I am in Florida, having competed in the Top Gun RC meet a few weeks ago. My son lives not far away from where the meet was held, so we came to visit. It was only supposed to be for a few days, but has turned into a few weeks. It turned out th[...]
My favorite twin-engined bomber of WWII, and probably the most iconic, as in overexposed, livery.
Relatively straight forward and basic kit-another member of the 20/20 club, and another lockdown build.
This is the AMT kit that was originally titled "Caterpillar D8H" but has been re-released as the generic "construction bulldozer." It's a great kit, very detailed, and very much capable of even more scratch-building detail. I limited myself to[...]
I grew up on a farm with green tractors, and as kids my school mates and I used to have tug-of-wars over whether John Deere or IH were the better tractors. Sometime around my early teens I built the Ertl Massey-Ferguson 1155 tractor which was a[...]
I am a big fan of the Lockheed F-104. My father flew the CF-104 with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) from 1961 to 1964. This model features a commemorative paint scheme for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) 421 Red Indian Squadron. In 1983 42[...]
The 1/72 Esci F-104 kits were re-boxed by AMT. The kits are pretty nice with extra fine recessed panel lines and the option to build the short tail A or C version or the more common long tail version used by most countries except the US and a fe[...]
This must be a record for me at least since I was young, 4 kits done in 3 months! All fun, all straight out of the box (well I did plug wires on the dragster) and I did my best to not stress out over perfection. The last one is AMTs Silhouette[...]
Well here is progress on my AMT Silhouette, this time pictures taken with my trusty digital camera and processed with "pictures" on my new MacBook Air. The iPad...well I should have liked it, but I hated it! Well hate is strong, I just didn't [...]
Long story behind this kit!! My best friend Marshall Smith who owned a Restored 1971 Dodge Charger SE. His Charger was authenticated by Gailen Govier as to be 1 of 7 built in 1971. Charger SE was a luxury style Charger with a leather interior[...]