-173 Flying Pancake"

Completed in 2020. Though I've started half-a-dozen or so aircraft models over the decades, this is the first one I've ever finished. The kit has some serious faults. Even the plastic it's made of is a problem. (It splits and cracks under [...]