I had one of these back in the ’70s, so when I saw the kit at the local hobby shop — in a condition and at a price that suggested it had been on someone’s shelf for quite a while before being transferred for resale — I sprang for it and recently put it together.
When I was in 4th grade, my grandfather, Lt. Col. A. Justin Williams, gave me a wonderful 25-volume history of the Second World War, The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of […]
Raise your hand if you like Grumman’s iconic design for a torpedo bomber! (Me too.)
Had fun making this one — though it was not a quick job by any means.
I have made this piece twice: once, when it was a Waterloo 1815 kit, and then again recently, when my son and I bought Italeri’s El Alamein Battle Set. The […]
First, I want to touch upon an issue I have never yet addressed on these pages, but which bears a word or two of acknowledgment. Since starting this blog a couple […]
In a previous post I shared a sampling of my Japanese kits in 1/72, in another some American examples, and in another some Soviet items. Here, in pictures that basically amount to single-vehicle portraits, are […]
These are much the same images as in my previous post, but in black and white. I like the photos in color. I like them in black and white. What to […]
I have always loved the look of the P-40, and not just because of the “shark’s mouth” it often seems to be sporting. The rounded edges of the tail and […]
I just finished building Academy’s 1/72 B-17G “Special Nose Art Edition” — after five months of work. It’s not that the finished model is so amazing down to every detail after […]