Here’s my Revell Stearman PT-17. This was the first time I tried rigging with micro tubing and ring anchors. It was a tedious process but, it sure looks good when done. Better than cleaning up and painting tank bogie wheels! 😆 I think I will gra[...]
I'm nearing the end of my Navy dive bomber collecting spree, having just received a Vac Wings BT-1 in the mail, so I turned my attention to Navy trainers for a bit before starting that project. I was pleased to find the following kits were avai[...]
Here is another hanger diorama, this time a small, ag operator's hanger. It's O-dark-thirty and the work day is beginning.
I found this Lionel hanger on eBay for a good price, so I thought I would build it up and see what it looked like. I was[...]
Typical of Revell Germany kits, good instructions with fairly straight forward parts assembly. A level 5 & 7 hours is what it is. I enjoyed the process & decided to pass on the "rigging" issue. Might revisit it when I get the "right wire[...]
The Erickson Aircraft Collection Museum is located at the Madras Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Bend, Oregon on Hwy 26 near the intersection of Hwy 97N. The collection was originally founded by Jack Erickson of sky crane and aerial firefigh[...]
I have always love the Stearman and all of it's different schemes and variants. For many years I have been frustrated due to the lack of modern quality kits of this fabulous bird in my favorite build scale of 1/48, or even 1/32. Then to the su[...]
Too long; didn’t read summary: I no longer think I can find satisfaction in quick builds. They can be either quick or satisfying. Never both. Your mileage may vary.
Quick build ( • /kwik bild/)
A box of sprues you grab, glue and paint over the[...]
Here's my just finished Stearman PT-17, a 1/48 scale Revell kit I built 'out of the box'. It is the smallest model I've built. the kit goes together real well, maybe it should be part of Revell's "Pro-Modeller' series. Maybe if they just added a[...]
Happy new year all. Here us my first for 2016.
I loved every minute of this build. Went together like a dream, my wife picked the colour scheme, and I got through it with no problems at all.
If you have not done one and want to, get one. [...]