Here is a little tip on making a realistic snow base for model displays. I wanted to display one of my model aircraft that was equipped with snow skis on a snow base. I started with a round base and created the snow base using spackle. I [...]
This is my first build of an HK models kit and it did not dissappoint. The kit does have a few weak points but overall I really enjoyed the build.
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Photograpy: Nikon D300; Focus Stacking using Helicon Focus; [...]
Note: I wrote this 12 years ago for Modeling Madness. The original photos were lost after my laptop HDD crashed in 2013 and I couldn't recover them to my dismay so this is what the model currently looks like which isn't bad as it survived [...]
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America has A10 and “brrrrrrrr”, Soviets and Russians has Su25 and “phew phew phew”. Some would say that A10 is gun with plane and Su25 is rocket with plane. Both planes has same Close Air Support role. We can fight about topic [...]
A few months ago, while visiting family in Joliet and Chicago I paid a visit to Walt's Hobby Shop in Joliet, another really great hobby shop with tons of models and train stuff. I picked up the Tamiya M-51 kit because many years ago I [...]
Soon after Hitler's rise to power, Henschel started designing aircraft. One of the first was the Hs 123, aimed to meet the 1933 dive bomber requirements for the reborn Luftwaffe. The prototype performed its maiden flight on 1 April 1935. [...]
In Oregon one can still find independent hobby shops that seem to thrive. ( As covered by Dennis Meyers a few days ago. )
Probably so owing to stocking diverse hobby items and the drippy long Winters with people looking for indoor [...]
Here is my favorite topic, unfortunately limited due to the handful of aircraft produced. The model plastic is nicely engraved and separated control surfaces are provided including slats. However, the model does not offer more details by [...]
On a recent visit with my brother we discovered the Hillsboro Hobby Shop a few miles east of Portland, Oregon. This is a great classic main street hobby shop. Their stock runs the gamut...scale models, RC, rockets, doll houses, etc. [...]