I have been making an ornament for the tree every year since my wife and I got married. She provides a tentative support for my modelling, which is helped greatly by my involvement in Christmas, especially the surprise of what she gets o[...]
Here is my Airfix 1/72 PR XIX. Like Magnus Fridsell, I am a big fan of the Spitfire and an even bigger fan of the Spit in 1/72. I will post more of them if you would like, but they are all on the Spitfre site. This one was built with Quickboost[...]
This is one of my more current buillds but still a bit old as I have not been able to buld much in the past few years because of work. This is the the Acadamy P-51B. I think the decals were Superscale. The paint was Model master OD green faded [...]
This kit was not an easy build - not for me, anyway. There were significant fit issues, no pin holes to align the fuselage halves, landing gear struts that didn't fit into the corresponding holes in the upper wing section, a I'm sure other thing[...]
I don't even remember what manufacturer this was (anyone?). I do recall it was a pretty straight-forward build with no memorable issues - of course, you must keep in mind I don't remember what I ate for lunch yesterday. It came out ok, I guess.[...]
Another one of those (at least for me at the time) "must have" releases. Drove 40 miles to a Hobby Lobby with a 40% discount coupon in my pocket. Of course, NOW there's a HL 6 miles from here. This kit had a plethora of armament - which I obviou[...]
this is the Czech models 48 scale skyknight finished OOB with kit markings for VF-14. This kit was a lesson in using every tool in your tool box lol !
A complement to the recently posted video tutorial How to emphasize detail with pin washes, this clip demonstrates the some basic weathering technique using dry pastels or pigments rather than oils. Found on SMConsortium.
A few years back, we were fortunate enough to go on an Alaskan cruise and I managed to cross another one off the "bucket list". I'd flown in a hot air ballon, a glider, a bi-plane, helicopters, all sorts of private aircraft and airliners, but n[...]
This was my grand adventure into creating water. I got pretty involved in the German S-Boat with a lot of aftermarket PE sets. I found a tutorial on doing water on the internet and gave it a shot. I scratch-built the buoy and seagulls and found [...]