A very nice recent addition to the Airfix product catalog, shown here with my Academy B-17G.
These books detail and evaluate the quality of all of the gear used by German and British airmen in 1940, from goggles to jackets. Photos include close-ups of surviving, museum-quality examples as well as snapshots of the men wearing them nearly 80 years ago.
Kit by MPM Models. After-market canopy masking by Eduard. Although I have been working steadily on various builds over the last several months, I have been on a posting hiatus […]
As my adult model-building hobby era has continued apace, building a new version of this old favorite was on my to-do list, and here I share the results of building Heller’s kit of the “Tante Ju,” imagined on a snowy airstrip.
Here I offer a brief study of my little ship-making history. In an earlier post I shared three bombers and discussed the ways in which my building of large aircraft had developed over 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 […]
The complete set of photos from my previous post, “OCD, Miniatures and Me.”